With a $1 billion budget, Barbie breaks yet another milestone for female directors.

Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" nears $1B global earnings in just 3 weeks.

Surpasses Patty Jenkins' record for female directors.

Gerwig directed and co-wrote; Margot Robbie stars.

Earned $53M from 4,178 North American locations this weekend.

Dominates the box office for 3 weeks, still going strong.

Warner Bros. predicts $1B milestone by end of the day.

Gerwig's success a positive shift for female directors.

"Barbie" cements Gerwig's place in blockbuster filmmaking.

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