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Cineplex Inc. CGX-T says it saw its highest July box office of all time as Barbie and Oppenheimer sent droves to theatres last month.

The Toronto-based cinema chain says the record month surpassed $86-million in net box office revenues.

July also delivered the company its second-highest month on record, trailing December, 2015, when Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released.

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Cineplex attributed much of the month’s lift to Barbie, which generated the highest July attendance at its theatres, followed by Oppenheimer and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

Altogether the company says 6.8 million moviegoers visited its theatres last month and Cineplex also scored its second-highest monthly premium box office revenue of all time.

The Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling-starring Barbie debuted on July 21, the same day as Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer hit theatres, with many fans treating the concurrent releases as a double bill.

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