Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic ‘Oppenheimer’ has struck box office gold, surpassing the remarkable $500 million mark in just three weeks since its release. Official estimates for the film from Universal Pictures reveal that it now holds the title of the highest-grossing R-rated film of 2023.
‘Oppenheimer’ stands out not only for its box office success, but also for its impressive staying power, taking its place as the number 3 film at the domestic and international box office in its third weekend. The film’s extraordinary theatrical run is made all the more remarkable by its R rating, long running time and historical subject matter.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, praised Nolan’s cinematography and the film’s captivating subject, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist behind the Manhattan Project. He noted that ‘Oppenheimer’ defied expectations and stood out as a historical drama at the box office.
The film’s success is even more exceptional as it joins an elite group of biopics that have grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide. Along with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Passion of the Christ” and “American Sniper,” “Oppenheimer” secures its place among the most financially successful biopics.
Universal Pictures praised the film’s success, recognizing it as one of the most revered and talked about summer releases ever from a major studio. The unexpected viral phenomenon known as “Barbenheimer” further contributed to the film’s buzz, showing the magical power of captivating storytelling and cinematic marketing.
As “Oppenheimer” continues to captivate audiences around the world, its box office triumph reaffirms the enduring appeal of thought-provoking historical dramas brought to life by talented filmmakers.
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