Oppenheimer is blowing past all of the expectations, as it makes an impressive debut at both domestic and international box office. The Christopher Nolan three-hour-long biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer was released yesterday with Gerta Gerwig‘s Barbie, and the audience is super-excited for both of the films, making The Barbenheimer the greatest double feature of recent times.
Oppenheimer technically started out with certain disadvantages when it comes to earning at the box office, especially when compared to its competition Barbie. Even with the glowing critical reviews the epic biopic film has a three-hour long runtime which means that it will have fewer screenings, the film is also quite dark and really challenges the audience when sometimes the masses only want an easy flick to pass their time. But because of the sheer quality of the film and the name Nolan has made for himself, helped the film in making a great opening day at both the domestic and the international box office.
Oppenheimer was initially expected to make around $50 million domestically and around $100 million globally in its first week of release. But the film blew past all of the early projections just on its first day earning $33 million at the domestic box office, including $10 million from previews. Now, the new projections for Oppenheimer have been raised to over $77 million domestically and $90 million internationally (per The Hollywood Reporter), making a total of $165 million in its first week of release.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize Winning novel American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the Christopher Nolan film follows one of the biggest stories in the history of the modern world.
Oppenheimer’s ensemble cast has to be one of the most stacked casts of all time. Led by Nolan’s longtime collaborator Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer, the ensemble cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, Emily Blunt as Kitty Oppenheimer, Matt Damon as Leslie Groves, Florence Pugh as Jean Tatlock, Rami Malek as David Hill, Dane DeHaan as Kenneth Nicholds, Jack Quaid as Richard Feynman, and frankly too many more to mention.
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