Back and forth between record hits continues Barbie AND Oppenheimer, two phenomena of cinematic summer. Just yesterday, for example, Greta Gerwig’s film surpassed The Dark Knight (also Christopher Nolan), becoming the best domestic result in the history of Warner Bros. The director’s new effort is no less ready to celebrate the bittersweet result.
According to what was emphasized in these hours by foreign newspapers, biopic about the father of the atomic bomb is one step away from being highest grossing film domestically… without however has never been #1 at the box office! The record is still held by lonelythat raised $270,395,425 in 2016: advertising Oppenheimer less than 400 thousand dollars is not enough to wrest the prestigious title from him.
Needless to say, what makes the result bittersweet is the apparent “clash” with Barbie, which has dominated the domestic and global box office in recent weeks. However, if they hadn’t been released at the same time, is it possible that Christopher Nolan’s film would have grossed less? Barbenheimer it was (and continues to be) an interesting phenomenon that gave a good boost to both titles: watching both films one after the other guaranteed an audience on both sides, guaranteeing record after record.
Oppenheimer, for example, has already become the highest-grossing World War II film, surpassing Dunkirk Also Christopher Nolan. In addition, with a worldwide gross income of over $577 million, it entered the Top 10 R-Rated Movies the most profitable in history.
Written and directed by Nolan, it is based on the book by Kai Byrd and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: Triumph and Tragedy by J. Robert Oppenheimer, which brought its authors the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. The cast involved is clearly “all-star” and it shows Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer himself, a scientist considered the “father” of the atomic bomb, while Emily Blunt will be his wife, the communist botanist Katherine Oppenheimer.
Robert Downey Jr. shown as Lewis Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, and Matt Damon played by Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project. They complete the rest of the cast Kenneth Branagh, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Dylan Arnold, Alden Ehrenreich AND David Kramholtz.
To see Oppenheimer in Italy, we need to wait a bit: he arrives in theaters August 23, 2023.
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