“Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s standout film starring Cillian Murphy, has once again achieved a new record, becoming the highest-grossing biographical film in history. He managed that in the first weekend, but now he’s done it worldwide: he’s outsold Bohemian Rhapsody, the biographical film about Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek) and the rock group Queen. With a box office gross of $900 million, Oppenheimer’s next goal is to surpass “Joker” as the highest-grossing film in R-rated history.
A high-level 2023 for the world of cinema, in which Oppenheimer emerges as one of the most outstanding films and it is so far the third most grossing at the box office, behind only Barbie and Super Mario Bros. . : the film.
Oppenheimer and a record summer
One of the summer’s highest-grossing films worldwide, Oppenheimer reached a milestone in North American cinema by becoming the highest-grossing film of all time in the United States that never managed to reach number one at the box office. A surprising fact, but there has been another big phenomenon of recent years: Barbie.
What was achieved is not surprising for Christopher Nolan, and the renowned British director enjoyed similar success without his film becoming the highest-grossing film on the billboard at the time. Which was? Interstellar in 2014, which was beaten in theaters by Disney’s Big Hero 6. A strange fact that seems to have become a habit for Nolan is that not being first at the box office has never been more celebrated.