No one would have thought that a three-hour film about the father of the atomic bomb would be one of the highest-grossing films of the year, giving The Pink Muppets, The Plumber Brothers and Farewell Guardians a real run for their money. But that's exactly what happened with OppenheimerThis is what director Christopher Nolan considers a positive omen for the future of cinema.
As Christopher Nolan said Empire, Oppenheimer It defied the odds at the box office this year. “I just made a three-hour movie about Robert Oppenheimer, and it's R-rated and half black-and-white — and it made a billion dollars. Of course I think movies do great… And the crazy thing is that it's literally the most successful movie I've ever made. I've been doing this for 20 years and in the UK it's my highest-grossing film. So, I feel comfortable with the state of the film industry, based on my own experience. But also based on watching other films, seeing audiences coming back.
Other films included here of course Barbiewhich was paired with the same release date Oppenheimer, sparked a pop culture phenomenon that captured the attention, memes, and money of audiences everywhere. While this was expected Barbie It would come out on top — which it did, taking in $1.4 billion worldwide — Nolan and Oppenheimer He made very good use of the dual features.
But that was not the case Barbenheimer Who gave Oppenheimer hand. As Nolan said, it was a desire to see new material on the big screen. “The audience’s desire to be surprised, to see something new, to see something they didn’t know they wanted, that has always been the strongest force in theatrical film…so it was great to see that this year.” Oppenheimer It would end up becoming the highest-grossing biopic of all time, grossing $954 million worldwide against the previous record holder. bohemian rhapsody$879 million. And now Oppenheimer It is a best-selling home video release thanks to its physical media pressing.
According to The Numbers, 2023 saw $8.5 billion at the domestic box office, a massive improvement over last year's $7.4 billion and the best year since the COVID-19 pandemic. For reference, 2019 saw $11.2 billion in revenue domestically from Marvel, Disney, and even R-rated properties. joker.
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