Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer is blaring loudly at the IMAX theatres around the world. With its grand theatrical release in July, Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus project is all set to become the biggest blockbuster of 2023 till now. The biographical epic marks the entry of Cillian Murphy into mainstream cinema.

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Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer

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Along with Oppenheimer, Greta Gerwig directed Barbie had initiated its theatrical run. The movie saw Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken in the fantasy drama. With a great marketing strategy by Mattel and Warner Bros, the movie went on to clinch the $1 billion mark in less than a month of its release.

Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer Creates A Unique Record, leaves behind Barbie

Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer created waves in the entertainment world way before its release. Based on the life of the reputed theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the movie witnessed one of the biggest openings at the box office. However, Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer is still behind Barbie with respect to officially entering the billion-dollar club, but the biographical saga has already broken a few records.

Oppenheimer has surpassed the 2016 released Sing to get the honor of becoming the highest-grossing domestic movie to never the top position at the box office.

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Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

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Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer might be a little backward in the race against Margot Robbie’s Barbie, but it does not have to work much harder to enter the billion-dollar club. Made on a budget of $100 million, Christopher Nolan’s R-rated sci-fi drama went on to gross around $649 million in less than a month of its theatrical release. As of now, it is the highest-grossing movie based on the backdrop of World War 2.

Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer VS Margot Robbie’s Barbie– Who Is Winning Both Critically And Commercially?

It’s not even a month since the release of both Barbie and Oppenheimer, the blockbuster movies have already broken multiple records in the history of cinema. Greta Gerwig’s fantasy doll drama has gone on to exceed the $1 billion mark at the box office. Barbie has created history as it is the biggest movie commercially, directed by a female director. According to its worldwide collection, Margot Robbie’s movie has grossed an incredible $1.18 billion and is still rolling ahead as one of the biggest commercial hits of 2023. The plot of Barbie spoke volumes about the gender discrimination which is still prevalent in our societies.

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Barbie versus Oppenheimer

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Oppenheimer has already entered the list of the top ten R-rated movies of all time in the history of cinema. Christopher Nolan’s highly esteemed project was critically acclaimed for the great performances by the A-listers of Hollywood like Tom Conti, Josh Hartnett, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr. The marketing of the biographical drama was not as extravagant as Barbie’s but the compelling storytelling and the charisma of Christopher Nolan is more than enough to draw the crowd to the theatres.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie are currently running in theatres across the world.

Source: Collider

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