The cinematic landscape was forever altered on that momentous 21st of July in 2023 when Oppenheimer was unleashed upon the world. With fervor, audiences globally embraced Christopher Nolan’s unparalleled talent. Led by Cillian Murphy, the film became an unexpected gem, illuminating the summer box office. It shattered expectations, setting new records and surpassing genre predecessors. Oppenheimer etched its mark in cinematic history, nearing the $700 million mark. Like a crescendoing symphony, it aimed for more records and milestones. Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece was poised to reshape his legacy, toppling his own records.

Unprecedented Box Office Triumph of Oppenheimer


As the week progresses, Oppenheimer is poised to achieve remarkable box office figures, with an anticipated North American revenue of $286 million and an estimated $432 million from international markets, culminating in a global tally of $720 million by Sunday. This remarkable feat would propel it ahead of Interstellar, a movie that had accumulated $718 million during its entire run, even considering the additional earnings from re-releases. The momentum of success doesn’t stop there.

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Beyond surpassing Interstellar, Oppenheimer is set to conquer yet another milestone by surpassing the lifetime earnings of Inception, becoming the third-highest-grossing film in Christopher Nolan‘s repertoire. While Oppenheimer ascends the ranks of Nolan’s cinematic accomplishments, his top three money-spinners remain The Dark Knight Rises with a colossal $1.08 billion, followed by The Dark Knight at a staggering $1 billion, and Inception with a substantial $836 million. Across the globe, certain markets have shown a particularly strong affinity for Oppenheimer.

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan

The United Kingdom has contributed significantly with an impressive $62.1 million, followed closely by Germany at $38.1 million, France at $30.4 million, Australia at $22.1 million, and Spain at $17.8 million. Notably, the film enjoyed a spectacular debut in Korea, amassing an outstanding collection of $10.4 million within just the first few days of release. Yet, amidst the celebration of these remarkable achievements, Christopher Nolan’s true satisfaction lies in his ability to connect with a diverse and extensive audience. For a filmmaker of his caliber, the resonance of his work with viewers holds greater importance than the mere standings on the box office charts.

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Cillian Murphy’s Emotional Connection to Interstellar

Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy

In a recent interview, Cillian Murphy opened up about his admiration for Christopher Nolan’s filmography, particularly his desire to be a part of the 2014 space epic Interstellar. When asked if there was a specific Nolan film he wished he could have been a part of, Murphy’s heartfelt response revealed a profound connection to Interstellar. He expressed that the film had left a significant impact on him. Murphy recounted how he had envisioned himself as a part of the Interstellar cast, immersing himself in the intricate narrative and captivating visuals that define Nolan’s unique storytelling style.

However, he acknowledged that Nolan’s casting decisions led to the selection of “the right people” for the roles, and he respected that. Instead of dwelling on missed opportunities, Murphy revealed that he found a different kind of fulfillment in being able to experience the film as a passionate fan, unburdened by the need to critique his own performance.

“I adore ‘Interstellar’ just because I find it so emotional. I remember seeing it in the cinema when I had little kids. It just had a big impact on me. It broke my heart. I love watching his films when I’m not in them because you don’t have to freak out about the size of your ears, or whatever.”

When the conversation turned to the ideal movie to pair with Oppenheimer in a double feature, Murphy’s appreciation for Nolan’s filmography remained evident. It came as no surprise that he once again mentioned Interstellar, a testament to the film’s enduring impact on him. Through Murphy’s words, it’s clear that his connection to Nolan’s work extends beyond acting.

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Source: CBR

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