Nolan's Next Billion-Dollar Blockbuster? A Look at Oppenheimer's Box Office Prospects
Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan's film about the father of the atomic bomb, has a shot at reaching $1 billion at the global box office.
After 10 weeks in theaters, Oppenheimer has already grossed $926 million worldwide.
It is currently the third-highest grossing film of 2023, surpassing blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Fast and Furious 10.
To hit $1 billion, Oppenheimer needs to generate another $74 million.
While global ticket sales have slowed down, the film is still performing strongly in China, Italy, and Germany.
Oppenheimer is the second-highest grossing R-rated film of all time, behind Joker.
Nolan's reputation as a filmmaker and the film's availability in IMAX have helped to drive its success.
It is projected that Oppenheimer will gross around $950 million in its initial run, just short of $1 billion.