Oppenheimer grossed $912 million in its ninth week of worldwide release. The Wrap found out about this. Christopher Nolan’s film has surpassed Bohemian Rhapsody and has become the highest-grossing biographical film in history.
In its ninth weekend of release, Oppenheimer added $12 million. Sources from the Universal publication claim that the film exceeded the studio’s expectations. According to them, when closing the deal with Nolan, executives were counting on the box office level of 2017’s Dunkirk, which grossed only $525 million worldwide, almost half.
In third place among biographical films are “Sniper” with 547 million, “The Greatest Showman” with 435 million, “The King’s Speech!” with 427 million, The Wolf of Wall Street with 406 million and Catch Me If You Can with 352 million.
The $900 million raised also makes the film about the father of the nuclear bomb the third highest-grossing film of 2023, behind Barbie and Super Mario Bros. It occupies the same position among the highest-grossing works of Nolan’s career, only behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
The Wrap expects “Oppenheimer” to be a front-runner at this year’s Oscars. If the film wins Best Picture, it will become the highest-grossing title to win the award since The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King grossed $1.1 billion 20 years ago.
The film is based on the book “Oppenheimer. The Triumph and Tragedy of the American Prometheus” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006. It tells the story of the life of an American physicist who led the early development of nuclear weapons.