Christopher Nolan is easily one of the biggest filmmakers on this planet. His films are known for successfully bridging the gap between art and commerce. His upcoming historical biographical drama film Oppenheimer is one of the most anticipated films of 2023. The advance booking of the film in India kick-started 15 days back and a lot of people flocked to book its ticket. It went through the roof as film sold massive numbers in advances.
The impressive advance booking stats of the film has led trade experts to believe that it might open to double-digit figure on its opening day in India but we predicted it will be biggest opening of the year in Hollywood in India. And that’s what happened!
Oppenheimer Box Office Collection In India
Film has collected big 14.50 cr net on day one followed by good jump on day two. Film collected 17 cr net on day two followed by 16.75 cr net on Sunday. Film had 3 – day total of 57.50 cr gross (48.25 cr net). Film dropped on Monday on expected lines by 52% and collected 6.75 cr net.
India is the best-performing market for the film internationally. With $7 million plus weekend, it will be only second to the United Kingdom ($12 million) in terms of gross box office collections, ahead of bigger Hollywood markets like France, Australia, Germany, etc. despite releasing on Friday while the aforementioned had four or five days weekend. In terms of tickets sold, it is even better, with more than 2.30 million admits, ahead of 1 million in the United Kingdom or 0.70 million in France.
Following are the collections for the film in India:
Friday: 14.50 cr
Saturday: 17 cr
Sunday: 16.75 cr
Monday: 6.75 cr
Total: 55 cr net (66 cr gross)
Film will collect 72-74 cr net (87-89 cr gross) in week one which is highest ever number for a Nolan film. Film will chase 100 cr net lifetime in India which is possible considering no Hollywood biggies in weeks to come plus Imax will continue to screen for weeks.
Oppenheimer Lags Behind Barbie At Global Box Office
Oppenheimer was expected to open around 80-90 Million USD Worldwide for weekend but considerably behind Barbie. Oppenheimer blew up industry’s projections at US box office after outstanding 80.5 Million USD over its 3-day opening weekend. This was biggest for an original film in Christopher Nolan’s career, beating Inception’s 62.8 Million USD! This was also biggest for any R-rated film Post-Covid, beating JohnWick 4’s 73.8 Million USD. Film collected huge 174.2 Million USD Worldwide over weekend.
Domestic US: $80.5 Million
Overseas: $93.7 Million
Total Worldwide: $174.2 Million
Written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is based on the book American Prometheus, which was on American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. He had helped in creating the first-ever nuclear weapons. The film stars Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., and Florence Pugh.
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