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Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer enters Rs 100 crore club

Barbie continues to struggle at the Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer enters Rs 100 crore club
Oppenheimer’s sense of identity is driven by a very practical patriotism.

Last Updated: 01.41 AM, Aug 03, 2023


Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, has successfully crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark in the Indian market, solidifying its position in the 100-crore club. This biographical film is centred around J. Robert Oppenheimer. It released in theatres on July 21.

Until August 2, the movie had accumulated a total of Rs. 97 crores at the Indian box office. However, according to an official press release from Universal Pictures, Oppenheimer garnered an additional Rs. 3 crores on August 3. Consequently, the film’s overall earnings in India are now around Rs. 100 crores.

Cilian Murphy’s Oppenheimer released alongside Greta Gerwig’s version of Barbie, featuring Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in the lead roles. In their debut week solely in the Indian box office, both Christopher Nolan’s project and Barbie achieved a combined sum of Rs. 100 crores. In its initial week, Oppenheimer alone amassed a remarkable Rs. 73.20 crores.

Since its release on July 21, a specific scene from Oppenheimer has been drawing attention from a segment of Indian audiences. The protagonist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, portrayed by Cillian Murphy, is depicted engaging in a sexual encounter with psychologist Jean Tatlock, played by Florence Pugh. During this scene, Jean requests Oppenheimer to recite a verse from a Sanskrit book, the cover of which remains obscured from view.

At Jean’s insistence, an uncertain Oppenheimer reads aloud the verse she indicates, “Now, I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.” The film is also becoming popular because of its Bhagavat Gita connection.

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