Oppenheimer Is Now The Highest-Grossing Biopic Ever
Christopher Nolan's latest has supplanted Bohemian Rhapsody for the box office record.
The creation of the atomic bomb has proven to be more popular than one of the greatest rock bands at the box office. Oppenheimer has made more money worldwide than Bohemian Rhapsody, meaning it's now the highest-grossing biopic ever.
The Wrap reports Oppenheimer has earned over $912 million globally after its ninth weekend in theaters, in which the film hauled in another $12 million. That pushed Oppenheimer ahead of Bohemian Rhapsody, about Freddie Mercury, which previously held the biopic record with $902 million. Oppenheimer's IMAX run has definitely played a significant role, as The Wrap notes it's made $179 million off those screens.
This isn't the first headline-worthy box office milestone for Oppenheimer, either. The movie--starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Florence Pugh--is director Christopher Nolan's biggest non-Batman film ever in the US. Only The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises top the biopic.
On top of that, Oppenheimer passed Deadpool 2 to become the second-highest-grossing R-rated film ever at the worldwide box office earlier this month. Nolan's flick now sits behind The Joker in that category but probably won't catch its mark of over $1 billion earned.
Oppenheimer is the third-biggest movie of the year, with Barbie and The Super Mario Bros. Movie ahead of it. For more on the biopic, check out GameSpot's Oppenheimer review.
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