Will ‘Oppenheimer’ Hit $1 Billion? Inside Christopher Nolan’s Historic Box Office Run

Does Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” have enough heat to hit $1 billion globally? At one point, this milestone may have sounded entirely improbable for a three-hour historical drama that mostly depicts scientists talking about theoretical physics.But sure enough, the biopic starring Cillian Murphy as the so-called father of the atomic bomb has become a full-fledged blockbuster with a fighting chance at joining the billion-dollar club.

After 10 weeks of release, “Oppenheimer” has earned a staggering $926 million at the worldwide box office.

It’s the third-highest grossing movie of the year, far surpassing big-budget tentpoles like Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

3” ($845 million), the 10th “Fast and Furious” movie ($704 million) and “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” ($576 million).To reach $1 billion, “Oppenheimer” needs to generate another $74 million worldwide.

Though not impossible, this would require people to keep showing up for “Oppenheimer” over several more weeks.

Global ticket sales have…

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