'Oppenheimer' Debuts in Japan with Box Office Collection of $2.5 Million; surpasses 'Dune: Part Two' and registers the HIGHEST premiere |


The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan biopic, “oppenheimer,” made its long-awaited debut in Japanese theaters on Friday, eliciting a range of emotions from audiences in a country deeply impacted by the issue. Despite the sensitive nature of its narrative, the film managed to reach a significant milestone by surpassing the science fiction epicDune: Part Two' to claim the title of the highest opening weekend of 2024 in Japan.
According to box office reports, “Oppenheimer” has racked up an impressive $2.5 million since its release in 343 theaters, surpassing the $1.3 million earnings of “Dune: Part Two” released the previous month. Additionally, the biopic eclipsed the box office performance of last year's 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom', which grossed approximately $1.6 million.

Although “Oppenheimer” claimed third place on the domestic box office charts, behind local offerings like the horror film 'Strange House' and the animated film 'Haikyu!!', its global impact remains undeniable. With cumulative ticket sales reaching a staggering $965 million worldwide, the film continues to captivate audiences on a global scale.

The biographical film tells the life of the American physicist. J. Robert Oppenheimerwhose fundamental role in the creation of the atomic bomb marked the course of history. With rave reviews and plenty of praise, including seven Oscars at this month's awards ceremony, including Best Director for Christopher Nolan and Best Actor for the star. Cillian Murphy“Oppenheimer” has garnered widespread recognition.

However, its success has not been without controversy, particularly in

Hiroshima, the city devastated by the first nuclear bomb. Critics have expressed concern about the film's depiction of historical events, with some questioning its perspective and sensitivity toward those affected by the attacks.
Despite mixed reactions, “Oppenheimer” continues to provoke debate and reflection on the enduring legacy of nuclear war.

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