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Barbie vs Oppenheimer latest news: Both films exceed expectations as box office frontrunner emerges

Barbie cast turns London Eye pink to celebrate movie premiere

Cinemas around the world are busier than ever thanks to the arrival of two films that quickly became blockbusters.

Excitement for Greta Gerwig Barbie doll and by Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer accelerated in preparation for their concurrent releases, has finally arrived.

While OppenheimerThe critical rating of has blown over Barbie doll With a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomato, the latter, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is now expected to double the box office take of the Cillian Murphy-starred biopic.

However, both releases far exceeded their expectations, perhaps proving that audiences have grown tired of sequels and superhero movies.

Barbie doll is estimated to earn $110 million at the US box office in its opening weekend, with OppenheimerThe total is expected to be around $50 million. Impressively, Barbie is currently on track to gross $150 million, with Nolan’s TV series grossing $75 million. international, Barbie dollIts revenue will see it have its second-biggest launch ever.

One place where audiences can’t see the film is Vietnam, where it is banned – and it has now been delayed in Pakistan’s Punjab province because of “offensive content”. Based on GuardBarbie is under review due to concerns about scenes that might violate the country’s social, cultural and religious values.

Meanwhile, speaking in a new interview with independenceNolan describes Oppenheimer is “the biggest movie I’ve made”. Murphy admitted to having difficulty watching the film due to seeing his face projected on the screen, but admitted that the film was “designed” to be “viewed with an audience”.

OppenheimerHowever, the London premiere was cut short due to the cast leaving early to prepare for the SAG-AFTRA strike order, which began a few hours after the event.


Is Oppenheimer really the ‘father’ of the atomic bomb?

Guy Walters writes in a long reading for independence.

“But the problem with the great man theory is that it rarely holds water, and nowhere does it leak more easily than with Oppenheimer.

“To call him the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ is to dismiss not only the Manhattan Project as the result of teamwork on an unprecedented level in history, but also of others worthy of being the father of the atom.”

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 19:15


‘Oppenheimer’ technical error hits cinemas

Christopher Nolan has been very clear about his preferred viewing style oppeheimer in IMAX 70mm format.

In fact, the film is the longest film ever shown in this format.

However, due to the fragile nature of projection at 70mm, many moviegoers around the world have encountered errors – one of which may or may not be Barbenheimer’s fault.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 18:15


Rishi Sunak watched ‘Barbie’

Joining Barbenheimer this weekend is Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who wrote: “The family vote is one-way… Barbie doll first it was #Barbenheimer.”

Though it looks like he’s planning on double paying with OppenheimerWith a certificate of 15 years old, he should have sent his two daughters, 9 and 11 years old, home first.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 17:15


Christopher Nolan says Oppenheimer is ‘the greatest movie I’ve ever made’

ICYMI, independence sit down with both Nolan and Cillan Murphy to discuss Oppenheimer.

During the chat, Nolan discussed the new film as well as his future as a director while Murphy admitted, “I love watching Christopher Nolan movies when I’m not in.

Read the full interview here.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 16:14


‘Judgment on ‘Barbie’

by Greta Gerwig Barbie doll received five-star treatment from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey:

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 15:15


Are Christopher Nolan’s films right-wing?

That was the question explored by my colleague Louis Chilton in his comment to Independence.

The 52-year-old filmmaker’s work has long sparked speculation about his political views, from those who are seen as conservative. The dark Knight to the anti-war message of principles. Will his nuclear biopic Oppenheimer keep any answer?

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 14:28


‘Barbie’ audience reaction to ‘jump scare’ cameo in new movie

Barbie features many recognizable faces in smaller roles such as different versions of Barbie and Ken, one of which is none other than Welsh comedian Rob Brydon.

It turns out that Margot Robbie was instrumental in ensuring he appeared in the film.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 13:17


‘Barbie’ is about to go down in history

The Barbie doll And oppeheimer The excitement has resulted in one of the most lucrative box office openings of all time.

Both films open on Friday (July 21), with their worldwide opening weekend totals looking set to surpass the $400m (£311m) mark, a rarity for cinematic events.

Barbie dollDirected by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, it’s storming with massive grosses.

The film is estimated to gross $300 million (£233 million) worldwide, making it the most successful opening ever for a non-superhero original film.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 11:15


Oppenheimer may be about the inventor of the atomic bomb, but the film has two characters worthy of their own three-hour film: Florence Pugh’s Jean Tatlock and Emily Blunt, who plays Kitty, Oppehenimer’s wife.

Annabel Nugent spoke to historians to learn more about their lives.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 10:15


Quentin Tarantino is getting in on the action

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, a famous champion of cinema, found himself drawn to Barbenheimer.

According to one Twitter user, Pulp novels the director saw Oppenheimer first in Los Angeles before crossing the street to see Barbie doll.

In another dimension, the cinema he saw and got tickets from is Sharon Tate’s – played by Sharon Tate. Barbie doll Margot Robbie star – joins his latest movie Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Jacob StolworthyJuly 23, 2023 09:10


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