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Updated December 26th, 2023 at 16:37 IST

After Oppenheimer success, Christopher Nolan affirms faith in cinemagoers: Films are doing great

Christopher Nolan is very hopeful about the future, given that audiences flocked to see a his three-hour, R-rated, biographical drama Oppenheimer.

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Christopher Nolan is generally pleased with the situation of the film industry as 2023 comes to an end. This is hardly surprising, given that Oppenheimer made an astounding $954 million at the box office this year. The Cillian Murphy starrer surpassed the earnings of every superhero film and turned out to bte the biggest hit of Nolan’s career. 

Now, the filmmaker is very hopeful about the future, given that audiences are flocking to see a three-hour, R-rated, biographical drama and treating it like a big action movie.

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Christopher Nolan relflects on Oppenheimer's success 

"I've just made a three-hour film about Robert Oppenheimer which is R-rated and half in black-and-white and it made a billion dollars. Of course, I think films are doing great," Nolan told Empire magazine.

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The filmmaker added, "The crazy thing is that it's literally the most successful film I've ever made. I've been doing this for 20 years and in the United Kingdom it's my highest-grossing film. So I feel great about the state of the movie business, based on my own experience."

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Christopher Nolan on breakout movies of the year

Nolan also said it was great to see "audiences come back" to cinemas this year. It comes after both Oppenheimer and Barbie were released in cinemas at the same time this summer, which created a cultural phenomenon known as "Barbenheimer", in which people watched the two movies, often on the same day.

Barbie and Oppenheimer released on Julty 21, 2023 

 

Nolan added, "But also based on seeing other movies break out, seeing audiences come back. The audience's desire to be surprised, to see something new, to see something they did not know they wanted, that's always been the most powerful force in theatrical film. So it was wonderful to see that this year."

 

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Published December 26th, 2023 at 16:37 IST

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