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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 14:48 IST

Christopher Nolan reflects on release of Oppenheimer: It’s the most successful film I’ve ever made

In a recent interview, Christopher Nolan opened up on the huge success of Oppenheimer despite being a three-hour film with an R rating.

Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan | Image:AP
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Reflecting on the film industry business, Christopher Nolan explained why Oppenheimer is his best-grossing film to date. This year, the director achieved box office success with the biographical drama, which has now brought in over $951 million worldwide. Now that the year is almost over, Nolan is offering his assessment of the current state of the film industry.

Christopher Nolan on Oppenheimer box-office run 

In a conversation with Empire, Nolan opened up on the huge success of Oppenheimer despite being a three-hour film with an R rating. “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,” said the filmmaker. “The crazy thing is that it’s literally the most successful film I’ve ever made.”

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer debuted in theatres on July 21, 2023 

 

He continued, “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. But also based on seeing other movies break out, seeing audiences come back.”

Christopher Nolan on the superhero genre in Hollywood 

Nolan is frequently asked to give his opinion on the Hollywood industry. Having directed superhero movies in the past with The Dark Knight trilogy, he is often queried about the reliance on this genre in more recent years versus other types of films. Nolan feels the industry needs a good balance of all types of movies to keep it moving.

Christopher Nolan feels there should be a good balance of all genre of films

 

The director said, “I think there’s always a balance in Hollywood between established titles that can ensure a return audience and giving people more of what they want. That’s always been a big part of the economics of Hollywood, and it pays for a lot of other types of films to be made and distributed.”

(with inputs from IANS)

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(with inputs from IANS)

 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 14:31 IST

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