This summer has been the summer of Barbenheimer. It all started with the seemingly fortuitous coincidence of Barbie and Oppenheimer on billboards, mobilizing a whole arsenal of memes based on how antithetical these films seemed.
Barbie He had the upper hand in this duel and that is indeed what happened: the film he directed Greta Gerwig around the iconic doll Mattel is the highest grossing of the year, having beaten Super Mario and also being the title that has earned the most money for Warner in its century of existence.
Barbie now aspires to position itself in the race for the Oscars, daring to campaign for the nomination for Best original screenplay despite being based on such well-known intellectual property.
TO Oppenheimer It won’t be difficult for him to get to the circuit either, but the fact is that it has also had a monumental triumph at the box office, perhaps in the slipstream of Barbie or just because Christopher Nolan He is a director very loved by the public. Since it premiered in July, Oppenheimer has not stopped making money or breaking other alternative records to Barbie. The last one is that it turns out to be he biopic highest grossing in history.
This weekend the global box office of Oppenheimer has risen to more than 912 million dollars. Although it is far from the desired barrier of 1 billion (which in 2023 have only surpassed the aforementioned Barbie and Super Mario Bros.), has been enough for him to be crowned within the genre of biographical films, by surpassing what he did Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018.
The film he directed Bryan Singer (and Dexter Fletcher uncredited) reached the 903.7 million of dollars, without adjusting for inflation, and in its day it was a biopic so successful as to unleash a kind of fever for biopics musicals, continued by Rocketman or the recent Elvis.
Rami Malek he won Oscar for Best Actor for interpreting Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsodyand the curious thing about the matter is that this performer also appears (along with many other imposing Hollywood presences) in Oppenheimerstarring David Hill.
Malek has managed to be in both biopics that have brought the most people to the theaters in the entire history of cinema, and now it is worth asking if this implies that Oppenheimer will in turn unleash some other type of fever. One about biopics long conversations about scientists?
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