Saturday, April 13, 2024

Box Office: “Oppenheimer” Opens to Explosive $10.5 Mil On March to Oscars, Awards Season Triumph


Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” is da bomb!

The three hour epic opened to an explosive $10.5 million last night in previews. Not “Barbie” but pretty amazing for a serious original film that has Oscars and awards season in its sights.

“Oppy” should do $40 million over the weekend, and have staying power for the next six months. Nolan, the stars, and all the crafts people can celebrate.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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