Oppenheimer, the new film from Christopher Nolan, is generating a lot of buzz in India, and its competition with Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is adding to the enthusiasm. The film, starring Cillian Murphy in the main role, has profited from its early pre-bookings. In fact, some Oppenheimer tickets priced at 2,450 are sold out on the opening day of the film in India.
The most costly tickets in the country cost 2,450 (before taxes) and are sold out. The costly tickets are for IMAX screenings at PVR ICON: Phoenix Palladium, Lower Parel in Mumbai at 7 and 10 p.m. on July 21, the film’s opening day.
Oppenheimer anticipates a monumental first day in India. Oppenheimer’s first day gross could range between 10 and 15 crore. Last week, Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One grossed approximately 12.50 crore on its first day of release in India. It would be fascinating to see if Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer could surpass that.
Oppenheimer examines the life of J Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist. It will depict the rise and plight of the physicist attributed with creating the first atomic bomb.
The script for American Prometheus was written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, serves as the inspiration for Oppenheimer. It features Cillian Murphy as the title character, along with Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Florence Pugh.
In solidarity with the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA), which proclaimed a strike against studios and streamers on July 14, the cast of Oppenheimer skipped the film’s UK premiere in London. The premiere of Oppenheimer was moved up an hour to allow the cast to walk the red carpet prior to the announcement.