Last updated on 26 September 2023.
The latest Nolan movie rocked the box office with a big bang! Indians are loving it, but how much did Oppenheimer actually make?
Oppenheimer Box Office in India
We were seeing a lot of hype about Oppenheimer on Indian social media sites before the release.
The box-office collection of Oppenheimer in India is ₹131 crores. The movie is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. in lead roles. The worldwide collection stands at $926 Million.
Here is the opening weekend report of Oppenheimer in India:
- Friday: ₹14.5 crores
- Saturday: ₹16.9 crores
- Sunday: ₹16.8 crores
You can know more about Oppenheimer’s box-office report in Hindi here:
Weekend shows were houseful in the premium theatres of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad. This is because most Indian Hollywood fans started their Hollywood journey with Nolan’s filmography, so they were very eager to watch it on the big screen.
About 80% of Oppenheimer’s collection in India was from English shows only. That tells us how high the initial buzz for this one was.
Oppenheimer was released in India on 21 July 2023. Initially, it got an A certificate but then got switched to a U/A age rating.
Still, there are some intimate scenes (which were trimmed down) that might affect the family audience. A similar argument can be made for its North American box office since it was rated R in the USA.
Oppenheimer was not a typical Hollywood Action-Adventure, but more of a character study. But if after that it manages to cross the ₹100 crores landmark, along with Mission Impossible 7 box-office in India.
The biggest advantage in its favor was the IMAX Marketing. Oppenheimer was shot with IMAX cameras. The IMAX tickets were costlier but they still got sold out for the first weekend. A premium seat for an IMAX show in Mumbai was sold for a whooping ₹2,450.
Mint reported that over 2 lakh tickets were bought in just pre-bookings.
But there will be some competition from Barbie, which was released on the same day. It sold around 50,000 tickets online in advance booking. So, Barbie’s box-office collection in India might be lower but it is significant.
The mega cast was another big factor. It had big names like Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, RDJ., Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Dane DeHaan, and Casey Affleck in the cast list. However, we can say the same about Barbie’s long cast.
Overall, this will be a great time for the Indian box office and multiplex chains like PVR-INOX will be very happy because they operate most of the IMAX screens in the country.
In the USA, it opened with a $82 Million collection on the weekend and is moving steadily. It performed amazingly in European countries like the UK, France, and Germany. But note that it will also get a theatrical release in China and that will add many more millions.
Oppenheimer OTT Update in India
Oppenheimer was distributed by Universal Pictures. So, their Peacock streaming service will be its home in the USA. But what about India?
Oppenheimer will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video in India. This is because some previous films by Universal are already on this OTT Platform. The digital premiere date is yet to be announced.
However, remember that it is a Christopher Nolan film, so there will be a long theatrical gap of 4-6 months.
So now you have the complete box-office report for Oppenheimer in India with the streaming OTT update. Enjoy it on the big screen!
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