Oppenheimer surpasses Bohemian Rhapsody to become highest-grossing biopic of all time
The film, set during World War II, follows physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, known as the Father of the Atomic Bomb
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has now claimed the title of the highest-grossing biopic of all time, surpassing Bryan Singer’s 2018 biographical musical drama film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Oppenheimer has taken $912.7 million worldwide at this time of writing, meaning it beat the previous record held by Bohemian Rhapsody, which earned $910.8 million in 2018.
Oppenheimer currently stands as the third-highest-grossing film of 2023. Greta Gerwig's Barbie, which was released on the same day as Nolan’s biographical thriller, has officially claimed the title of the biggest movie of 2023 with a colossal USD 1.416 billion in global box office earnings.
The film, set during World War II, follows physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, known as the Father of the Atomic Bomb. It is set during a period in history when he feared that testing the atomic bomb would ignite the atmosphere and destroy the world, yet he pushed the button anyway.
Apart from Cillian Murphy, the biopic stars Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, and Rami Malek, among others. The film received rave reviews for its writing and cinematography.