Oppenheimer Beat Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as the Third Highest Grossing Film in 2023

There is a big phenomenon happening in July 2023 because the two most anticipated big Hollywood films were released in that month, namely Barbie (2023) and Oppenheimer (2023). The release of these two films created a phenomenon known as Barbenheimer. What’s more, these two films were both worked on by big directors, starring a number of well-known actors, but had very different themes.

The Barbenheimer phenomenon succeeded in boosting the popularity of the two films. The proof, Barbie has now managed to become the highest-grossing film in 2023 with revenues of 1.39 billion dollars (around Rp. 21.3 trillion). Oppenheimer it hasn’t reached $1 billion in revenue to date. But who would have thought, Oppenheimer managed to shift positions Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) on the 2023 Box Office chart!

Oppenheimer beat Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Reported by Box Office Mojo, Oppenheimer has managed to raise 856 million dollars (about Rp. 13.1 trillion). On the other hand, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 earned 846 million dollars (about Rp. 12.9 trillion). With these numbers, Oppenheimer officially shift position Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 from the third highest grossing film position in 2023.

Success Oppenheimer on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could be said to be quite surprising. As we know, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films have usually dominated the box office in recent years. But during 2022—2023, not a single MCU film has made it to $1 billion.

What’s more surprising is Oppenheimer is a biopic that is minimal in action, full of dialogue, and gets ratings “R”. It can’t be denied that Oppenheimer is not a film that can be easily enjoyed by everyone. However, Oppenheimer proves that biopic films are also able to compete with superhero films which have a wider audience reach.

With victory Oppenheimer on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, is it true that many people are getting fed up with superhero movies? Don’t forget to follow We to get various information about other films, OK?


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