In its second month of release, Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, continues to break box office records around the world. It’s already the fourth biggest movie of the year so far, an extraordinary achievement for this type of movie, and after his performance last weekend, Oppenheimer has entered the list of the top five most successful R-rated movies of all time. .
The film passed the $700 million mark worldwide last Friday and ended its fifth weekend with a global gross of $777 million. This puts it second on the list of the biggest R-rated hits of all time, ahead of 2017 horror film It, which wrapped up its global theatrical run with $701 million.
The four movies currently on the list are The Matrix Reloaded ($738 million), Deadpool ($781 million), Deadpool 2 ($786 million) and Joker ($1.066 billion).
Which means it’s the second most successful R-rated movie of all time. This is an incredible result for a three-hour epic centered around dialogue about the end of the world.