Oppenheimer vs. Barbie boxoffice collection Day 1: Christopher Nolan beats Greta Gerwig in India

The opening day box office figures, which have been made public by the producers, have finally revealed the outcome after months of buildup, advertising, and creative marketing ploys.

On July 21, Friday, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” which

many consider to be the most memorable confrontation of the decade, were finally released in theatres all over the world. The expectation among the viewers was great as both films were the talk of not just India but the entire world.


And now, after months of buildup, advertising, and creative marketing ploys, the results are in thanks to the producers’ announcement of the opening day box office figures.

In this titanic struggle, Nolan’s pet project has undoubtedly triumphed, but Gerwig’s slice-of-life drama has also gotten positive reviews.

According to trade reports, “Oppenheimer” made an astounding Rs 13 crore on its first day of release in India, and the amount is expected to grow given that theatres were already packed throughout the weekend.

The figures for “Barbie,” on the other hand, are respectable when you consider the number of screens and the movie’s idea, earning less than half of what “Oppenheimer” did with Rs 5 crore.

It’s interesting to note that while ‘Oppenheimer’ has clearly won in India, ‘Barbie’ has won in the US with $22.3 million compared to the former’s $10.5 million.

The movie “Oppenheimer,” which stars Cillian Murphy as the title character, examines the life and morally dubious accomplishments of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist who is credited with developing the atomic bomb that was ultimately dropped over Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing about the devastating end of World War II.

Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Benny Safdie, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich, Josh Peck, Jason Clarke, David Dastmalchian, Alex Wolff, James D’Arcy, and numerous other actors also appear in “Oppenheimer.”

In contrast, Margot Robbie plays the lead in Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” with Ryan Gosling portraying Ken next to her.

The movie depicts Barbie and Ken trapped in the real world, where the former discovers what it’s like to be a live woman.