Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer Gets 3 AM Shows In India After Surge In Advance Sales

Oppenheimer has become the first non-franchise Hollywood film to get early morning shows in India owing to its unprecedented advance sales.
Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer Gets 3 AM Shows In India After Surge In Advance Sales
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Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film "Oppenheimer" is generating immense excitement as advance ticket sales have received an overwhelming response from moviegoers. The film's advance bookings started earlier this month and due to the enormous demand, cinema chains have even scheduled shows as early as 3 am. This is a significant milestone as "Oppenheimer" is the first non-franchise film to receive such an enormous pre-release response, usually reserved for big-budget franchise movies like "Avatar: The Way of Water" and Marvel superhero films. This new record-breaking achievement has led popular Mumbai cinema chains to add 3.30 am and 3.45 am screenings in addition to regular showtimes.

Renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan, known for exploring grand ideas and concepts of time and space in his movies like "Inception" and "Interstellar," once again promises to captivate audiences with "Oppenheimer."

The film delves into the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, often referred to as the "father of the atomic bomb," and explores the creation of the deadliest weapon humanity has known. With its intriguing storyline that complements Nolan's distinctive filmmaking style, "Oppenheimer" has already fascinated moviegoers, resulting in thousands of tickets being sold in advance. Trade analyst Girish Johar reported that over 15,000 tickets have been booked for the film at IMAX sites in India, and he predicts the excitement will continue to grow in the coming days.

In "Oppenheimer," actor Cillian Murphy, known for his role in "Peaky Blinders," portrays the titular character. Oppenheimer was a key figure in the Manhattan Project and is recognized for his role in the development of the first nuclear weapon.

Alongside Murphy, the film features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Rami Malek, and Florence Pugh, among others. Notably, this thriller marks Christopher Nolan's first biographical film centered around real-life characters. "Oppenheimer" is set to release in theaters on July 21.

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