“Oppenheimer” rakes in $720M globally, outshines ‘IT’ as 5th top R-rated earner. Next targets: ‘Joker,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Matrix’ in sight.

Christopher Nolan’s monumental biographical thriller, “Oppenheimer,” has taken the global box office by storm, positioning itself as the 5th highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. Starring Cillian Murphy as the eponymous J. Robert Oppenheimer, alongside a star-studded cast including Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., and Florence Pugh, the film was released concurrently with “Barbie” on July 21 and has already raked in an astounding $720 million in earnings.

The movie has earned a remarkable place in the Top 5 highest-grossing R-rated films globally, according to a report by Collider. The film achieved this feat after crossing the $700 million mark at the global box office last Friday. As of the end of its fifth weekend, its worldwide collection had exceeded $718 million, with $286 million coming from the domestic market and around $433 million from international territories.

This achievement places “Oppenheimer” in the coveted fifth position, surpassing the 2017 horror blockbuster “IT.” The current top four highest-grossing R-rated movies are, in ascending order, “The Matrix Reloaded” ($738)Top 4 R-rated earners: “The Matrix Reloaded” ($738M), “Deadpool” ($781M), “Deadpool 2” ($786M), “Joker” ($1.066B). According to trends observed by the website, “Oppenheimer” is on track to potentially surpass “The Matrix Reloaded” as well as both “Deadpool” movies before concluding its box office run.

If Christopher Nolan’s creation manages to achieve this milestone, it could secure its place as the second-highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, an astonishing accomplishment for a sprawling three-hour epic centered around the apocalypse. The top 10 highest-grossing R-rated films of all time, in descending order, include “IT” ($701 million), Chinese film “Detective Chinatown 3” ($699 million), “The Passion of the Christ” ($622 million), “Logan” ($614 million), and “The Hangover Part II” ($586 million).

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