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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Returning to Imax After $183M Worldwide Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is returning to Imax screens on Nov. 3 for a one-week exclusive run.

The limited engagement includes six Imax 70mm film projections locations worldwide — four AMC Imax screens in California and New York City, and two more locations in London and Melbourne, Australia. The rare encore run for a Hollywood tentpole on Imax screens follows Oppenheimer grossing over $183 million worldwide on the company’s large format screens to date.

That makes Nolan’s epic the fourth highest grossing Imax release of all time. The World War II-set biopic stars Cillian Murphy as physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer also stars Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. and Florence Pugh. The encore presentation will be targeted at best performing locations around the world for the tentpole, which helped lead Imax to its highest grossing summer in 54 countries and territories, including in the U.S. and China.

Oppenheimer was shot by cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema using Imax cameras and a combination of Imax 65mm and 65mm large-format film. That included the use of Imax black and white analog photography.

Christopher Nolan is known for his preference of film to digital cinematography, and so his embrace of Imax cameras and technologies.

Based on the 2005 book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, Oppenheimer is produced by Nolan, Emma Thomas and Charles Roven. 

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