Oppenheimer Surpasses $500 Million at the Box Office, Becomes Highest-Grossing Film Set During World War II 

The film, which stars Cillian Murphy as the titular scientist who led the Manhattan Project, has also become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of 2023.

The film has also been praised for its timely subject matter, which explores the moral implications of scientific progress. 

"Oppenheimer" is the first Universal film to surpass $500 million at the box office since "Furious 7" in 2015. 

"Oppenheimer" is a historical drama about the scientist who led the Manhattan Project. 

The success of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" is a sign that there is still an appetite for diverse and original films.