In light of popular demand, filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” has extended its 70mm run at IMAX theaters nationwide.
Originally the film was booked for a three-week exclusive run from July 21st-August 10th. That was then extended by a week to August 17th.
Now it has been extended again, this time a further two weeks, and will continue in cinemas until August 31st – meaning the film will have the large format screens to itself for a full six weeks.
That is tipped to be the longest or equal longest run in IMAX this year, with Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two” also tipped to have a six-week run on the large format screens, assuming it doesn’t move from its early November slot.
Only nineteen theaters in the U.S. and 30 worldwide have the capability to play films in IMAX 70mm. Tickets for “Oppenheimer” in the back half of August are already on sale with exhibitors to make them available on a rolling basis.
The film has already made over $550 million at the global box office, with IMAX sales accounting for $114.2 million (22%) of that worldwide total.
The film is expected to be replaced by the Denzel Washington-led “The Equalizer 3” when it opens on September 1st.