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Did Japan ban Oppenheimer? – Dexerto

Published: 2023-07-21T15:51:29

Updated: 2023-07-21T15:51:41

Christopher Nolan’s epic biopic Oppenheimer hits cinemas today – with that in mind, will the film make it to Japan, or is it banned?

Oppenheimer hits screens on July 21, 2023. The same day as Barbie. Announcing the biggest box office battle of the year.

Christopher Nolan movies usually make a mint at the box office. Both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises grossed over $1 billion. Although Inception, Interstellar, and even a period piece like Dunkirk were all bona fide blockbusters.

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But Oppenheimer is a challenge. At three hours, the Nolan film is the longest yet. While multiple layers play out in black and white. With a reported budget of $100 million, the film will need to do big business worldwide to turn a profit. But there are rumors that Oppenheimer could not release even in one major territory.

Did Japan ban Oppenheimer?

At this point, Japan did not ban Oppenheimer.

But because of Nolan’s film about the creation of the atomic bomb – and knowing what followed – there is still a chance that Universal will decide not to release Oppenheimer in the country.

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This is how Diversity recent issue description: “Oppenheimer focuses on the American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Cillian Murphy), who led the efforts to build the weapons of mass destruction that ended the war. About 200,000 Japanese civilians died after two atomic bombs were dropped in 1945 on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While the film’s focus may not be enough to prevent the country from playing Oppenheimer in its theaters, if it gets a release date, it’s unclear whether Japanese moviegoers will be interested in seeing a film about the subject.”

In late June, Variety reported a spokesperson from the studio saying: “Plans have not been finalized in all markets.” Since then, there have been rumors that he will be shut out of the country. But Toho-Towa – which releases American films in Japan – still stands by the decision and had not seen the film when that statement was issued.

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Oppenheimer hits most territories next week, but Japan usually falls at the end of a film’s release schedule, so it remains to be seen what will happen in the country.

Oppenheimer is in cinemas now, and you can find more coverage below:

Oppenheimer Review | Epic runtime revealed | E-rating explained | The best way to watch Oppenheimer | Christopher Nolan on sex scenes | Cast and characters | Filming locations | True story explained | Is Oppenheimer streaming? | Nolan ranked by Rotten Tomato scores | Is it based on a book? | An explanation of the age gap controversy | The influence of Robert Pattinson | How Oppenheimer died | Christopher Nolan explains a strange script | Accurate reviews | Does Oppenheimer have a post-credits scene? | Who dies? | Ticket office | The ending was explained

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