Francis Ford Coppola called "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" "a victory for cinema"

Francis Ford Coppola called "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" "a victory for cinema"
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The famous director is pleased with the occupancy rate of major cinemas
The film industry has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past few years and is still reeling from its aftermath, not helped by the ongoing strikes by US writers and actors. The unexpected box office success of the two films "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer," dubbed "Barbinheimer" at the global box office at the same time, is a "big win" for the industry, according to iconic director Francis Ford Coppola, who shared his thoughts on social media.

"I have yet to see 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer,' but the fact that people are filling major cinemas to see them and that these films are neither sequels nor prequels, are not related to other projects and they are truly stand-alone pictures is a testament to the victory of cinema," the director wrote in particular of his dream project, the upcoming sci-fi film "Megalopolis."

"I have this feeling that we stand on the threshold of a golden age," Francis Ford Coppola continued. - A wonderful and enlightening film that can be seen in major cinemas."

What are the achievements of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" at the box office?
Greta Gerwig's comedy "Barbie" earned about $93 million at the domestic box office in its second weekend. As for worldwide collections, they passed $750 million.

Christopher Nolan's historical drama "Oppenheimer" boasted $46.2 million in its second weekend. Total worldwide collections are calculated at $400.4 million, which is significant for an R-rated film.