Oppenheimer producer Emma Thomas has revealed that, while the movie went on to gross over $900 million and counting, initial expectations for the film were much more tempered and conservative. Thomas, who is married to Nolan, has been the producer behind all of Nolan’s films, starting with the short film Doodlebug. Their collaborative journey, from Memento and The Prestige to Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk has consistently defied traditional box office expectations.
Producer Emma Thomas says the goal was for Oppenheimer to try and beat Dunkirk’s opening weekend. It more than doubled it.