Oppenheimer Effect: Searches For Nuclear Bombs Skyrocket By 4672%

It’s been mere hours since Universal Studios dropped the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and Google search trends have exploded with “Nuclear Bombs.” (Ran short of puns, eh?)

  • The official trailer of Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, is out.
  • The story of Oppenheimer is based on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American physicist also known as the “father of the atomic bomb.”
  • The movie boasts a star-studded cast of Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon.
  • Google has seen a massive surge in searches related to “Nuclear Bombs” since the trailer went online.

Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated big-screen venture Oppenheimer is now out there for the world to get a glimpse of how the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer unfolded back in the 60s, and he got the title of “father of the atomic bomb.”

Cillian Murphy, known for his memorable appearance in Peaky Blinders, is in the lead role (J. Robert Oppenheimer). Murphy has worked with Nolan in the past. Most notably in the critically acclaimed Dark Night Trilogy, in which he played the villain Scarecrow, along with Nolan’s 2017 directorial venture Dunkirk, which was based on World War II.

This IMAX-shot historical thriller has put the audience on the edge of their seats as the intense trailer released on Monday explores the heart-thumping tale of the enigmatic man. To save the world, he almost has to risk destroying first.

Interestingly, as soon as the Trailer was uploaded on Universal Pictures’ official Youtube channel, curious cinema enthusiasts and fans started searching for “How to make Nuclear Bomb,” which shot up by 4672.73% at the time of writing.

How to make nuclear bomb Google trends by averagebeing.com

Part of the reason is the buzz around Nolan using Practical effects without CGI to bring the Nuclear explosion impact to life. Accounting for a gag that’s been taking rounds on Social Media, people started making assumptions regarding Christopher detonating a real-life nuclear bomb, for that matter.

It was perfect, down to the last radioactive fume, huh?

Here, take a look at the regions leading the lore with “How to make Nuclear Bomb.”

CountrySearch Volume (%)
United States100%
United Kingdom41%

In the U.S., California has the highest search interest for “How to make nuclear bomb.” It is also worth mentioning that The United States saw a drastic 2852.55% increase in ‘How to make nuclear bomb’ searches.

The hype around Nolan’s use of practical effects can be seen on the Internet spreading like wildfire. Here, see this!

Search termIncrease in searches (%)
Christopher Nolan’s nuclear bomb250%
How much does it cost to make a nuclear bomb60%

Oppenheimer has been from Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie stars Cillian Murphy in the title role, Emily Blunt as Oppenheimer’s biologist/botanist wife, Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer; Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project; and Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

It is scheduled to premiere in theatres on July 21, 2023.

Well, what do you think about the new Oppenheimer trailer? Are you excited about the movie? Do tell us your thoughts in the comments, and make sure to visit averagebeing.com for more such movie updates!