Christopher Nolan's Tenet Gets $20 Million Opening In USA

From left Jack Cutmore-Scott John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Warner Bros.

From left Jack Cutmore-Scott John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Warner Bros."Tenet

There is no concrete word on when theaters will reopen in either city, though theater owners remain hopeful that that moment will come in a matter of weeks.

After several postponements, the film has become the first of its kind to dare a release during the pandemic.

Warner Bros., in a note Sunday afternoon to press, said the studio was "very pleased" with initial results, stressing that the rollout of Tenet will be "a marathon not a sprint" - meaning it doesn't need splashy inaugural weekend grosses to justify its release. In the wake of the shutdown, many studios have moved films to 2021 or to on-demand platforms. Despite already being in its third weekend in theaters, director Guan Hu's patriotic retelling of a 1937 fight against the Japanese grossed $32.3 million to beat out Nolan's critically acclaimed thriller, which debuted to just $29.6 million, according to figures that including online ticketing service fees from industry tracker and ticketer Maoyan.

The latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, which was due for release in April, will now go into cinemas in November. For now, "Wonder Woman 1984", also from Warner Bros., is the next film gearing up to hit the big screen.

"We had a lot of sellout shows". But Warner Bros. has put confidence - based on past performance - in Nolan's ability to pull in the crowds.

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Meanwhile, "Tenet" continues to steam ahead overseas.

However, Friday, September. 3, however, was opening day in China, an increasingly important market for any major movie.

In France, for instance, the movie has taken in $10.7 million in its first 10 days of release, a reasonably respectable fraction of the inflation-adjusted $51 million "Inception" grossed in 2010.

Christopher Nolan's Tenet has opened with a disappointing 20 million dollars in its domestic (North America) market.

Over 2,800 multiplexes screened Tenet this weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. The movie will face more competition next weekend as Disney opens "Mulan" there. The company earlier this summer made a decision to release the film as a premium $30 purchase to Disney Plus subscribers in the many territories where the service has launched, which includes the USA and much of Western Europe. Disney's Mulan, directed by Niki Caro and starring Liu Yifei, drew $5.9 million from nine worldwide markets, including Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand at its opening weekend and will premiere in China and Russian Federation next weekend. "We are in unprecedented territory, so any comparisons to the pre-COVID world would be inequitable and baseless".

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