Christopher Nolan's Tenet was the first big release amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The film released last month and has been set to release globally in 70 countries as and when the theatres open in different countries. The Robert Pattinson and John David Washington-starrer has released two weeks ago in the US, the UK and Canada. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tenet earned USD 20.2 million in the US during the long Labor Day weekend.
According to reports, Tenet is one of the top grosses domestically since theatres reopened. Warner Bros. commented on the film's release and told THR, "Domestically, while our results show positive like-for-like theatre indicators compared to previous films such as Dunkirk, there is literally no context in which to compare the results of a film opening during a pandemic with any other circumstance," and added, "We are in unprecedented territory, so any comparisons to the pre-COVID world would be inequitable and baseless."
Tenet Was Postponed Twice Due To COVID-19
Tenet has been one of the most awaited releases in 2020, and was postponed thrice due to COVID-19. The film earlier set to release on July 17, was moved to July 31, followed by another delay at the end of August. Christopher Nolan had been adamant about releasing the film on big screen, "The film is intended as an entertainment. It's a thrill ride, first and foremost," Nolan told Firstpost.
Nolan On Tenet Release
"You really want them to just sit back, enjoy the ride. It's a spy story. It's a familiar genre. So there are plenty of ways in for the audience to just have a great time at the movies. If there's stuff beyond that that people want to kind of puzzle, whether that resonates or, you know, lingers on in the mind once you've seen the film, hopefully, that's a bonus," Nolan added.
Tent Box Office Collection
Currently, Tenet's global box office numbers have turned out to be hopeful for other films looking forward to theatrical release. Reportedly, the film earned USD 126 million through the first two weekends, leading the total to approximately USD 146.2 million. The film earned USD 30 million on its release in China. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Nolan's Tenet could earn USD 500 million worldwide.