The widespread release of Tenet in theaters in the United States is seen as a test of whether cinemas can resume some level of normal business amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and things don’t look so good on the third weekend. The LA Times reports that the film grossed $ 4.7 million over the weekend of Sept. 18-20, and although that’s only a 26 percent drop, the film still performs poorly in the country – especially without the release of major releases for the rest of the world. months.
These figures can be attributed in part to the fact that cinemas in California and New York remain largely closed – 80% in California are not yet open – but they are still lower than Warner Bros. and movie chains were probably waiting. The film has made a disappointing $ 36.1
The film’s lack of performance is probably why Wonder Woman 1984, also from Warner Bros., was postponed until December.
Internationally, the picture is a little brighter – the film grossed $ 239 million, according to Box Office Mojo – but the $ 200 million film is unlikely to recoup its theatrical spending after marketing. film of the year so far, behind Doolittle ($ 245.6 million).
This has created a problem for many cinema chains across the country – after reopening its doors to the Internet, they are now finding lower results, while having to pay for the cost of maintaining an open cinema.
The next big movie release for 2020 is Death on the Nile, coming on October 23rd. The black widow of Marvel is scheduled for release on November 6, but a delay is expected.