‘Tenet’ at last hits US theaters with $20.2 million opening

‘Tenet’ at last hits US theaters with $20.2 million opening

After different postponements and a worldwide release, “Tenet” at long last opened in the United States this end of the week.

The most recent film from Warner Bros. also, director Christopher Nolan acquired an expected $20.2 million domestically this end of the week. “Tenet,” which likewise opened in China on Friday, has made $146.2 million around the world. (Warner Bros, as CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia.)

The film, a strange time travel thriller featuring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, is the primary significant blockbuster to open in the US since the Covid pandemic shuttered theaters in March. It was at first set to debut in July.

After the pandemic hit this spring, studios deferred numerous large movies like “F9” and “Top Gun: Maverick” until one year from now or pushed them to streaming services, just like the case with Disney (DIS) releasing “Mulan” on Disney+ on Friday. Theaters, which have been gradually returning their doors, have so far offered crowds lesser-realized movies like “Unhinged” and “The New Mutants,” which opened a week ago.

So “Tenet,” which was one of the most anticipated movies of 2020, could be the start of the “road to recovery” for theaters, said Shawn Robbins, chief investigator at Boxoffice.com.

“It may take time to pan out, but that road starts with movies like ‘Tenet,'” Robbins told CNN Business. “Just to have it playing in theaters right now is a huge upturn for the film industry.”

“Tenet” will currently attempt to get more inquisitive moviegoers throughout the following many months. That could demonstrate challenging as the Covid stays common in the United States.

However, as impossible as it might appear to be that “Tenet,” or any film besides, can discover a crowd of people in a pandemic, the film can at present be a hit, as per Robbins.

“‘Tenet’ and other films could play in theaters longer than we’ve been used to seeing in recent decades,” he said. “It’s the kind of film that inspires discussion and debate among those who have seen it, and that kind of intrigue is exactly the thing which may amplify pent-up demand for going back to the movies.”

Also, “Tenet” won’t have a great deal of competition in the states for some time.

Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman 1984,” the next big film to hit American theaters, doesn’t open until on October 2.