In what passes for a massive blockbuster these days, Warner Bros. debuted the long-awaited Christopher Nolan film Tenet, starring Robert Pattinson, in the U.S. this weekend after opening overseas last week. All in, North American theaters brought in $20 million with 2,810 theaters open after the coronavirus shut-down.
To date, the spy thriller has brought in $150 million. While this is hardly a classic Labor Day tentpole take, under the circumstances, observers are seeing it as victory as many key markets—including L.A. and New York—remain shuttered.
Tenet has beaten all other post-pandemic grosses, including New Mutants, which nabbed $11.6 million to date in North America, and $2.9 million over the weekend.
Next up in terms of big releases are Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 October 2nd, and Universal/MGM’s Candyman on October 16th and 20th Century/Disney’s Death on the Nile October 23rd.