“Tenet”, the new thriller by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan, has had a successful theatrical debut. Variety has reported that the film took in $53 million.
The movie opened in 41 markets outside North America over the weekend, making the most takings in the U.K, where it took £5.3 million ($7.1 million) at the box office.
Warner Bros. studio chairman Toby Emmerich exalted that the movie was off to ‘a fantastic start’.
Referring to Covid-19, he elaborated: “Given the unprecedented circumstances of this global release we know we’re running a marathon, not a sprint, and look forward to long playability for this film globally for many weeks to come.”
The positive international launch of the film indicates it will likely be a success in China and the U.S., the two largest markets for cinema.
Tenet will be released in the U.S. on 3 September, to coincide with America’s Labor Day bank holiday weekend.
Tenet stars John David Washington as an unnamed CIA agent who journeys through a mysterious world of espionage as he fights for the world. It also features Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.
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