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'Tenet' earns nearly $20M over holiday weekend in U.S., $150M globally: report
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While a number of movies have squeaked their way into theaters following widespread closures due to the coronavirus, "Tenet" is widely considered to be film's return to the distribution medium after months of flicks heading to video-on-demand and streaming services in lieu of a theatrical release.
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According to Variety, the film has earned nearly $20 million at the US box office over the long weekend and is approaching an earning of $150 million globally. The numbers for its American debuts include sales of advanced screenings that began early last week.
The outlet reports that the earnings align with what was expected given the current circumstances. According to IMDb, director Christopher Nolan's previous film, "Dunkirk," earned $50 million in the US in its opening weekend in mid-July — not a holiday weekend.
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Warner Bros., the film's producing studio and distributor, is "very pleased" with the initial earnings, they said in a statement obtained by the outlet, in which the studio refers to the film as “a marathon not a sprint.”