'Tenet' Finally Arrives and Earns $53 Million at Global Box Office

Christopher Nolan’s thriller opened in 41 countries in advance of its American elease


“Tenet” (Warner Bros.)

After weeks of delays and anticipation, Warner Bros. finally released the Christopher Nolan blockbuster thriller “Tenet” in 41 countries this weekend, earning $53 million at the global box office.

The release of the original, time-twisting sci-fi film has been seen as a critical one for movie theaters around the world, which are looking for a respite after the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures that shut down the financially lucrative summer blockbuster season. While theaters have been forced to put a cap on their auditorium capacity due to social distancing restrictions, the film still earned solid numbers given the circumstances, including a $7.1 million opening in the U.K., Nolan’s home country.

“We are off to a fantastic start internationally and couldn’t be more pleased,” said WB Chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. “Christopher Nolan has once again delivered an event worthy motion picture that demands to be seen on the big screen, and we are thrilled that audiences across the globe are getting the opportunity to see Tenet. Thank you to our exhibition partners for their tireless efforts in reopening their cinemas in a safe and socially-distanced way. 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.”

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