Tenet celebrates an impressive opening cinema weekend
- Posted On:September 01, 2020
Tenet is the first Hollywood blockbuster to be released in cinemas since March 2020. The film is also the biggest box office take in the UK at a staggering £5.4 million since 1917 directed by Sam Mende’s back in January 2020. Whilst France took £5.03 million, Korea £3.83 million and Germany £3.15 million followed ahead of the film’s release in the US, Russia and China this weekend.
Warner Bros pushed back the global release of the film numerous times because of the scale of the pandemic in the US. Normally they would release the film in the US first which is the world’s largest movie market but instead of pushing the release back yet again they made the unpredictable move of releasing internationally first and taking that risk has more than paid off.
“We are off to a fantastic start internationally and couldn’t be more pleased,” Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Bros said. He continued to say, “Given the unprecedented circumstances of this global release, we know we are running a marathon, not a sprint, and look forward to long playability for this film globally for many weeks to come.”
The film stars Elizabeth Debicik, Robert Patterson, John David Washington, Arron Taylor Johnson, Clemence Poesy and Michael Caine. The story follows a secret agent who embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.