Tuesday Morning Box Office Report: Tenet Debuts in the U.S. with $20 Million


Although there still aren’t many new movies playing in movie theatres as of yet, the U.S. box office showed its first significant activity in almost six months as Christopher Nolan’s Tenet opened at over 2800 locations. The movie earned $20.2 million, which just for the sake of comparison, is more in the realm of what The Prestige earned in its first weekend back in 2006 ($14.8 million) than his recent original blockbusters (Dunkirk opened to $50 million, Interstellar was $47 million). That being said, the movie has earned $146 million internationally over the past two weeks and is definitely being seen as a success given the on-going pandemic. The New Mutants and Unhinged are the only other new movies that would be considered wide releases at this point and they have earned quite a bit less so far ($20 million and $23 million worldwide respectively). Things are expected to limp along for a few more weeks with the next big release on the horizon being Wonder Woman 1984 on October 2nd.

1. Tenet — $20.2M
2. The New Mutants — $3.6M
3. Unhinged — $2.2M
4. Bill & Ted Face the Music — $809K
5. The Personal History of David Copperfield — $430K
6. Words on Bathroom Walls — $350K
7. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run — $345K
8. My Brothers’ Crossing — $19K