Tenet Scales $280 Million at the Box Office Worldwide

Mulan is far behind theatrically, though it might have earned more thanks to Disney+.

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Tenet Scales $280 Million at the Box Office Worldwide

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Kenneth Branagh in Tenet

Highlights
  • Tenet doesn’t have a release date in India yet
  • China is the biggest earner for both Tenet, Mulan
  • Mulan Disney+ opening was $261 million: Report

Tenet — Christopher Nolan's epic time-bending espionage movie — has now grossed an estimated $283.2 million (about Rs. 2,080 crores) at the global box office, after adding an estimated $19.2 million (about Rs. 140 crores) worldwide this past weekend from 57 markets. That continues the Nolan film's slowdown at the box office, with Tenet surpassing $200 million two weekends ago and $250 million last weekend. Warner Bros. is having a particularly difficult time in the US, where Tenet brought in just $3.4 million (about Rs. 25 crores) this weekend, as major movie markets (Los Angeles and New York) largely remain shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Of its current estimated $283.2 million total, Tenet has grossed $64.3 million (about Rs. 475 crores) in China, followed by $41 million (about Rs. 300 crores) in the US, $19.6 million (about Rs. 145 crores) in the UK, $18 million (about Rs. 132 crores) in France, $14.6 million (about Rs. 107 crores) in Germany, and $13.1 million (about Rs. 96 crores) in South Korea. Tenet has done well in Nolan's favourite film format — IMAX — with it contributing $27 million (about Rs. 200 crores) as yet, which is 11.2 percent of Tenet's box office total. IMAX is around 1–2 percent in terms of screen count.

While Tenet seems to be underperforming for a Nolan movie, it's worth remembering that there is no context for box office during the pandemic. Additionally, Tenet has 25 markets where it doesn't have a release date, including India. Cinemas in India remain shut till September 30 and there's no official word as yet on whether they might be allowed to reopen in October.

Beyond Tenet, Mulan — Disney's live-action reimagining of its animated musical — has now grossed $64.4 million (about Rs. 475 crores) in total, with $40 million (about Rs. 295 crores) coming in from China. Though China is clearly its most important market, Mulan has massively underperformed in China as per Disney's expectations. Still, Mulan might have made more than Tenet, if figures provided by analytics research firm 7Park Data are to be believed, which put the film's US opening on Disney+ at close to $261 million (about Rs. 1,920 crores).

Far behind Tenet and Mulan is The New Mutants, which has now climbed to $38.9 million (about Rs. 285 crores) globally. The X-Men horror spin-off has struggled with $18.6 million (about Rs. 135 crores) coming in from the US. Other major markets are France ($2.8 million), Mexico ($2 million), the UK ($1.9 million), Spain ($1.3 million), and Germany ($1.1 million). The New Mutants opens October 22 in China.

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Akhil Arora Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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