Here are our pop culture picks for Dec. 14-20, including the best deals we could find for each.
Watch: Tenet trailer Considering the circumstances in which it was released – amid a global pandemic – Christopher Nolan's Tenet had the privilege of being the only new movie out in months.
Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” repeated as the winner of a subdued domestic box office with $2.4 million at 2,502 locations. The Open Road release declined 44% from its opening frame and has taken in $7.5 million in its first 10 days in North America. The distributor added screens in New York state following New […]
Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" limped to first place at the domestic box office, debuting with $3.7 million. Those ticket sales, among the lowest ever to land at No. 1, came in slightly ahead of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and Robert De Niro's family comedy "War With Grandpa." "Tenet," now in its seventh week of release, […]
Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” has passed $300 million at the global box office and $45 million domestically, grossing $2.7 million at U.S. theaters this weekend as Cineworld announces that it will close its U.K. locations and could close most of its Regal Cinemas locations in the U.S.Overall, the global box office total for the Christopher Nolan thriller now stands at $307 million, with $14.2 million grossed globally. Japan was the top overseas market, providing $2.5 million, while France and Germany combined for $2.1 million. In Great Britain — which is now seeing theaters close nationwide thanks to a combination of surging COVID-19 infections and news that MGM was moving the release of the James Bond film “No Time to Die” to 2021 — “Tenet” added $804,000 to bring its cume in Nolan’s home country to just under $21 million.Also Read: Regal Owner Cineworld Considers Closing All Theaters in US and UKThe screen count for “Tenet” in the U.S. dropped slightly to 2,722 screens, but it remains to be seen how much the “No Time to Die” move will affect Warner’s hopes for theater reopenings in major cities. For theaters that reopened back in late August, hard decisions are coming as Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” remains the last major studio film slated for release in the next two months and is now expected to move as well following news of the possible Regal shutdown.With popular content dwindling and Congress at an impasse over renewing federal aid, thousands of theaters, including many of Cineworld’s Regal Cinemas locations, are expected to drastically reduce their operating hours to reduce operating costs and possibly close again altogether. In a preview of what is ahead for those theaters, a re-release of the Halloween film “Hocus Pocus” nearly knocked “Tenet” off the top of the charts with $2 million grossed. Repertory screenings and small films from indie labels will be the only titles available to theaters for the foreseeable future.Also Read: Cineworld CEO Calls Universal, AMC On-Demand Streaming Model 'A Wrong Move'For theaters in cities like Los Angeles and New York that never got the chance to reopen, decisions will have to be made on whether it will be worth it to open their doors again on a full or reduced basis with “Tenet” as the only major offering, though signs of consistent turnout for “Tenet” in closure-adjacent markets like Orange County may be a point in Warner’s favor.Elsewhere, a cluster of independent films are trying their luck in theaters starving for films to screen. Bleecker Street’s Sundance acquisition “Save Yourselves!” opened this weekend to $141,600 from 388 theaters for a per-theater average of $365. Focus’ “Kajillionaire” took in $100,000 in its second weekend from 547 theaters, while NEON’s “Possessor Uncut” grossed $227,500 from 320 theaters.Read original story ‘Tenet’ Crosses $300 Million at Global Box Office as Regal Cinemas Weighs Closures At TheWrap
Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" has topped $280 million worldwide, dominating a mild U.S. box office with $3.4 million at 2,850 locations in its fourth weekend to go past $41 million domestically in four weeks. The Warner Bros. tentpole, which carries a hefty $200 million price tag, took in a weekend total of $19.2 million worldwide in […]
Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" hit an important milestone, crossing the $250 million mark at the global box office. That benchmark is bolstered by international revenues, where the sci-fi thriller has surpassed $200 million in ticket sales. But in the U.S., "Tenet" is still struggling to attract audiences. The movie earned $4.7 million in its third weekend, […]
Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" crossed the $200 million mark globally, propped up by overseas grosses while U.S. cinemas struggle to draw audiences during the coronavirus pandemic. The time-bending sci-fi thriller generated $6.7 million in the U.S. and Canada during its second weekend of release, representing a 29% drop compared to opening weekend. Initially, Warner Bros., the […]
After months of delays, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Tenet" finally arrived in U.S. theaters and generated $20.2 million over Labor Day weekend. Ticket sales, though difficult to dissect given the uncharted waters of the coronavirus era, are roughly in line with expectations for a new release during a pandemic. The espionage thriller is already nearing […]
Here are our pop culture picks for Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, including the best deals we could find for each.
Two people were injured in Singapore on Sunday while watching the newly released movie “Tenet.” They were hit by debris as the ceiling partially collapsed at the Shaw Theatres NEX Mall. The incident happened shortly before 5pm local time in Hall 6 of the multiplex. It appears that a large section of ventilation duct crashed […]
Hollywood has been slow to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic — even with detailed safety and sanitation measures in place.
In July, AMC Theaters and Universal Pictures rocked the industry with their historic deal to collapse the traditional 90-day theatrical window to as little as 17 days before offering first-run features on premium VOD for about $20. Immediately, industry insiders debated how the deal could weaken the already precarious health of the theatrical experience, with […]
Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Tenet" is charting a new course for blockbusters during the pandemic by opening in foreign territories before it lands in the U.S. However, many of the factors that make “Tenet” the milestone film in the cinema industry’s post-coronavirus road to recovery are simultaneously elements that expose it to piracy. That runs […]
Theaters that play “Tenet” must agree to pay Warner Bros. 63 percent of the gross, and to uphold mask-wearing safety standards.
After prolonged closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in the United States and other parts of the world are slowly starting to turn the lights back on, welcome patrons and hear their cash registers ring again. In modern times, opening weekend ticket sales have been the benchmark of success for any given movie. […]
Robert Pattinson told Christopher Nolan his Batman screen test was "a family emergency."
There's no central guidance on how theaters should apply safety measures, though some owners are game even to stop selling food and drink.
Warner Bros. has removed "Tenet" from its release calendar, delivering a big blow on the exhibition industry at a time when movie theaters had hoped to peg their re-opening to the late summer debut of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller. Though necessary given the mass uncertainty over when cinemas across the globe can safely reopen, the […]
If movie theaters are banking on Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" to ride to their rescue, they may have to wait a lot longer for help. That's the takeaway from a new note by Eric Handler, a leading exhibition industry analyst with MKM Partners, who predicts that there's a "low likelihood" that "Tenet" will open on Aug. […]
AMC Theatres, the world's largest exhibition chain, is pushing back its reopening by two weeks. The move comes as coronavirus rates continue to rise in the United States, where AMC has the bulk of its operations, and after Hollywood blockbusters such as "Tenet" and "Mulan" delayed their release by several weeks. AMC said it now […]
Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” and the Walt Disney Co.'s live-action reboot of “Mulan” were again delayed. With reported cases of the coronavirus surging in parts of the U.S., Disney on Friday followed Warner Bros. in pushing “Mulan" to late August. “While the pandemic has changed our release plans for ‘Mulan’ and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance,” said Disney co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman in a joint statement.
The nation's moviegoing business is coming back to life following a three-month hiatus imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of locations open in North America as of Friday totals 714, including 275 drive-ins, according to Comscore. That's a gain of nearly 40% from a week ago when the total was 511. Texas has by […]
"Tenet," Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated espionage thriller, has pushed back its theatrical debut by two weeks, ending months of speculation about whether or not the $200 million tentpole would hold onto its mid-July release date. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, was initially slated for July 17 and will […]
IFC's horror movie "The Wretched" is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period. Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Most movie theaters across the country are still […]