Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is crushing down the world box office. In just 12 days of release, the movie grossed a total of $146.2 Million(or Rs1,072 Crores approx.) in the Global box office, according to Variety.
Tenet arrived in the U.S. theaters this past weekend and generated $20.2 million. In overseas, the movie earned a total of $78.3 million this weekend, which brought it’s worldwide collection close to $150 million.
Tenet received huge praise and applauds when it was first premiered in UK back in August. It was one of the first big Hollywood movies to release amid the global pandemic. Nolan has earlier decided that his movie was made for Cinema theatres and there’s no way he is going to allow it to release on any OTT platform first.
Variety reported that Warner Bros., in a note Sunday afternoon to press, said the studio was “very pleased” with initial results, stressing that the rollout of “Tenet” will be “a marathon not a sprint” — meaning it doesn’t need splashy inaugural weekend grosses to justify its release and turn a profit.
The love for cinema has brought lots and lots fans to the movie theatres and it eventually helped the movie gross such a big amount even in this unlikely period of Covid-19. Tenet was only released in those areas/countries where theatres were open.
As you know in India, the cinema halls are still not opened yet that’s why Tenet doesn’t get any release here. The Producers guild of India is requesting the central government to reopen the theatres, so that the Entertainment industry can come back to normalcy again.
Big budget Indian movies are also heading for an OTT release these days. But to save the cinemas, several directors and producers are holding back their films from release. As per latest rumours, Akshay Kumar’s movie Laxmmi Bomb is going to withdraw their collaboration with Disney Plus Hotstar, as the creators want to release the film in theatres.