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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
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tony Vinciquerra doesn’t think releasing a major $200 million film in limited theaters, with limited capacity as the country reels from a global pandemic is a smart thing to do. But in 2020, everyone’s taking chances. “What we won’t do is make the mistake of putting a very, very expensive $200 million movie out in the market unless we’re sure that theaters are open and operating at significant capacity,” Vinciquerra said during Bank of America’s 2020 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. His comments came as Hollywood struggles to get its hands around the recent release of Warner Bros. “Tenet,” which grossed $20 million in its opening weekend in the U.S. (without New York or L.A. theaters showing it). Is that good? Is it what the industry should expect right now for a $200 million film that has been touted as the movie to reignite the movie going crowd? “Tenet” has grossed more than $150 million worldwide, but the question at hand is regarding theaters in the U.S., as the coronavirus situation is drastically different around the world. But there doesn’t seem to be an answer. Right now, at least as far as Sony is concerned, Vinciquerra...Read original story Sony Won’t ‘Make the Mistake’ of Releasing a $200 Million Movie Until More Theaters Reopen At TheWrap
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