Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was released in the US on August 26, 2020, where it shook the markets as it grossed at $20.2 million over Labor Day weekend.
Moreover, in China, the epic sci-fi movie generated a whopping $33.51 million in just 4 days. Whilst in other countries, it made a profit of $78.3 million, totaling the overall surplus to $146.2 million.
Considering 45% of the theatres are still sealed off in the US, Tenet has made massive profits.
According to a statement released by Warner Bros.,
Domestically, while our results show positive like-for-like theater indicators compared to previous films such as Dunkirk, there is literally no context in which to compare the results of a film opening during a pandemic with any other circumstance. We are in unprecedented territory, so any comparisons to the pre-COVID world would be inequitable and baseless.
David A. Gross, a Box Office analyst weighed in on the net profits,
With a significant number of key U.S. states and cities still closed, this is a fair opening. Business in the U.S. is improving, but large numbers of moviegoers are not back yet. For now, this is as good as it gets.
Whilst Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has already been released in the US and the UK, it is set to release in Pakistan on September 18.
Tenet – A Precept to Prevent the Third World War
The diegesis of the film calibrates between reality and fiction. Whilst, the threat of the third world war is existent, the concept to prevent it i.e. using time-bending ability tips its scales into the fictitious universe.
It centers around an undercover CIA agent procures an alien artifact at the Kiev Opera House, and it enables him to alter reality. He wields the object -which is based on inverted time-travel, so everything that occurs has already taken place- to prevent the upcoming WWIII.
The movie stars John David Washington as the protagonist. Additionally, it features Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.