Tenet - Box Office Autopsy

An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on August 12, 2020
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Jesus of Suburbia wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 4:17 pm
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September 4th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Damn.... China numbers seem disappointing...

I really hope it has a strong hold in the markets it opened to $50m last week. Hopefully can do $30m from those same locations this weekend?
The 800 a Chinese film is really breaking out. It will be highest grossing film world wide this year soon.
hard to compete with pro chinese propaganda in china of all places haha.

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B rating from CinemaScore audiences. Pretty low for Nolan.

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HorrorBiz wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 12:46 am
B rating from CinemaScore audiences. Pretty low for Nolan.
Worst since The Prestige. Interstellar was also "low" and was a B+. Most are in the A range.


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China may just disappoint this time. Sigh.

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HorrorBiz wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 12:46 am
B rating from CinemaScore audiences. Pretty low for Nolan.
Given how inaccessible the film is and how brazenly anti-intellectual half(?) of America seems to be since 2016, it makes sense, I guess lol

Now obviously that's not the only reason; as mentioned already, the catastrophic situation in America means that people are seeking comfort right now, not a challenge, so of course there's that as well, along with the fact that the film is light on character development, emotion, etc.

But nevertheless, it's a stark contrast to where I am (which is praised for its universally high standards of education, and general societal emphasis on education/intelligence above all else), where the film is being praised for its complicated plot and mechanics, despite people fully admitting that it is impossible to understand on first viewing.

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HorrorBiz wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 12:46 am
B rating from CinemaScore audiences. Pretty low for Nolan.
Surprised its that high to be honest.

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tbh I'm a little bit worried about the box office in the next week, cannot be optimistic seeing the reviews in China.

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‘Tenet’ Tops $20M In China, Crossing $100M Overseas Today – International Box Office
Tenet switched places with local juggernaut The Eight Hundred on Saturday in China. The films were in a close race for the No. 1 slot, but the Chinese war epic slightly edged Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller, by an estimated difference of about $1.3M. The Middle Kingdom cume on Tenet is estimated at RMB 143M ($21M and including previews), through Saturday per Maoyan. That portends a weekend at around $30M, lower than where some were seeing it ahead of the launch. However, as we’ve noted previously, The Eight Hundred was always going to be a factor, and Nolan’s films tend to leg out.
Tenet is carrying an 8.4 audience score on Maoyan and an 8 with Douban critics. It added an estimated $11.8M on Saturday for a 37% jump from Friday. It currently leads presales on Sunday, so could still eke out a No. 1 win for the weekend, but it may be tight.
https://deadline.com/2020/09/tenet-inte ... 234571094/

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TENET
$78.3M Global Weekend (incl. previews)
$126.0M International Total
$20.2M Domestic Total
$146.2M Global Total

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