In a litmus test for American moviegoing during the pandemic, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” brought in an estimated $20.2 million through the holiday weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters. The result could be greeted as either the rejuvenation of U.S. cinemas – more Americans went to the movies this weekend than they have in nearly six months – or a reflection of drastically lowered standards for Hollywood’s top blockbusters given the circumstances.
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- According to this story, do you think Warner Bros was happy with opening weekend sales for ‘Tenet’?
- What is the difference between domestic box office sales and international box office sales?
- Based on information from this story, did the movie sell more tickets domestically or internationally?
- How do you think the lack of competition for new films impacted ‘Tenet’ at the box office?
- Do you think a “modest” opening-day weekend at the box office for ‘Tenet’ signals that movie theater business is “back”? Why or why not?