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As the first major blockbuster to release since the start of the pandemic, Tenet opens to $20 million at US box office and nears $150 million internationally

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  1. [4]
    JXM
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    Good riddance. This whole thing has made me never want to see another Christopher Nolan film, honestly. If he's so dead set on people experiencing his film theatrically, then they should just...

    Good riddance. This whole thing has made me never want to see another Christopher Nolan film, honestly.

    If he's so dead set on people experiencing his film theatrically, then they should just delay it for another year. Trying to launch a massive movie during a once in a lifetime pandemic is crazy and I don't feel the least bit bad if they lose hundreds of millions because of it.

    Alternatively, he could get over himself and let WB release it on demand as well. I get that what works well for a (relatively) small budgeted film like Bill and Ted Face the Music might not work well for a huge tentpole release but still...

    I do feel bad for the thousands of people who worked hard on his film and had zero say in the release.

    12 votes
    1. [3]
      teaearlgraycold
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      Not only is it arrogant, it’s irresponsible. Nolan is asking people to get together in rooms during a pandemic. He’s killing people for his artistic vision.

      Not only is it arrogant, it’s irresponsible. Nolan is asking people to get together in rooms during a pandemic. He’s killing people for his artistic vision.

      5 votes
      1. [2]
        Sand
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        That seems a bit exaggerated. He's not forcing people to see the film.

        That seems a bit exaggerated. He's not forcing people to see the film.

        7 votes
        1. teaearlgraycold
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          Sure. Maybe I'll downgrade to "he's giving every stupid person an opportunity to hurt themselves and others".

          Sure. Maybe I'll downgrade to "he's giving every stupid person an opportunity to hurt themselves and others".

          6 votes
  2. [3]
    ThatFanficGuy
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    A few things to note: it opened Aug 26 globally its budged is $200M summed with marketing, its total budged is speculated to be $300M~$350M it needs ~$500M to break even

    A few things to note:

    • it opened Aug 26 globally
    • its budged is $200M
    • summed with marketing, its total budged is speculated to be $300M~$350M
    • it needs ~$500M to break even
    9 votes
    1. boltsky
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      Seems like that budget speculation is calibrated to much more competitive pre-COVID times.

      Seems like that budget speculation is calibrated to much more competitive pre-COVID times.

      2 votes
    2. nsz
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      Yikes looks like they're not doing well.

      Yikes looks like they're not doing well.

      1 vote
  3. krg
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    Whoa... didn’t even know this released! Didn’t even know movie theaters were open for business! Well, I don’t believe they are where I am (Los Angeles). Guess it varies by state... Doesn’t seem...

    Whoa... didn’t even know this released! Didn’t even know movie theaters were open for business! Well, I don’t believe they are where I am (Los Angeles). Guess it varies by state...

    Doesn’t seem like a good idea to release this now, if only from a financial perspective.

    2 votes