Christopher Nolan’s Tenet film brought in $29.7 million worldwide this weekend (with $4.7 million from North America) to take its domestic total to $36.1 million and global total to $250.1 million after three weeks.
The top markets so far include China ($60.6 million), North America ($36.1 million), the UK ($18.2 million), France ($15.6 million), Germany ($12.9 million), and Korea ($11.9 million).
The film debuted in Japan with $4.3 million this weekend, which is ahead of both Dunkirk and Interstellar. The Warner Bros. Pictures movie still has 25 international markets to release in, including all of Latin America, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.
$28 million of the total Tenet global box office has come from 1,033 IMAX theatres, which added $4 million this weekend. International markets for the Christopher Nolan spy thriller grossed $3.5 million from 782 IMAX screens, with $700,000 million coming from 387 IMAX screens in China (where it has a $9.2 million total for IMAX).
The movie is rated PG-13 and received a B CinemaScore.
Remaining in second place was The New Mutants (Disney’s 20th Century Studios), which brought in $1.6 million and has grossed $17.7 million in North America after four weeks. The movie also earned $2 million from 38 international markets, for an overseas total of $17.3 million and global sum of $35 million.
The top international markets are France ($2.6 million), the UK ($1.7 million), Mexico ($1.6 million), Spain ($1.3 million), and Russia ($1 million).
Directed by Josh Boone from a script by Boone and Knate Lee, the PG-13 movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, and Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball.
Also starring are Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage, and Alice Braga appears as Cecilia Reyes.
Opening in third place was the political action thriller Infidel (Cloudburst Entertainment), starring Jim Caviezel. The R-rated movie grossed $1.5 million from 1,724 theaters, an average of $870 per theater.
Written, directed, and produced by Cyrus Nowrasteh, Infidel also stars Claudia Karvan, Hal Ozsan, Stelio Savante, and Bijan Daneshmand.
Dropping a spot to fourth place was Solstice Studios psychological thriller Unhinged, which added $1.3 million and is up to $15.7 million after six weeks in theaters. All 10 of the film’s top-grossing locations were drive-ins.
Rated R, Unhinged was directed by Derrick Borte from a script by Carl Ellsworth. The cast includes Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson and Austin P. McKenzie.
The Broken Hearts Gallery (Sony’s TriStar Pictures, Stage 6 Films) rounded out the top five domestically with $800,000 for a total of $2.41 million after two weeks.
The PG-13 romantic comedy is writer/director Natalie Krinsky’s directorial debut and stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Arturo Castro, Ego Nwodim, Taylor Hill and Bernadette Peters.
Also, Disney’s Mulan (read our review) continued its international theatrical run with $10.9 million from 20 territories. The live-action adaptation has collected $57 million overseas so far, with $36.2 million coming from China.
Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan stars Yifei Liu as the title character, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Tzi Ma as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Honghui, Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang, Gong Li as Xianniang, and Jet Li as the Emperor.