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Tenet Box Office Nears $150 Million Globally

With the film opening in North America with $20.2 million this weekend, the Tenet box office has reached $146.2 million globally. About 68% of U.S. theaters are now open with reduced seating capacities.

Internationally, the Christopher Nolan film brought in an estimated $78.3 million this weekend in 46 markets and on 52,913 screens. The overseas total is now up to $126 million.

The top markets so far include China ($30 million), the UK ($13.1 million), France ($10.7 million), Germany ($8.7 million), Korea ($8.2 million), Taiwan ($6.3 million), Spain ($5.2 million), Australia ($4.52 million), Italy ($4.51 million), and The Netherlands ($4.1 million).

The Warner Bros. Pictures release will debut in three more international markets next weekend, including Hong Kong, Israel and Qatar. The movie will open in Japan and Mexico the following week.

$11.1 million of the global Tenet box office this weekend came from 1,168 IMAX theatres in 43 markets, which marks IMAX’s biggest worldwide debut ever for the month of September.

In China, IMAX theatres brought in $5.3 million, while in 272 North America IMAX theatres the movie earned $2.8 million, the biggest Labor Day opening ever for IMAX despite all the capacity constraints.

“We’d hoped and believed that audiences were eager to return to the movies where it is safe, and to see it in action and hear the excitement for Tenet from fans around the globe is gratifying – especially for a film captured with our cameras by a visionary like Christopher Nolan,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX.

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the PG-13 spy action thriller stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

In its second weekend in theaters, The New Mutants added $2.9 million domestically ($3.5 million for the four-day weekend) and $4.2 million internationally. The film’s worldwide total is now $20.1 million, with $11.6 million coming from North America and $8.5 million from overseas.

The New Mutants is the final X-Men movie from Disney’s 20th Century Studios. 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, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage, and Alice Braga appears as Cecilia Reyes.

In its third weekend in theaters, Solstice Studios’ psychological thriller Unhinged grossed $1.6 million. The movie has grossed $11 million so far.

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.

While Mulan (read our review) is now available on Disney+ with the added Premier Access charge of $29.99, the film is also opening in international theaters. The live-action adaptation earned $5.9 million from nine international markets, including such territories as the Middle East, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Next week should be significant for Mulan, as the film will open in China and Russia, as well as Greece, Hungary, Israel, Slovenia, Kuwait, Ukraine, Poland and South Africa.

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.

We’ll have to wait and see if Disney releases how much money the movie has made on the Disney+ streaming service.

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