Tenet film starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson grossed more than $ 347 million worldwide.
The coronavirus crisis resulted in the closure of movie theaters. The most anticipated films of the year like Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984, and Fast & Furious 9 delayed their releases. After a few months of fallow waiting to be able to go to a cinema to enjoy a ‘blockbuster’, the arrival at the Tenet cinemas seemed the solution to the problem. The latest from Christopher Nolan, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, has been the only blockbuster that has dared to land on the billboard with the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop.
The film has grossed more than $ 347 million worldwide, figures that the vast majority have described as poor for a Nolan film. Now, it has been the director who has spoken about these results and has defended them.
"I'm concerned that studios are drawing the wrong conclusions from our release instead of seeing where the movie has performed well, and how that can bring them a much-needed income," Nolan begins in the Los Angeles Times. "They are looking at where it has not done with pre-COVID expectations and will use that as an excuse to make the exhibition take all the losses from the pandemic instead of getting in the game and adapting or rebuilding our business, in other words,".
It was to be expected that the collection of a ‘blockbuster’ in the middle of a pandemic would not obtain the results in a normal scenario. However, Nolan advocates adapting to the current situation and accepting changes to reinvent yourself. The coronavirus crisis and its consequences have caused some cinemas to announce their closings. The American chain AMC has already advanced that they expect to run out of income by the end of this year.
The release schedule doesn't help either. After Tenet there is no ‘blockbuster’ that is going to land at the box office in the remaining months of 2020. At the moment, Wonder Woman 1984 maintains its date for the end of December. However, it is not assured that the plans will be fulfilled with the sequel to Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot. To this must be added Disney's strategy, who has decided to skip the movie theaters with two highly anticipated premieres, Mulán and Soul, and release these projects directly on its Disney + streaming platform.