Another weekend has come to a close for theaters across the U.S., and it doesn’t appear things will be getting better any time soon.
With Tenet remaining the biggest release since the pandemic began, things are not looking promising. Tenet took in $3.4M this weekend, off about 28% from its previous weekend. Considering it is the largest movie in release currently, and no others coming for weeks yet, these results are not remotely a positive sign. Domestically it now sits at $41.2M and a global total of $283.2M off of a $200M budget.
Second place went to The New Mutants with $1.14M for a new total of $19.45M. Globally it sits at $38.85M off of a $67M budget.
Break the Silence opened in third place which was a tie. Both this film and Infidel took in an estimated $1M.
And this is not a typo, but fifth place went to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back with $908,000. The film was released for its 40th anniversary.
The next wide releases are scheduled for Oct. 9, so don’t expect anything to change in a major way for several more weeks. And with the pandemic seeming to be on the uptick again, we would suggest not considering those releases a lock either.