Apart from 2020, any sci-fi movie by Cristopher Nolan would surely be hit, and that has been proved by his phenomenal movies like Interstellar, Inception, and Dark Night Trilogy. Tenet – Post COVID-19 First Hollywood Movie Released in the USA, is it the right time or Warner Bros has committed a mistake to release a big-budget movie in a contagious era?Image Credit: The Verge
However, since the pandemic and the lock-down imposed earlier this year in March 2020 has unfolded a new age. The weekend has testified that people are still fond of sci-fi movies by Cristopher Nolan amid the pandemic. Moreover, the theaters are still closed in Los Angles and New York. What remains to be seen is the influx of audience to the theaters for watching Tenet that has been released in a contagious era. Amid the pandemic and theaters that aren’t opened up in the two biggest markets, Los Angles and New York, the long-awaited movie that was expected to be released in July 2020, has hit the theaters in San Diego and few other states, where the virus has slowed down. On the opening weekend, the movie has grossed $20 Million in the USA, while $150 Million globally.
Theaters are under immense pressure to ensure health protocols, as the world has entered into an era where an invisible transmittance could spread rapidly indoors. Before March 2020, people were curious to know whether Star John David would solve the mystery. However, things have turned out to be upside down, and now the mystery has shifted itself either people will feel safe enough to visit the darkened theaters, where there are higher chances of getting in contact with the contagious COVID-19 virus.
For the first-ever, to measure the success of movie relies not on the opening weekend and business, but the success would be measured, will people return to the theaters or not? The weekend is regarded portentous by the movie gurus. Tenet would define the future of theatrical experience, as it is the turning point of how the entertainment industry would shift its dimensions. However, many Film studios have either delayed the movie’s release in 2021 or have streamed the movie on online visual content streaming platforms.
Theaters were empty when “Unhinged” by Russel Crow was released around two weeks ago, and the same case was with Marvel Studio’s “New Mutants”. The cinema industry’s future in North America is still at stake, it is due to the fact that nothing could be predicted on concrete grounds in an unusual market.
The results are impressive, as, from 40 different territories, the movie grossed $53 Million, and in the United States, it crossed the $20 Million. The filamholics and the Warner Bros. have played their part in giving back life to the theaters. There were serious concerns that even though theaters are open for the moviegoers, they will stay home by fearing the deadly virus. However, in Tenet’s case, things have moved on a different spectrum, where theaters return to normal life.