The Sony Pictures release, starring Brad Pitt, will need to maintain its momentum in the coming weeks as it tries to break even or turn a profit.
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2", which brings back the first film’s director, writers and cast, opened in 4,234 locations and actually surpassed its predecessor’s opening weekend.
The ninth installment in the "Fast and Furious" series became the biggest money-maker in North American theatres since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Warner Bros. film took in a paltry $2.8 million in its opening weekend as "Spiral," a creepy addition to the terrifying "Saw" franchise, brought in $8.7 million between Friday and Sunday.
In its second weekend in US cinemas, “Wonder Woman 1984” earned an estimated $5.5 million in ticket sales, a 67 percent drop for the superhero sequel.
Some 274 movies, including blockbusters like "No Time to Die," "Top Gun: Maverick" and the ninth "Fast and Furious" action film, were moved to 2021 release dates.
'Tenet' is the first major studio release to launch during the pandemic, and its numbers show the industry's challenge of attracting customers amid a health crisis.
Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, is parcelling out carefully selected breadcrumbs of data amid fears that lower than usual ticket sales during the pandemic will make "Tenet" appear to be a flop.
Warner Bros. new film "Tenet", a clever blockbuster that slips between espionage and science fiction, is being billed as the film of the summer that operators hope will reboot the beleaguered industry amid coronavirus pandemic.
The release date is welcome news for movie theater operators, who are counting on big-budget movies such as 'Tenet' to help lure audiences out of their homes during the pandemic.
The Hollywood Reporter said the movie was a separate project from a new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie that was announced as in development last year.
Universal and DreamWorks’ World War I drama defeats Disney’s “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” the final chapter in the sequel trilogy that has ruled box office charts since debuting in late December.
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