Tenet, the movie that was intended to jump-start exhibition out of the pandemic but really only did so abroad, will arrive on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and digital on December 15.
Christopher Nolan’s time-travel noir thriller grossed a lackluster $53.8 million at the domestic box office at a time when Warner Bros was attempting to reignite exhibition, but it made $293.3M abroad on the strength of Asian markets, where moviegoing made a comeback, gunning toward a $350M global gross. Much of that had to do with the uneven mixed messages on how we reopened overall during the pandemic here in the U.S. (not just cinemas) versus the uniformity in other countries. Nonetheless, audiences are still cautious about attending cinemas.
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Tenet has yet to hit the big screen in New York City and Los Angeles, prime markets for the filmmaker that remain closed due to COVID-19. Should New York and L.A. reopen next month, one would have to imagine that grosses are deflated for Tenet, given how it would be competing against itself on DVD. Last weekend repped Tenet‘s first in San Francisco, the city having just reopened cinemas without concessions. The AMC Metreon in the City by the Bay was Tenet‘s No. 3-grossing location in the U.S.
The Tenet 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray will include the hourlong featurette “Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of Tenet,” which will explore the development and production of the film as told by the cast and crew. Tenet will retail for $44.95 on 4K UHD, $35.99 on Blu-ray and $28.98 on DVD.
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