National Post (Latest Edition)
BOX OFFICE FEELING PANDEMIC PIN CH
The movie industry’s path to recovery from COVID-19 is grinding to a halt, with the Warner Bros. feature Tenet ruling the box office for a fourth week with no major competition. The sci- fi thriller sold an estimate $ 3.4 million in tickets in North America this weekend, said industry tracker Comscore Inc. The Christopher Nolan film has generated $41.2 million in total domestic revenue, which under normal circumstances would be a poor showing for a move that cost $ 200 million. The weekend figures, along with social- distancing limits, have caused other studios to delay their October and November releases, including Walt Disney’s Black Widow. So far, box office receipts are down about 80 per cent from a year ago, according to Box Office Media LLC. Studios are waiting to release big- budget movies until the holidays. The next major film is Metro- Goldwyn- Mayer’s James Bond instalment, No Time to Die, scheduled for Nov. 20.