Now, that’s more like it. After a year of meager box office weekends due to the COVID pandemic, during which high profile films such as Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 managed paltry sums, Warner Bros. and Legendary’s monster bash Godzilla vs. Kong smashed all industry expectations on route to a massive $48.5M over a 5-day period; and $32.2M from Fri-Sun, with $12M coming on Sunday (+8%).RELATED: Godzilla vs. Kong Opens With $16.3 Million Two-Day Haul!This, despite the film releasing concurrently on HBO Max, which Deadline points out, likely cost Adam Wingard’s epic a great deal of money. Keep in mind, Netflix attempted to purchase the film for its own streaming library, but WB opted to go with the theatrical-and-streaming HBO Max day-and-date release instead, which was obviously the right move.GvK’s success helped lift the domestic box office to $44.7M, the best three days since mid-March of last year and a massive +109,000% from the same weekend exactly one year ago, per Comscore. GvK was originally set for a November 2020 release, but was delayed due to the pandemic. The longer wait clearly helped build anticipation, as did the notion of seeing a big-budget, special FX extravaganza on the big screen once theaters reopened.Internationally, GvK has totaled $285M after adding another $76.1M this weekend (down just 39% from last week’s pandemic-record start), giving the film the distinct title of “fastest movie release in the COVID era to hit $200M.” It took GvK 12 days to reach that milestone, while Tenet took 24 days. Different periods, for sure, but still worth noting.RELATED: Godzilla ’89: Mondo’s Biggest Statue Ever Now On Sale!In IMAX, GvK has amassed $28M globally, including China’s 10-day $18M cume, the biggest 10-day IMAX result for Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise and nearly double the final IMAX China gross for Kong: Skull Island and King of the Monsters. Not too shabby.The only other new releases over the weekend were The Unholy, which debuted at No. 2 with $3.2M from 1,850 theaters and The Girl Who Believes in Miracles, which chalked up $526K from 640 theaters.Last week’s champ, Nobody, collected $3.07M (-55%) in Week 2 to raise its total to $11.8M, while Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon added another $2.05M to its $32.1M domestic total.1.) Godzilla vs. Kong (WB/Leg) 3,064 theaters/Wed $9.6M/Thu $6.7M/Fri $11.6M/Sat $12.5M/$8.1M Sun/3-day $32.2M/5-day $48.5M/Wk 12.) The Unholy (Sony) 1,850 theaters Fri $1.2MM/Sat $1.2M/Sun $770K/$3.2M/Wk 13.) Nobody (Uni) 2,567 theaters (+107) Fri $1.06M/Sat $1.22M/Sun $790K/3-day: $3.07M (-55%)/Total $11.8M/Wk 24.) Raya and the Last Dragon (Dis) 2,031 theaters (-181), Fri $800K/Sat $761K/Sun $493k/ 3-day: $2.05M (-45%), Total: $32.1M/Wk 55.) Tom & Jerry (WB) 2,273 theaters (-191), 3-day: $1.4M (-48%)/Total: $39.5M/Wk 66.) The Girl Who Believes in Miracles (Atlas) 640 theaters 3-day $526K/Wk 17.) The Courier (RSA) 1,322 theaters (-319), Fri $165K/Sat $174K/Sun $113K/3-day: $452K (-57%)/Total: $4.2M/Wk 38.) Chaos Walking (Lionsgate) 1,605 theaters (-431), Fri $134K/Sat $149K/Sun $98K/3-day: $380K (-69%)/Total: $12.2M/Wk 59.) The Croods: A New Age (Uni) 1,212 theaters (-107), Fri $81K /Sat $76K/Sun $53K/3-day: $210K (-62%)/Total: $56.3M/Wk 1910.) French Exit (SPC) 483 theaters 3-day $193K/Total $200,5K/Wk 8
Tenet: John David Washington opens up about potential sequel Witness the global debut of “Franchise,” the new music video from Travis Scott. Experience it today in select IMAX theatres worldwide, during evening showings of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet! Following his work with Christopher Nolan on the IMAX release of Tenet and his featured song “The Plan,” Travis Scott and IMAX have teamed up to deliver fans a new way to experience his music. Optimized for IMAX theatres, fans will experience “Franchise” with powerful precision sound and the highest quality crystal-clear imagery on the biggest screens. Only IMAX’s unique theatre geometry will immerse audiences into Travis Scott’s vision with an audio-visual experience unlike any other. Witness “Franchise” first, only in IMAX. A MEESAGE FROM NOLAN pic.twitter.com/6LUnSBtFbv — TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) September 24, 2020 RELATED: Box Office: Tenet Stays Atop Quiet Weekend, Domestic Total at $36M Tenet is an international espionage thriller filmed across seven countries. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) stars, with a supporting cast that includes Robert Pattinson (Good Time), Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Dimple Kapadia (Fugly), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk). Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist (Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Not time travel. Inversion. The director first made an impact in 2001 with his indie film Memento. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. but it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million worldwide. His other films include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk. Looking to binge-watch some movies? Check out Amazon’s Director’s Collection of Christopher Nolan films here! RELATED: Christopher Nolan & John David Washington Share Behind-the-Scenes Look at Tenet Tenet is written by Nolan and will utilize a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film, which is something he’s become famous for. Nolan is the film producer along with his partner Emma Thomas.