‘Tenet’ Adds Just $3.4 Million as Theaters Face Long October Without Blockbusters

Focus’ “Kajillionaire” and Sony’s “The Last Shift” enter theaters, but COVID-19 continues to drain the box office

Numbers for the domestic box office continue to languish, as “Tenet” adds just $3.4 million to bring its domestic total to $41.1 million after four weekends.

Overall, the Warner Bros. film added $19.2 million to bring its global total to $283 million, as overseas markets begin to taper off after a month of solid numbers. “Tenet” should reach $300 million in the coming weeks, and while it’s a respectable number given the pandemic-damaged market, it’s still not the sort of performance that gives confidence to any studio considering releasing a tentpole blockbuster in the near future. And without tentpoles, theaters are facing at least several weeks of immense struggle.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com