Tenet Remains Atop Quiet Box Office
The domestic box office continued its sluggish march through the month of September with another mediocre showing. Per Deadline, Tenet remained atop the charts with $3.4M, down some 26% from last week, which brings its total to $41.2M at 2,850 locations in the U.S. Globally, Christopher Nolan’s epic has risen to $283.2M thanks to strong showings in China ($64.3M), UK ($19.6M), France ($18M), Germany ($14.6M) and Korea ($13.1M). Pic also collected $355K from Imax venues.
Meanwhile, coming in at No. 5 on the box office chart was the re-release of Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, which grossed $908,000 on 2,097 theaters. Otherwise, The New Mutants held onto the No. 2 spot with $1,147,000, and Unhinged remained at No. 3 with $1,000,000. At No. 4 was Jun-Soo Park’s Break the Silence, which earned $980K in its first week of release from 515 theaters.
Meanwhile, Infidel pulled in $745,000 in the No. 6 spot and The Broken Hearts Gallery managed $470,000 at No. 7 and new releases Shortcut, Akira, The Last Shift, and Kajillionaire occupied the final four spots with $305K, $270K, $235K, and $215K, respectively.