Warner Bros. CEO Doesn’t Regret ‘Tenet’ Theatrical Release

"What's happened, happened."

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Warner Bros. chair-CEO Ann Sarnoff doesn’t regret the decision to release Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in theaters last month and revealed the studio is pleased with the film’s box office performance.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet managed to be one of the few films that dared a theatrical release during COVID-19. As a result, Tenet opened in as many markets as it could and has earned $52 million domestically and $341 million in total. During normal times, any studio would view Tenet‘s gross as a box office bomb given its $200 million budget, but Warner Bros. is looking at the numbers with a positive perspective.

During a recent interview with Variety, Warner Bros chair-CEO Ann Sarnoff discussed the decision to have Tenet hit theaters during COVID-19 and revealed the studio is happy with the results Christopher Nolan’s latest film has produced so far:

“We’re very pleased with the results of Tenet. A couple of things: we knew it would over index in the international markets. Christopher Nolan has a huge, following, of course in the U.S., but his other movies have typically over indexed in international markets. If you remember back in June, July, August, the international markets were more open. We had this amazing movie, I don’t know if you’ve seen it, that really deserved to be seen on the big screen.”

Have you seen Tenet yet? If so, was the film worth it? Where does it rank for you amongst the other Christopher Nolan films? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet:

“John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.” Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.”

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, and Himesh Patel. Christopher Nolan also serves as a producer alongside his wife Emma Thomas, with Thomas Hayslip on board as an executive producer.

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Source: Variety

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.