Christopher Nolan Defends ‘Tenet’ Box Office Results
Box office results for “Tenet,” Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic that was unveiled amid a pandemic, have been heavily scrutinized in the weeks since its release.
The film has grossed nearly $350 million globally in two months — prompting debates of whether that’s a disappointing or decent figure during the coronavirus crisis.Nolan, speaking to the Los Angeles Times to promote film critic Tom Shone’s new book “The Nolan Variations,” says he is “thrilled” by ticket sales for “Tenet.”“Warner Bros.
released ‘Tenet,’ and I’m thrilled that it has made almost $350 million,” Nolan said.
However, he expressed concern that other studios haven’t been nearly as enthusiastic.
Pandemic or not, “Tenet” fell short of expectations in North America and did little to assure Hollywood that people were ready to return to the movies.
In the weeks following its debut, almost every major movie set for 2020 — with the exception of “Wonder Woman 1984,
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