According to studio estimates on Sunday, the Warner Bros. movie “Denet” grossed $ 35.3 million in 54 overseas markets. Globally, the film, led by John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, has grossed just over M250 million.
“There is no doubt that this is an extraordinarily challenging market, especially for North America,” said Paul Tergarapedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “It will come out slowly. It will take some time.”
The country’s largest chains have been open for about a month after being closed for nearly six months due to epidemics and a lack of new releases. But since the reopening with the promise of improved security measures and new blockbusters, they have not received the infusion of business they had hoped for. However, it is a warning that indoor theaters are not yet open in the country’s two largest markets, New York and Los Angeles.
North American revenue does not guarantee studios with theatrical releases on the horizon. Christopher Nolan’s “Denet” has grossed only $ 1.36.1 million in North American theaters to date. Performance has led some studios to push releases further, and some wonder if some will follow suit. The next big release on the calendar is Disney and Marvel’s “Black Widow” on November 6th.
“It’s only natural that we’re going to see release date changes for many films,” Tergrapetian said. “This is a very unpredictable market.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.