Christopher Nolan’s recent film, espionage thriller Tenet, is on its way to collect 100 million dollars internationally (outside North America) according to Variety. Despite fewer theatres being opened, low attendance and social distancing due to the pandemic, the film has still managed to earn the amount.
However, Tenet is made on 200 million dollars. Hence, it needs more than double the amount to recover the money. While Nolan is known for his blockbusters that have earned over one billion dollars in a couple of cases, this time the pandemic poses a challenge.
The film includes a concept called inversion, which Nolan and actors have confirmed is not time-travel. In fact, it is a way of communication with the future. John David Washington’s lead character, called The Protagonist, is supposed to save the world from World War III. It is not Armageddon the world is facing, the promos say, but something worse.
Tenet is running in numerous countries currently. It has scored 74 per cent at Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus reads, “A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production.”