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'Tenet' and 'New Mutants' aren't enough to get US audience back to movie theaters
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Despite more than three-quarters of the country's movie theaters opening back up amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. audiences are not flocking back to the theater the way some would hope.
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Despite the days of wondering when, or if, new movies will hit the theaters being behind us, it seems many studios' worst fears of their movies not being enough of a draw to make people risk going to the theater are becoming a reality.
The biggest movies continue to limp along. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.’ “Tenet” earned $4.7 million in its third weekend from nearly 2,930 locations, Disney’s “The New Mutants” added $1.6 million in its fourth weekend, “Unhinged” brought in $1.3 million and Sony’s rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery” picked up an additional $800,000 in its second frame.
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And newcomers aren’t faring any better. The faith-based “Infidel,” which stars Jim Caviezel, did the best with $1.5 million from just over 1,700 theaters.
This weekend also saw the limited release of two adult dramas, IFC’s “The Nest,” with Jude Law and Carrie Coon, and Bleecker Street’s “The Secrets We Keep,” with Noomi Rapace. Both played in under 500 theaters across the country and neither got much more than $200 per location. “The Nest” earned an estimated $62,000 from 301 locations and “The Secrets We Keep” brought in just under $90,000 from 471 theaters.