Theaters continue to limp along as not much has changed at the domestic box office. Tenet was again in first place earning an estimated $4.7 million, down 29.9% from the previous weekend.
The film has spent three weeks in released earning just $36.1 million domestically. Internationally, the story is much different as it has crossed the $200 million mark and now stands at $203 million at the foreign box office. Worldwide, the film has earned $239.1 million.
In second place was The New Mutants which held on to the position with an estimated $1.6 million, down 23.4% from the previous weekend. Domestically, the film has earned $17.7 million after four weeks.
Internationally, things aren’t much better for the film as it has earned $17.3 million at the foreign box office. That brings the worldwide total to a little over $35 million.
With an estimated budget of $67 to $80 million, things aren’t dire for the film but one wonders if it’d have done better with a video-on-demand run instead. Even if just 1 million individuals paid $30, it’d be a net gain as Disney would not have had to split earnings with theaters.
In third place was a new film Infidel which brought in $1.5 million.
Unhinged dropped from third to fourth with $1.3 million domestically, down 14.3%. That brings the films’ domestic earnings to $15.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run with $210,000 after six weeks. That film has brought in $4.2 million total domestically.
The 11 films out brought in just under $9.8 million at the domestic box office for the weekend. It’s hard to see how theaters can continue if the demand doesn’t pick up.