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Tenet Takes the Weekend Box Office with $6.7 million. New Mutants Holds on to Second

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The total weekend box office was under $15 million as theaters are struggling in a COVID world.

Tenet lead the weekend with an estimated $6.7 million down from the $20.2 million from the previous weekend when it opened domestically. The film has now grossed $29.5 million domestically in its second week.

Internationally, the film is up to $177.5 million where it earned about $30.6 million over the weekend. The film has now crossed $207 million worldwide.

The New Mutants held on to second place with an estimated $2.1 million. The previous weekend saw $3 million dollars over three days and $3.7 million over the four day holiday. Domestically, the film has earned $15.3 million which is only slightly more than the $14 million earned so far internationally. Worldwide, the film has earned $29.3 million.

In new films, The Broken Hearts Gallery from Sony opened in fourth place with an estimated $855,000 domestically.

None of the above is good news.

What’s clear is, we’re in weird times and it’s hard to compare what’s going on with anything of the past. Still, the above is not a good sign for the short term future of movie theaters.

The good is, theaters need not worry about overcrowding and becoming major hotspots for the spread of COVID if no one is going.

The bad is that distributors have no reason to release major films which will not earn their costs back. Instead, we’re likely to see a string of nostalgic re-releases, events, and smaller titles fill the gap leaving theaters to struggle further.

With recent changes to release dates of Wonder Woman 1984 and Candyman, it’s clear studios are seeing the writing on the wall and saying it’s not worth it. For as little as theaters are bringing in, they may come to the same conclusion as well.

Tenet Crosses $100 million While New Mutants Tanks

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It still feels very odd to write about the weekend box office in the middle of the pandemic. But, the show must go on.

Tenet was the clear winner for the weekend. The film opened with an estimated $20.2 million domestically in 2,810 theaters.

Internationally, the film added $58.1 million. That brings its overseas total to around $126 million after two weeks. Tenet opened in 40 markets and Canada last weekend.

Mulan opened in nine international markets earning an estimated $5.9 million. The movie also launched on Disney+ early for $30 and it’s unknown currently how many individuals too advantage of that offer so far.

In more comic related films, The New Mutants, the last of the 20th Century X-Men films earned $2.9 million domestically to bring that amount to $11.6 million. It’s estimated to have earned $3.5 million over the long Labor Day weekend. It opened with a little over $7 million the previous weekend resulting in a drop of 59.2% from weekend to weekend.

Internationally, The New Mutants added $4.2 million to its total as it expanded into another 30 markets. The international total is now at $8.5 million for a worldwide total of $20.1 million. With a budget of $67 million, there’s a chance the film may not be a complete disaster by the time its run is over. With a slow release of films, the competition is light and sparse. Word of mouth won’t likely help the film though, it’s currently ranked second-worst of the “X” franchise behind Dark Phoenix on RottenTomatoes.

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web.

CBLDF – Mission: What’s Possible – For those interested in the process of updating and righting the organization.

How to Love Comics – The Groundbreaking Superhero Horror Of New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga – Get the scoop on the comic story that inspired the film.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: When all else fails, LET’S GET BURGERS! – Free comics!

Review

The Beat – Daredevil Annual #1

Daredevil Annual #1

Around the Tubes

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It was a long weekend in the US so Monday’s news was rather quiet. Still, we’ve got some from around the web to kick off your Tuesday. While you start your day, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Comicbook – New Mutants Movie Will Feature Credits by Bill Sienkiewicz – This alone will make it worth seeing the film.

Newsarama – Nicola Scott, John Tyler Christopher Join Hero Initiative’s Pro-Fan Events Line-Up – A great organization. Go and support them!

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: BOYFRIEND OF THE DEAD proves love exists even during an apocalypse – Free comics!

Reviews

The Beat – I Know You Rider
The Beat – Wave, Listen to Me!

The New Mutants Get a New Release Date

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Will we finally get to see The New Mutants on the big screen? Disney is sticking to theaters for the release of the seemingly cursed film and has announced it’ll get a release on August 28. The film has had a string of delays, the latest due to COVID-19.

The movie was initially to be released April 2018 and then was pushed to February 2019. Then it got moved to August 2019. Then Disney bought Fox and it was moved again to April 3, 2020. Then COVID-19 hit.

The film is the last of the Fox produced X-Men films and follows the bomb that was X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The New Mutants was rumored to be released digitally. First rumors swirled it’d debut on Hulu and at one point showed up on Amazon for pre-order.

But… will theaters even be open in August? Las Vegas needs to have a betting line as to when, and how, this film will be released.

Around the Tubes

The New Mutants

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news from around the web.

IGN – The New Mutants: The Demon Bear and Soulsword Explained – For those who want to know a bit about the upcoming film.

Newsarama – Warner Bros. Adapting Kot & Moore’s The New World – Report – Interesting.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Worlds collide in Namesake – Free comics!

The Much Delayed The New Mutants Gets a Trailer

After many delays and speculation, The New Mutants finally has a trailer. The film is the final X-Men movie before the Fox acquisition by Disney.

The New Mutants, based on the classic Marvel Comics series, is an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

The film’s directed by Josh Boone with a screenplay by Boone and Knate Lee. It stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.

The New Mutants is in Theaters April 3, 2020.

Preview: The New Mutants: War Children #1

The New Mutants: War Children #1

(W) Chris Claremont (A/CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $4.99

STRONG AND FREE!

Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worrying about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!

The New Mutants: War Children #1

Enter the World of Dawn of X

The Dawn of X begins to break this October! Spiraling out of the pages of House of X and Powers of X, this tectonic shift in the world of the X-Men will kick start a new era for Marvel’s Mighty Mutants! Now get ready for the mutant revolution with a brand-new trailer for Dawn of X, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

Spearheaded by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu with X-Men #1, the first wave of Dawn of X titles will also include new stories and new line-ups for X-Force, the New Mutants, the Marauders, the Fallen Angels, and Excalibur. How does the world view Homo Superior in the wake of recent events? And will the X-Men still fight to protect even those that hate and fear them? Find out as we usher in a new epoch of X-Men storytelling!

The New Mutants Get Their First Trailer

Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants is 20th Century Fox‘s latest entry into their world of the X-Men. Based on the classic comic series, the movie comes to theaters April 13, 2018.

While there’s been numerous iterations of the team this one features Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Sunspot/Roberto da Costa, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage. The film also features some time X-Man Dr. Cecilia Reyes who is being played by Alice Braga.