In the Variety piece, Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich says a new date would be shared soon, and that the studio is eyeing a nontraditional global roll out. This means it could open in other markets first. There’s also a chance it could become available online for stream ing.
Some theaters in the United States are open, and movies are still being released, but none are as high-profile as Tenet. Over this last weekend, the film Relic brought in just $117,500. Since it’s debut on July 3, it has grossed $825,568 in the domestic box office. The Wretched, which opened on May 1, has brought in $1,736,313 domestically, with an additional $660,861 internationally, for a total of $2,397,174. The re-release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back brought in $674,620 since opening on July 10.
Tenet‘s delay could lead to more studio’s moving release dates. Disney’s Mulan is the next big release on the way with a current date of August 21.