22nd May 2020
Warner Bros. release a new trailer for their tentpole film Tenet which is directed by Christopher Nolan, the film is currently set for a July 17th release.
The movie looks like a fantastic sci-fi movie in the typical Christopher Nolan vein of through provoking and head scratching excellence, the movie stars a whole host of big names like John David Washingtonm, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh and of course Michael Caine.
With cinemas currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic there is no decision yet on when they will reopen, so although there is no change of release Warner Bros. may yet move it to later in the year.
This will be a shame as the cinema chains are in some ways waiting for a big blockbuster before reopeneing, although at the moment local authorities are looking at how people can social distance inside a movie theatre before allowing them to open their box office again.
If the movie does get released it will kick off the movie season with Wonder Woman 1984, Mulan, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run and Bill And Ted Face The Music following close on its heels .
There is still doubt if the public will 'risk' going to the cinema when things first start opening up again but Tenet is currently set to be the first test things out.
Still enjoy the trailer as its the first sight of a new film we've had in a while.
21st May 2020
There is still no official box office numbers getting released but with many drive-in cinemas across America open and reporting numbers horror movie The Wretched spends a third week at the top of the US cinema chart.
Here is the top 5 films in America this weekend
Spending a third weekend at the top this horror film from directors Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce took $85K from its drive-in showings to bring its total gross in the US to nearly $300K.
Starring Beanie Feldstein this comedy movie stays at number 2 this weekend for a second week taking $36K for a total gross of $55K.
This is kind of the highest new entry of the week although it was released in 2018!
The documentary feature directed by Cassidy Friedman takes $4k over the weekend, the film wisely taking advantage of the lack of new films at the cinema.
This animated feature from May of 2019 spends its second week on the box office (of sorts) taking $1.5K on its second weekend pushing its total to $4K.
With a take of $55 this drama directed by Giuseppe Capotondi spends its fourth weekend on the box office, it has now taken $40K.
We know under normal circumstances the American box office would have been far different than this but its fun to take a look at what is happening across the county with the movie industry until we get more theatres opening.
At the moment the studios are hoping that will be by July when Warner Bros. have their big tentpole picture Tenet directed by Christopher Nolan opening.