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World Box Office Figures 28th - 30th August 2020: Tenet is the top new film of the weekend beating out any film since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Robert Hyde

The Eight Hundred
The film billed as the saviour of cinema for many weeks and months has finally been released as Christopher Nolan's much anticipated Tenet is seen across much of the world with a debut inside the global top 5.

The movies release is the first sign that cinemas are starting to open across the globe albeit with social distancing and mandatory mask wearing in many territories.

The top movie of the week is still The Eight Hundred but there are also new releases from The New Mutants, and missing out on a debut on the top 5 Bill And Ted Face The Music, although there is a good reason for that!

Here is the top 5 global movies for weekend 28th - 30th August 2020.

The Eight Hundred

The Chinese movie has done massive numbers in its native territory and this weekend remains at the top of the global box office with a take of $161 Million.

This brings the movies total global gross to $277 Million after 3 weeks of release and may soon to become the top movie globally of 2020.



The world has waited a long time, not only for this new movie from Christopher Nolan which has been delayed a couple of time but for a movie which audiences can get excited about since cinemas closed in the middle of March die to the coronavirus pandemic.

With many countries, especially America, still not opening cinema doors, and with many countries having limited capacity the movies total box office gross is lower than could have been, the movie took $53.6 Million and there is no way of telling at the moment if thats good or bad!

As more countries open and cinemas relax their limited capacity even more this movie could hang around for a while, even if Warner Bros. decide to release it onto streaming quite quick.

Love You Forever

With the Chinese cinema open more than most other countries its no surprise that films from their box office are doing well.

Moving to number 3 this week is this love story which takes $9.9 Million over the weekend taking its total gross to $60.5 Million.

The New Mutants

The X-Men universe movie has had a troubles time with release dates, originally scheduled for a 2018 release then delayed, then hit with more delays due to the COVID-19 closures, but its finally made it to cinemas and enters the global box office at number 4 with just under $10 Million.

Like fellow new entry Tenet the movie got released in a handful of cinemas and is still yet to be released in much of the world, so expect a growing gross over the coming weeks, although a Disney+ release can be expected soon.


Pixars latest movie falls to number 4 this weekend with $6 Million giving the movie a global gross of $141 Million over 25 weeks of release.

This weeks top 10 World Box Office films

  1. The Eight Hundred - $161,230,914
  2. Tenet - $53,600,000
  3. Love You Forever - $9,900,000
  4. The New Mutants - $9,789,847
  5. Little Women - $4,700,168
  6. Onward - $4,024,923
  7. Inception - $2,928,118
  8. Unhinged - $2,896,098
  9. Yarn - $1,805,746
  10. Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur - $1,766,492
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