It's official: Tenet will be the first major film to hit theaters after the coronavirus outbreak. Although the highly-anticipated movie isn't due to premiere until early September in the US, fans will be able to see the Robert Pattinson flick in UK cinemas this month. Not surprisingly, Tenet is already selling hundreds of tickets and winning at the UK box office even before its release.
According to Variety, ticket sales for Tenet went live in the UK on Tuesday for Vue, which is one of Europe's largest cinema chains. Interestingly, the film was responsible for 60% of ticket sales on Wednesday and is expected to get several showtimes on the opening day alone. For instance, Vue Ocean Terminal theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland has 19 showtimes for the film while the Cineworld in Wolverhampton, England, will feature 29 showtimes, all on opening day.
This isn't exactly a huge surprise since people have been waiting for Tenet for a long time now. Although the movie was supposed to premiere last month, this has been pushed back due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. In addition to that, it is believed that people miss going to the cinemas and enjoying a film in a theater.
There were concerns about Tenet not being released theatrically after Disney decided to skip theaters and release Mulan digitally. However, it looks like Warner Bros. is determined to bring the Christopher Nolan movie to theaters.
Tenet will premiere in UK on August 26. It is then expected to hit US theaters on September 3.
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