The New Mutants Rakes $7M on Opening Weekend Box Office

It may have taken several years but The New Mutants has finally premiered in theaters this week despite concerns over COVID-19. Interestingly, the X-Men spin-off did pretty well although there were only a few movie theaters that were open during the weekend. A new report confirms that the Josh Boone flick has raked in $7 million on its opening weekend. reports that The New Mutants manage to earn $7 million from its opening day on Thursday until Saturday. This makes the 20th Century Studios film the biggest earning film since cinemas were closed down in March due to COVID-19.

So what could this mean for the upcoming movies that are set for theatrical release? There are speculations that Tenet might be able to do better than The New Mutants considering that it will open in the UK as well as the US. If so, this could be good news for the future of cinema.

The synopsis for The New Mutants reads as follows:

"In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people's fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities. Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five "patients" come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities."

The New Mutants is currently screening in theaters across the country. Tenet will hit theaters on September 4.

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