July 27, 2020
Warner Bros. July 27 disclosed the tentative Sept. 3 re-scheduled theatrical release of Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller Tenet, starring Robert Pattinson and John David Washington. The film is launching next month in 70 international territories.
The movie, along with Disney’s live-action Mulan, has been widely considered the studios and exhibitors’ path back to some normalcy at a domestic box office ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns. Tenet was originally slated for July 15 and then continually delayed due to surges in virus infections across the country. Influx of new content into theaters would then follow with fresh home entertainment titles on digital and packaged media.
Myriad studio titles previously earmarked for theatrical release have either been postponed to next year, indefinitely or re-directed to premium video-on-demand.
The Tenet international release slate includes:
- Aug. 26 — Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
- Aug. 27 — in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
- Aug. 28 — East Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Vietnam; Sept. 3 in the U.S., Kuwait and Qatar.
- Sept. 10 — Azerbaijan, CIS Others, Kazakhstan, Russia;
- Sept. 17 — Cyprus
- Sept. 18 — Japan.
Release dates for Latin America and China remain undisclosed.