Dashboard Shows Ticket Sales Slowly Climbing as More Theaters Re-Open
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As more theaters begin to re-open, Box Office Mojo is illustrating a gradual but steady improvement in box office figures, from their lowest ebb of $5,250 for the week of March 27-April 2, to $30.1 million in overall gross for the week of September 4-10. The top three films for the week ending September 10 were Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated Tenet, which reaped $20.2 million in its opening week, followed by The New Mutants ($4.5 million) and the Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged, which added $2.7 million for the week. Over the past several months, box office tallies were impacted by theater closures, stay-at-home orders, and the cancellation or delay of major U.S. theatrical releases. Prior to the shutdown, the week of January 17-23 was 2020’s best performing week, with more than $245 million worth of tickets sold, coinciding with the release of the year’s highest grossing film so far, Bad Boys for Life.
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