Sunday Update: As expected, Warner Bros’ re-release of Christopher Nolan
had a blast in China on Sunday, grossing $2.85M. That gives the 2014 saga bragging rights to the Middle Kingdom’s biggest single day and highest ‘opening’ day gross since cinemas in low-risk areas resumed operations on July 20. At about $7.6M, Sunday was also the highest grossing day overall in the market post-covid closures and contributed to a three-day weekend that was worth $17.6M across all titles.Interstellar
’s original run in China grossed $122M, and the reception on the re-release is a good sign for Nolan’s Tenet
which starts rolling out internationally on August 26. A China date has yet to be confirmed, though the timing could line up.
was shot with IMAX cameras and this weekend’s China tally includes $660K from the large format. The film played on 461 IMAX screens which also accounted