China’s movie theaters are continuing a slow recovery but got a good boost on Sunday from the rerelease of Warner Bros.
’ Christopher Nolan
,” which made $2.85 million to set a new single-day high for the country’s box office since cinemas started reopening after months of Covid-19 closures. The $2.85 million total topples the $2.4 million opening day total earned in Korea by the “Train to Busan
” sequel “Peninsula
” three weeks ago. The total includes $660,000 from 461 IMAX screens, a format that will be significantly promoted for “Tenet
.” Overall weekend numbers are still a small fraction of what is usually seen from the lucrative box office market, settling at just $17.6 million for the entire weekend. Approximately 60% of the nation’s theaters were open this weekend with varying capacity limits and other social distancing measures in place. But the performance of the 2014 “Interstellar
” is encouraging for Warner Bros. as it tries to