'Tenet' has also been released in the UAE. The film will open this week in the US and China.
Christopher Nolan’s thriller Tenet earned more than $53m during its opening weekend in 41 international markets (including 32 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa) on more than 20,000 screens.
The largest opening was led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with $1.47m and the second-largest Hollywood opening in Estonia, where the film was partially shot, earning $ 340,000 over the weekend.
Tenet has also been released in the UAE. The film will open this week in the US and China.
Tenet follows an international spy trying to prevent another world war from breaking out. Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the protagonist journeys through a world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
The international cast of Tenet includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.
Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, was quoted as saying: “Given the unprecedented circumstances of this global release, we know we’re running a marathon, not a sprint, and look forward to long playability for this film globally for many weeks to come.”