"The New Mutants" placed number 2 with an estimated $3.6M
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" launched domestically with $20.2M over the long Labor Day weekend as theaters slowly reopen after being shut almost six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week only three states remained fully closed in terms of movie theaters, namely New York, North Carolina and New Mexico, as New Jersey and Maryland opened. States partially open include California. Overseas, AT&T (T) subsidiary Warner Bros.' movie earned $126M through its first two weekend for a global total of $146.2M. "Tenet" sports a B CinemaScore and an 74% Rotten Tomatoes.
BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: 20th Century and Disney's (DIS) "The New Mutants" placed number 2, with a four-day gross of $3.6M. Behind it was "Unhinged," which earned an estimated $2.2M.
WHAT'S NOTABLE: Disney pulled Mulan from its theatrical release in the U.S., opting instead for a Labor Day release on its Disney+.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
"Tenet" - $20.2M
"The New Mutants" - $3.6M
"Unhinged" - $2.2M
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