The low end of the domestic box office projections of Wonder Woman 1984 point to the film having an opening weekend that’s half of what Tenet made. The low end of Wonder Woman 1984 domestic box office projections indicate an opening weekend that may be half of what Tenet made.
After being delayed multiple times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, WW1984 is finally gearing up for release in the U.S. Following its international debut last week, and the highly-anticipated D.C. Extended Universe sequel hits American theaters and HBO Max on Christmas Day.
Early Wonder Woman 1984 reviews have been positive, adding to the excitement surrounding its premiere. There was a point when Wonder Woman 1984 would have challenged box office records, but its commercial prospects are in a very different place now.
Several movie theaters are closed because of the pandemic, and even in areas where they’re open, attendance remains low since new cases continue to surge. Cinemas are still mostly unsafe, which is why Warner Bros. decided to put WW1984 on streaming.
Wonder Woman 1984 Box Office Collection Could Be Half Of Tenet
As a result, the film’s box office projections are a fraction of what they’d be had it come out under normal circumstances. According to Box Office, WW1984 is projected to earn between $10-15 million domestically in its opening weekend.
The low end of those figures are half of what W.B.’s Tenet brought in when it opened in September, $20.2 million.
This holiday’s other new releases are expected to have similarly muted debuts, with News of the World pegged at $3.7 million and Promising Young Woman estimated at $1.7 million. That WW1984 is projected to make less than Tenet isn’t much of a surprise.
It’s releasing in fewer theaters than Tenet, playing in only 40% of U.S. theaters. WW1984 is also streaming on HBO Max simultaneously undoubtedly affected its box office estimates, as many people will likely opt to watch it from the comfort of home.
Of course, that aspect of WW1984’s release will help make up for box office losses, as HBO Max sees a wave of newcomers. The streaming service added 4 million new subscribers this month, shortly after announcing W.B.’s entire 2021 film slate will release on HBO Max the same day as theaters.
Stay tuned to our website for further details and official revelations from the makers of the movie.