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'The War with Grandpa' is number one at pandemic-weakened box office

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101 Studios(LOS ANGELES) — With in-theater movie releases still few and far between amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the weekly box office remained pretty quiet this weekend.

This weekend’s new release, The War with Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro, managed to rake in $3.6 million and claim the number-one spot from Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.

Tenet, now in its sixth weekend of release in the U.S., brought in $2.1 million for a domestic total of $48.3 million. Overseas, it’s fared far better with a total of $275 million, according to Warner Bros. It’s global total is now $323.3 million.

Meanwhile, according to Deadline, European theater owners who are starved for new content aren’t too happy that Disney has decided to release Soul exclusively on Disney+ on December 25.

“The vast majority of cinemas across Europe and indeed many regions of the World are now open and able to offer a safe and enjoyable return for audiences. Cinema operators have invested massively in offering the safest possible experience to their audiences on the basis of a promising schedule of new film releases,” the International Union of Cinemas says in a statement. “Yet again, however, they find a distributor delivering another blow.”

Deadline reports Soul will get a theatrical release in the offshore markets where Disney+ isn’t available. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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