Box Office: Why Blockbusters Like ‘Tenet,’ ‘Top Gun’ And ‘Soul’ Have Yet To Be Delayed By Coronavirus
We got word yesterday that Warner Bros. was delaying nearly its entire summer movie slate. While Scoob (originally slated for May 15), In the Heights (June 26) and Malignant (August 14) will open theatrically at a time-to-be-determined, Wonder Woman 1984 has been officially delayed from June 5 to August 14. Oddly enough, Chris Nolan’s $200 million sci-fi actioner Tenet, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, has thus far maintained its intended July 17 opening weekend. It is one of a handful of potentially “big” movies that has yet to vacate its planned theatrical release date, arguably because it’s hoping that it won’t have to.
While most of the (presumably) biggest summer 2020 offerings are no longer slated to open as intended, although Wonder Woman 1984’s new release date still qualifies it as a summer movie, there are a few holdouts that are still technically scheduled to open in May, June and July. Along with DC Films’ Wonder Woman sequel, Marvel’s Black Widow is no longer opening on May 1, Spiral: From the Book of Saw is no longer opening on May 15, F9: The Fast Saga is no longer opening on May 22 and Illumination’s Minions 2: The Rise of Gru is no longer slated for July 3. So, what’s left among the potential summer biggies?