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'Tenet' may have had a sad theatrical release, but that doesn't mean we don't want to watch it. Here's how you can stream the highly anticipated movie.

Here’s where you can stream Christopher Nolan’s movie ‘Tenet’

Good news, fellow film fanatics! Tenet, one of the most anticipated movies released in 2020 and directed by auteur mastermind Christopher Nolan, will soon be available to stream in the comfort & safety of your own homes. 

While Nolan is used to releasing blockbuster hits, Tenet didn’t quite garner as much success as his other films at the box office. The film’s disappointing numbers, however, were a product of external reasons completely out of anyone’s control. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many businesses all around the world have been impacted in some way especially the film & movie theater industry. 

Plenty of movies slated for release this year were either postponed or released immediately onto streaming services due to the pandemic. The team behind Tenet, however, was adamant to make sure audiences had the chance to watch their film on the big screen. 

Christopher Nolan emphasized the importance of his films having a theatrical release over simply making it available on personal digital devices:

The reason I don’t [put them in that form] is because it’s put into these big theaters as its primary form, or its initial distribution. And the experience trickles down, to the extent where, if you have an iPad and you’re watching a movie, you carry with you the knowledge and your understanding of what that cinematic experience would be and you extrapolate that.”

Dismal box office outcome 

Since the film was released in August, right in the heart of the pandemic, the sales only grossed a total of $53.8 million at the domestic box office compared to the movie’s $200 million budget – not a circumstance Christopher Nolan and his usual collaborators are familiar with. 

However, Nolan himself didn’t seem too pessimistic about the box office results, confirming he was actually “very pleased”. 

“I am worried that the studios are drawing the wrong conclusions from our release –  that rather than looking at where the film has worked well and how that can provide them with much needed revenue, they’re looking at where it hasn’t lived up to pre-COVID expectations and will start using that as an excuse to make exhibition take all the losses from the pandemic instead of getting in the game and adapting.”

Tenet also holds a solid 71% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s clear that most of the blame for the film’s overall low ticket sales stem from the global pandemic. 

How can you watch the movie? 

Whether you’ve already seen Tenet and are looking to rewatch, or if you missed it in theaters and have been waiting to finally watch it in the safety of your home, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the newest update confirming where & when you can watch the action-thriller flick. 

The digital release date has been scheduled for December 15, 2020. Many sites are already offering an option to pre-order the movie in HD for $19.99. Simply head over to your preferred service like Amazon, Apple, Vudu, or Youtube to have the film ready to stream in your library right on the dot on Dec. 15. 

If you’d prefer a physical edition, the options would be a little pricier, with the DVD at $28.98, Blu-ray at $35.99, and the 4k UHD combo pack at $44.95. 

What about Netflix? 

If you’re not willing to pay extra money to watch a movie – especially if you already pay for a multitude of subscription services such as Netflix or Hulu – there still lies some hope for you to stream Tenet

There’s a high possibility that Tenet may eventually be available to stream on HBO Max. Since the owner of Warner Bros (the company that picked up the film) also owns HBO, it’s very likely that the film may land in the HBO Max library one day. However, Warner Bros has yet to comment on this theory, possibly to rack up as many sales as they can in digital & physical edition purchases. 

Many of Christopher Nolan’s past films can also be found on other streaming services such as Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix, so there still remains a small chance Tenet may show up there one day. Regardless, Tenet will definitely take some time to surface on streaming sites. So if you’re itching to watch the film ASAP, we recommend you just purchase the film and end the indefinite waiting period. 

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