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Old 03-13-20, 11:57 AM
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Seems like a film like New Mutants would actually do better now with no competition rather than saving it for a crowded period.
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Hopefully Onward will be in theaters for the next month or two since I missed it last weekend.
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I hope the Coronavirus doesnít affect the shoot of Uncharted. Iíd hate to see that well oiled machine get delayed.

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Originally Posted by Dan
Stop being logical, Jay.
I get that complaint a lot.
Old 03-13-20, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JeremyM
Seems like a film like New Mutants would actually do better now with no competition rather than saving it for a crowded period.
On the flip side, if Disney doesn't think people will brave the pandemic to see Mulan, why would they think anyone would risk COVID-19 to see New Mutants?

This is one of those rare situations where the phrase "better than nothing" isn't true. If the choices are "risk COVID-19 to see New Mutants" or "just stay home because there's no other movies out," the latter is likely to win out for most. They'd choose the "nothing" option, because they're choosing their health over seeing a new movie in theaters.

Streaming services are also going to see an uptick in watching, regardless of what they have, because it's the less risk option compared to going out. The new Disney+ film Stargirl is likely to get a lot more views this weekend than it probably otherwise was.
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Disney is shutting down multiple productions over the coronavirus pandemic.

Those films include The Little Mermaid, which was going to begin shooting in London next week, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, Home Alone, The Last Duel, and Nightmare Alley. Peter Pan & Wendy and Shrunk, both in pre-production, are being shut down as well.
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
On the flip side, if Disney doesn't think people will brave the pandemic to see Mulan, why would they think anyone would risk COVID-19 to see New Mutants?

This is one of those rare situations where the phrase "better than nothing" isn't true. If the choices are "risk COVID-19 to see New Mutants" or "just stay home because there's no other movies out," the latter is likely to win out for most. They'd choose the "nothing" option, because they're choosing their health over seeing a new movie in theaters.

Streaming services are also going to see an uptick in watching, regardless of what they have, because it's the less risk option compared to going out. The new Disney+ film Stargirl is likely to get a lot more views this weekend than it probably otherwise was.
So far, and it's obviously early, but grosses have followed their normal pattern, more or less. That will change as this thing deepens, obviously, so you are probably right.
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AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas are taking steps to protect customers in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

The companies have announced new "social distancing" measures. Starting March 14, AMC says they will reduce how many seats will be sold at any given screening by 50 percent. So in an auditorium with 500 seats, AMC will cap sales at 250 tickets. Regal says they're doing the same.
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
And when the rest of the audience confirms what the other guy claimed?
You are not sick! You are perfectly healthy and some paranoid asshole is accusing you of being sick.
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You are not sick! You are perfectly healthy and some paranoid asshole is accusing you of being sick.
Except everyone else heard you coughing, apparently hard enough to chase someone away. So either you're the asshole trying to hide your illness now that an usher is here, risking exposing everyone around you because you selfishly want to see a movie, or you're the asshole who faked being sick, freaking out a bunch of innocent strangers, just because you wouldn't ask a guy to move.
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
I get that complaint a lot.
Do people tell you to stop being so humble too?
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Well I don’t think I’ll stop worrying about not getting to see Braveheart on the big screen until I’m in the theater on the 22nd.
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Disney is putting Frozen 2 on Disney+ this Sunday, 3 months early.

https://deadline.com/2020/03/frozen-...ed-1202883148/
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Well I donít think Iíll stop worrying about not getting to see Braveheart on the big screen until Iím in the theater on the 22nd.
This is the most ďyouĒ statement ever.
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Do people tell you to stop being so humble too?
GODDAMN humble.

Seriously though, when people tell me to stop being so logical, it's typically because they're annoyed with me. I've been called Spock before. Picture the other person as Bones.
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Couple of the independent theaters in my area are closing for at least a few weeks.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Well I donít think Iíll stop worrying about not getting to see Braveheart on the big screen until Iím in the theater on the 22nd.
Worrying?
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I already bought my ticket for the Fathom Events screening on March 22nd and I hope it's not cancelled.
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Why do you need to worry? You’ll get your money back if it’s cancelled. There’s more important things going on.
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It's a very big deal to me since I was too young in 1995 to see it in theaters. I'm afraid it could be cancelled and not rescheduled.
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Afraid? Doesn’t sound like something someone with a lot of T would say!
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Originally Posted by bluetoast
Couple of the independent theaters in my area are closing for at least a few weeks.
A local independent theater here just announced its shutting down indefinitely.
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The box office definitely crashed yesterday. The new offerings weren't going to be huge draws, but the holdovers sunk more than normal patterns as well.
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The stat that jumped out to me was that it will likely be the lowest performing wknd since 98... incredible. That said, I'm hoping to catch Invisible Man and Onward next wk... wknight evenings will most likely have a handful of people...which sounds perfect to me.
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Originally Posted by JeremyM
The box office definitely crashed yesterday. The new offerings weren't going to be huge draws, but the holdovers sunk more than normal patterns as well.
I was checking the seating on various shows at a local theater (I'd go through buying tickets online and see what seats were available) and the only film that was regularly drawing a crowd (over ten people) was "I Still Believe", the Christian film; however, for the last show of the night, -around 10 pm, -only one person was in the room.

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