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Old 12-03-20, 05:25 PM
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I've never understood how anything made specifically for streaming and only available to watch that way makes a lot of money.
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I suspect this move means that all of the "franchise" movies -- Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Godzilla vs King Kong, Matrix 4, Dune -- will bomb, and what effect will that have on the prospects for further installments? The Monsterverse was already on shaky ground after KOTM.

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Old 12-03-20, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
I've never understood how anything made specifically for streaming and only available to watch that way makes a lot of money.
How does a TV show make money? It's about "ratings," the number of views, and not raw gross revenue. HBO Max is also likely hoping these premieres will attract new subscribers, and retain them.
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Emphasis on "retain."
Old 12-04-20, 09:02 AM
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Emphasis on "retain."
Certainly by releasing these new films on a staggered schedule, likely one a month or so, you'll get people who sign up for WW84, and then likely stay subscribed for the year. After all, $15 is about the price of one movie ticket in some areas, and if you get one new "theatrical" film each month, plus all the other content, why not?
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Old 12-07-20, 07:38 PM
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I posted this on the other WB thread, but Nolan sounds like he and all filmmakers were blindsided by the WB decision to stream everything. I short, they didn’t know and they should wait until vaccines are out and life starts getting back to normal.

https://ew.com/movies/christopher-no...aming-shakeup/
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https://variety.com/2021/film/news/m...ic-1234881304/

Variety is saying to expect some big movies tentatively scheduled to come out in the next few months to be delayed again. Mainly because COVID is not under control, many big cities are still closed and vaccinations are going at a slog's pace.
Old 01-11-21, 05:29 PM
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Morbius has moved to Oct 8! Seems like a good move for that one.
Old 02-22-21, 03:26 PM
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Movie theaters in New York city can finally reopen at 25% capacity






There's hope now that Black Widow can actually stay in it's May release. Now LA it's your turn. New York is a very important market that's been closed for 1 year.

I don't know how many of you here live in or near NYC, but this is good news.
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I don't think there is any way they keep it for May 7th. Mid-summer/early fall at the earliest. But hey, I'd love to be wrong because I want to see it.
Old 02-22-21, 03:31 PM
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25% capacity sounds like a dream come true to me haha

I hate full theaters and I've avoid opening weekend since 2009 (after an incident when watching Transformers 2 in a full theater).
Old 02-22-21, 03:34 PM
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It's just not realistic at all to make any money. Considering how much money the studios get from tickets, I can't believe showings limited to 50 people is enough to pay for the employees and the rent.

I know there is no good alternative but all of these movie studios and the theaters will just have to take a loss on everything for the time being, I guess.
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I heard that the #1 movie in America last weekend was The Croods 2 which made just north of $1M at the Box Office. Congrats?
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I don't think there is any way they keep it for May 7th. Mid-summer/early fall at the earliest. But hey, I'd love to be wrong because I want to see it.
One of my friends from work, who has a buddy who worked on Hawkeye said to me that Disney really wants to get Black Widow out because:

Spoiler:


They are hoping to release Hawkeye in the Fall/early winter because it takes place during that time period and that Black Widow will segue to it.


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One of my friends from work, who has a buddy who worked on Hawkeye said to me that Disney really wants to get Black Widow out because:

Spoiler:


They are hoping to release Hawkeye in the Fall/early winter because it takes place during that time period and that Black Widow will segue to it.



Yea,
Spoiler:
Florence Pugh is supposed to be on Hawkeye. They need to release Black Widow before that comes out.
There were some set photos that showed Renner and Steinfeld during Chinese New Year 2025, so yea... winter time frame.


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So this is what's coming out in the next 2 months starting in March for theaters. I'm sure a lot of these movies will be glad to get some New York city money. So can Raya and the last Dragon play in theaters in New York? The arrangement is for both theaters and Disney + this time, not like Mulan? A lot on this list is small indie films.

My county in CA (Orange) is getting pretty close as well to allowing theaters to reopen.

March 5 (Friday)

Chaos Walking
Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+)
Boogie (Theaters)
My Salinger Year (Theaters)
Pixie (Theaters + VOD)
Son (Theaters + VOD)
Stray (Theaters + VOD)
The Truffle Hunters (Theaters)

March 12 (Friday)


Come True (Theaters + VOD)
Honeydew (Theaters)

March 19 (Friday)

The Courier
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Last Call (Theaters + VOD)

March 26 (Friday)

Six Minutes to Midnight (Theaters)

March 31 (Wednesday)

Godzilla vs. Kong (Theaters + HBO Max)

APRIL 2021

April 2 (Friday)

French Exit (Nationwide)
Nobody
Shiva Baby (Theaters + VOD)

April 9 (Friday)

Voyagers (Nationwide)
Moffie (Theaters + VOD)

April 16 (Friday)

Fatherhood
Mortal Kombat
Monday (Theaters + VOD)

April 23 (Friday)

The Asset (Nationwide)
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^ Mortal Kombat is Theaters + HBO Max.
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Old 03-10-21, 02:07 PM
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https://deadline.com/2021/03/newsom-...ay-1234711580/

Movie theaters in Los Angeles and Orange County allowed to reopen on Saturday.

Hell yes!! Hopefully I'll be able to see Raya and the Last Dragon

and I'll be seeing Godzilla vs King Kong and Mortal Kombat in the theater too.
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With the announcement today that LA movie theaters can open next week (the 19th), I think it's looking pretty good that Black Widow can keep it's May 7th date. Chapek said the other day that Disney fully intends to keep it a theatrical release.

Just looking at the release schedule for wide releases for late April and early May, it's pretty light. I only see Mortal Kombat, The Asset and Black Widow as notable releases.

Seating is going to be limited, but hypothetically, if it's a 15-20 screen theater, they could just have Black Widow take up most of the screens & showings in the day. You can still have the others like Asset, Mortal Kombat and even Godzilla vs King Kong and a few other smaller movies if need be to fill screens. So unlike last Fall, you don't have to rely on filling screens with old movies that no one is going to watch. I think there's enough new movies from March and April to help fill screens come May 7th. And Black Widow can still make money.

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LA county theaters are officially open this week.

Already got a few tickets:

This week: Chaos Walking on Wednesday (yeah I know the reviews aren't great, but I just wanted to see something on reopening day)

and Raya and the Last Dragon Dolby on Friday

on the 31st: Godzilla vs Kong

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"Nobody" has moved up a week, to March 26th.
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https://deadline.com/2021/03/cinewor...ng-1234719255/

Regal Theaters are reopening April 16. But will have a soft reopening April 2 for Godzilla vs Kong


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theatrical release date changes:

•Free Guy on August 13, 2021
•Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3, 2021
•The King’s Man on December 22, 2021
•Deep Water on January 14, 2022
•Death on the Nile on February 11, 2022
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https://deadline.com/2021/03/los-ang...ve-1234724659/

Move theaters in Los Angeles can now move to 50% capacity starting tomorrow as our COVID infections continue to drop.

Just in time for Godzilla vs Kong

CA's COVID positivity rate right now is 1.6%

https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/

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