Black Widow at the Box Office!

Discussion in 'Black Widow' started by psylockolussus, Aug 14, 2019.

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Poll closed Apr 24, 2020.
  1. $600 million or less

    22.6%
  2. $700 million to 799

    19.4%
  3. $800 million to 899

    22.6%
  4. $900 million to 999

    16.1%
  5. $1 billion or more!

    19.4%
  6. $300 million or more (North America)

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  7. $250 million to 299 (North America)

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  8. $200 million to 249 (North America)

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  9. $175 million to 199 (North America)

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  10. $150 million to 174 (North America)

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  11. $149 million or less

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  1. Ctfxcwatcher Registered

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    I saw that this is the most anticipated Hollywood film in China this year. Hopefully everything is back to normal by November. I can't wait to see how much it does over there. If it's really great I'm thinking 200million+
     
  2. NotNickFury Registered

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    There's not going to be a "normal" when it comes to going back to the movies- at the very least not this year.
     
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  3. Mysteryman Registered

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    So, we just write off the rest of the movie year?
     
  4. NHawk19 insert witty comment

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    Pretty much. And we have to look for future change.

    The question is going to become: What permanent changes will be made as a result of the pandemic and lockdown? So are seats in theaters going to be spaced farther apart? As a result will fewer non-tentpole films get space at theaters so more time and space can be devoted to the big earners? Will people go back? Will a home VOD simultaneous release become the norm? What will that cost? How will theater's react to it? Because it's easier for studios to distribute and they make more money per view, but theaters suffer.

    This movie has a pretty high anticipation level. While not End Game level anticipation it has enough, so it may set the tone for what comes in the future. Disney is burning through capital right now though. They need this film to generate revenue. We all know Marvel films generate good returns. So it will be interesting to see what they do next. One thing is for certain though it will not go to Disney+ right away, as Disney+ is now. I would not think it out of the question though for Disney+ to add a module where you can rent for an additional fee in theater releases. That way they increase subscribers, and get a bigger chunk of revenue from rentals. Probably 100% since it's their platform. This will mean even if fewer "tickets" are sold they still get good profits, since normally they sacrifice 50% +/- to theaters for distribution. Theaters will suffer for it though and take it up as an issue.

    No matter what happens though there will be a ton of people watching the results and reaction to this film, because it comes with a built in MCU following which is about as close to a sure thing as you can get.
     
  5. Mysteryman Registered

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    If Disney were to offer a rental option for its theatrical releases wouldnt theater owners be upset?
     
  6. NHawk19 insert witty comment

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    I'm sure they would be because they'll hurt them like I outlined. But if Disney determines this is the way forward they will do what's in their best interest.
     

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