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  1. Hamilton also has the benefit of being a cultural phenomenon that didn’t need streaming revenue to make back its production budget. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I think there’s a psychological component. Going out to a movie may cost as much or more than a VOD purchase/rental, but there are two things theaters offer that watching from home does not: a night outside the house and a higher quality viewing experience. Dropping $30.00 to $50.00 for an experience is more digestible than spending it on convenience. Especially when one can go without the convenience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8276207/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Jodie-Cromer-sweet-playing-Miss-Honey-Matilda.html “It's the big screen or nothing for Bond. The picture certainly won't be launched on a computer screen or an iPhone. 'If it has to wait till next year then so be it,' I was told by a close source. 'There are hundreds of millions of dollars involved here. Release it when audiences feel safe to return. But it's a nerve-racking call.' Meanwhile I'm hearing good things (as you would, I guess) from the tiny number of people lucky enough to have been allowed to see it.”
  4. Ha. Overreact much? It’s on track to be or match the biggest opening weekend for a Bond film. If it performs exactly like Skyfall then it’s a huge success. Bond films don’t open huge but they can have amazing multipliers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Casino Royale and Skyfall had amazing legs. With NTTD’s similar critical acclaim, I wouldn’t underestimate its potential performance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Could Sunday be higher, given the holiday? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This hard... OHMSS, CR & TSWLM My favorite is TLD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. To be fair, a marketing campaign was never attached to two of those previously announced release dates. But you bring up a good point about cash flow. I have to imagine that everyone involved (including MGM’s debt holders) see the logic and necessity in delaying NTTD theatrical release. There’s not really any good options, even with paid digital downloads, that can replace theater revenue. Assuming that advertising costs for the biggest films would stay the same for VOD, it’s cheaper than ever for studios to release films theatrically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. There’s two ways a decision like this could go: It’s a great success for Disney that brings the rapid decline of theaters or it’s a moderate success that pushes theater owners to push back on Disney’s draconian rules for showcasing their films. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Maybe, but everyone is in the same position. With theme parks, movie theaters and current productions all shut down is Disney or Universal in any better position than MGM right now? If MGM’s plan is to use NTTD as leverage for a sale then sitting on a billion dollar earner with hundreds of millions in downstream media potential makes sense when it’s your only blockbuster. Unlike Disney and Uni, MGM isn’t juggling $100m+ loans for a half dozen (or more) unreleased films. Given worldwide events, January - March 2021 may be just as viable as April 2020 (pandemic notwithstanding) if NTTD has to move again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Maybe, but everyone is in the same position. With theme parks, movie theaters and current productions all shut down is Disney or Universal in any better position than MGM right now? If MGM’s plan is to use NTTD as leverage for a sale then sitting on a billion dollar earner with hundreds of millions in downstream media potential makes sense when it’s your only blockbuster. Unlike Disney and Uni, MGM isn’t juggling $100m+ loans for a half dozen (or more) unreleased films. Given worldwide events, January - March 2021 may be just as viable as April 2020 (pandemic notwithstanding) if NTTD has to move again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Different budgets and box office expectations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1126853-disney-halts-production-on-all-live-action-projects Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Maybe by late summer we’ll know whether NTTD has a shot at being the only billion dollar film in 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. NTTD may have a shot at being the only billion dollar film of 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. What about the rest of world? China is a major market but it’s only one of several that are grappling with COVID-19. The Chinese have been fighting this thing since November of 2019, and are just now starting to recover. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Unfortunately, MGM and EON's decision to move NTTD's release is looking more prophetic and wise by the day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. No, I didn’t know what you were trying to say. It helps to actually just say what you mean like you did in the above post. You don’t know that there won’t be a mass quarantine or restrictions of public gatherings. The Chinese quarantined 50 million people for a couple of months so the scenario you say won’t happen did happen for one major country. It doesn’t take a 28 Days Later-style quarantine to cripple an economy or stop teenagers from going to the movies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Whether or not we trust in the science, the fact is that the way in which governments and business are combating the spread of COVID-19 is impacting the entertainment business. The emergency response will continue to affect the entertainment business through the next several months. So, studios will have to adjust. It’s simply a practical matter. Also, don’t take offense, but to shrug your shoulders at the possible deaths of the young and old and sick is inhuman. Swap in Black or Jew as demographic descriptors to really hear how absurd your statement sounds. The responsibility of government is to save lives and that’s what they’re trying to do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Die Another Day is the exception with a release date of November 22nd, 2002. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Oh, I’m sure. Having it open over the Thanksgiving Holiday also helps. Now an $88-90m opening looks more like a possible $100m Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. We’re on the same page. They did the smart thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. https://www.mi6-hq.com/news/extra-time-for-no-time-to-die-tinkering-200306?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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