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  1. Was going to say, my IMAX show last night was full of old people. Old people are definitely coming out for it, and we know they historically don' rush out first week so it bodes well for the legs.
  2. Monday is also Canadian Thanksgiving, a Canada-wide holiday. So that could have a slight impact on Sunday's hold as well...
  3. My local Cineplex here in Ottawa, Canada has Bond showing on IMAX tonight, so yes, at least some of Canada has these early shows as well.
  4. Apparently most Federal employees will be observing this holiday today, June 18th, since the actual holiday is on a Saturday. However, I wouldn't expect a huge boost. Since it was so last minute, mostly only Fed employees will have it off and no one else would have thought to taken it off since it was very, very last minute. In future years though, the holiday could have an impact for sure.
  5. Most of Canada isn't open yet for theatres, so that needs to be taken into account as well. I live in the largest province, Ontario (14+ million population), and not a single theatre is allowed to be open here. If Canada had all it's theatre's open, that alone would have pushed this above 50 million. The Box Office is well on the road to recovery, but we all have to remember that plenty of restrictions still exist in places throughout North America. We don't expect theatres to be open here until July.
  6. In a normal marketplace, that would make sense. But it doesn't make sense for any big films to move forward. A film in July/August is much better placed than one in early May simply because more people will be vaccinated by then. The US just hit a record 4 million vaccinations in one day this week, however there are still hundreds of millions of people who need to be vaccinated still. Less than 100 million out of 330 million have been fully vaccinated. 3-4 months will make a much bigger different than just 1 month.
  7. There are a couple of differences here though. Firstly, people are already paying $8.99/month for Disney+, making an additional $30 fee a hard pill for many to swallow. Families are exactly the ones who are struggling most during this pandemic. I'm not sure I agree with the argument that they are going to find $30 a reasonable price, especially when Disney has already announced the film will be free come Dec 4th. The thing about streaming is, there are a million other options. Why not watch those options in the meantime and wait to watch Mulan for free? Final
  8. Yes, this is what the real problem is. The fact of the matter is that Tenet probably made 10-12 million over the Fri/Sat/Sun period this weekend. That is what is so concerning here.
  9. Oh wow. Having already seen the film, I did not realize that character was played by Aaron until you just said this! He looks so different from his Kick-Ass days!
  10. Counter-point - the competition here was fierce. It was competing with people's sense of safety and health.
  11. You can't just account for # of theatres/percentage, but also have to consider the location of those theatres. Not all theatres bring in remotely the same PTA. Those other 30% of theatres where it didn't open are in huge markets like NY/LA/San Fran, etc. The large city theatres also have a higher ticket price (as much as $20-25 per ticket in NY), which also increases those theatres PTAs. They probably would have accounted for more than 30% of total gross.
  12. more from Deadline. Your 5-6 million seems about right, which makes the US numbers + previews even weaker We heard that Tenet was No. 1 in Canada last weekend, some estimating that the movie made around $2.5M.
  13. 20.2 million with 3 days domestic + 3 days of previews, + last weekend in Canada is not very good at all. At to be clear, I do believe this has everything to do with the pandemic and not with the movie itself. I'd imagine there are some conversations about WW84 going on right about now...
  14. Deadline says 20.2 million, no specifics yet... https://deadline.com/2020/09/tenet-opening-weekend-box-office-1234571662/
  15. To be fair, $30 to stream a movie at home is an outrageous price. I think it has more to do with that then demand for the movie itself. Someone like myself (single), who wanted to see it in theatres, is not going to pay $30 to watch it alone in my house, when seeing it in theatres would have cost me less than half that.
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