After Coronavirus Shuts Down Movie Theaters, Studios Face Release Calendar Pileup

  • Variety
After Coronavirus Shuts Down Movie Theaters, Studios Face Release Calendar Pileup
Even under the best circumstances, Hollywood studios and exhibitors were concerned about how the 2020 box office would stack up in a year with decidedly less sure-fire hits. But now that movie theaters across the country have begun dimming their marquee lights for an indefinite period of time to help contain the spread of coronavirus, the industry is left with a confusing picture of when — and at what scale — Americans will return to multiplexes again.

Already, Disney’s “Black Widow,” “Mulan” and “The New Mutants,” as well as Universal’s “Fast & Furious” installment “F9,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” sequel and MGM’s James Bond adventure “No Time to Die” have been postponed. More movies could be impacted if theaters are closed longer than expected. But there are looming concerns about where to move these films without impacting fall and winter release schedules.

After the world emerges from this unprecedented crisis and theaters slowly reopen,
See full article at Variety »

Similar News


Recently Viewed