Senior HTF Member
- Apr 19, 2000
But again: the risk is lower for the movies under discussion.Absolutely but it needed to make $600 million to turn a profit and that's the kind of ridiculous amount of money that alot of these tentpole movies need to make so if Tenet didn't come close to that kind of money, I can see how studios would be very hesitant to release a movie and risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars.
IMO, "Tenet" is easily the basement for box office related to the movies we're talking about here.
It came out pretty quickly after theaters reopened and it lacked the "sellability" of "Black Widow" or "NTtD".
Honestly, at this point, I think it's a given that these movies will never approach the receipts expected when made, and as I've said, it may be years before the situation returns to prior norms - if ever. If theaters collapse between now and "normal time", those $100m+ weekends are gone and nothing's making $600m US again.
Put out "NTtD" in November, make $100m US total and $300m+ overseas, give US theaters a shot in the arm, hope for better days.
Keeping these movies on the shelves and putting them all out in 2022 after AMC, Regal and the others have shuttered seems like the worst solution.
No one wants to lose money on movies, but sometimes you gotta lose the battle to win the war.