Tenet and Mulan Releases in Doubt as New York Delays Reopening Movie Theaters
While New York remains in control of its public health crisis, its governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that movie theaters are one of several businesses that will not be allowed to reopen on a program originally planned. In addition to theaters, gyms, casinos, amusement parks and skin care services will be required to be closed throughout the state. Conversely on the coast, meanwhile, California’s Hollywood markets are reeling from the weight of growth in relation to the public and officials, suspected to openly operate state plans and allowances for various businesses.
With both Mulan And theory At just four weeks away, industry watchers are beginning to suspect that enough theaters will be open to bring such expensive flagship titles to the market. Jeff Bock, an analyst at Exhibitor Relations, says, “We’re out four weeks Mulan, And advertising is required. The absence of New York, possibly the absence of Los Angeles or San Francisco, and increased infection again in Florida are all bad news. “
“I can’t give Disney a choice until things get tapped for the next two weeks, but can do the film again,” he said, indicating his hope that Disney would possibly push the release date forward Mulan, Although others have speculated privately that Mouse House will roll the title onto its streamer, Disney +. CNBC, on Thursday morning, piled on the idea that Disney was getting closer to announcing a major change. Mulan. Raising further doubts on the onset of summer, as we reported yesterday, a new study indicates that nearly half of Americans plan to avoid cinemas when they exit carefully.
While studio and theater owners are moving forward with optimism and the belief that almost all locations will reopen in theaters over the next several weeks, recent trial numbers are alarming. All major series, including AMC, Regal and Cinemark, released plans for their reopening in recent weeks, requiring that filmmakers wear masks.
Concession limits, plexiglass splits at service counters and roadmaps for major chains for reopening also included more frequent and rearranged cleaning and sanitation. In fact, no one really knows the potential risk of transmission of the disease in theaters where people are indoors and in proximity for long periods of time. While all major series have included seating in their plans that will distance filmmakers from one another, its role in ventilation and disease spread has also been questioned.
Cuomo said more information about Transmission Indoor is needed and it is unclear when or if he will come to the conclusion that the theaters are safe to reopen. “We are continuing to study malls, movie theaters and gyms,” he said during a press conference on Wednesday. “We are looking at what has happened in other states. There are some reports that malls, bars, some social clubs with air conditioning – that air conditioning cannot clean the air of the virus and simply transmit the virus. Are. As soon as we receive. Some more information we will make an informed decision. “
Earlier this week Paramount announced changes to its own release Spongebob Movie: SpongeBob on the Run From an August theatrical release to streaming on CBS All Access in 2021, perhaps a sign of their own skepticism that families will be ready to take turns amid health crises.
In recent weeks, the Chinese government again delayed its plan to reopen theaters in Beijing, citing a new outbreak in the capital and did not indicate that they were not allowed to reopen anywhere in the country Will go. As the second largest theatrical market globally, China is incredibly important to Hollywood and its profitability. China is, as might be expected, also very important for Mulan, So even though the transition dramatically occurred throughout the U.S. Falls into it, allowing theaters to open here, as well as still not being able to release in China, could still hinder the potential financial success of the Disney title, and this would allow the company to revisit its release strategy May have to consider.
The industry is eyeing Disney in particular, as the company is not only relying on box office performance, but also for its financial performance including hotels, amusement parks and cruise lines, all industries that are struggling with a health crisis. Regarding plans to reopen Disneyland, Disney decided yesterday that another plan had been made again on July 17. Despite the move, the company plans to host a return to the NBA’s basketball season in a ‘bubble’ created to allow select teams and their families to reside in Orlando, at least to this date. While selected teams complete the season. Despite the plan, however, more than 17,000 Disney employees in the Orlando area have petitioned the company not to open its Florida park, citing risks to employees, their families and Disney’s guests. Now with Disneyland to date, it is not a stretch to believe that the company’s Florida Parks can also move their plans.
With so much skepticism, in general, around travel and leisure and the public’s desire – especially families – to emerge and spend, Hollywood faces an uncertain remainder of the year. If studios stick to launch dates in late July, major marketing moves need to support a theatrical release. It is a reasonable bet that studios and theaters are working behind the scenes to scrape data and understand local restrictions and policies, see the number of infections, and take a course. This news comes to us courtesy of The Wrap.
Subject: Theory, Mulan