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exboyfil

(17,880 posts)
Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:31 PM Dec 2020

All Warner Brothers 2021 releases going to HBO Max

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/03/warner-bros-to-release-every-2021-movie-on-hbo-max-at-the-same-time-as-theaters.html

AT&’s Warner Bros. announced on Thursday that all of its films scheduled to launch in 2021 will be released on HBO Max at the same time they are available in theaters.
It’s an example of how AT&T is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing people to safely watch new movies at home without having to venture out to a movie theater
It’s currently a one-year plan.


This is going to change the economics of big budget movies. Box offices for the expensive blockbusters are probably going to be a 1/3rd of what they were before Covid. Of particular concern to me is Dune which will be the first half of the book. How much will they spend to film the second half now?

Stars are going to be taking smaller pay days or not working. The number of big budget movies are going to go down as well as the amount that is spent on these movies.

Disney will probably soon follow. I am guessing Universal/Peacock as well.
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All Warner Brothers 2021 releases going to HBO Max (Original Post) exboyfil Dec 2020 OP
Hollywood is looking forward to a vaccine, very soon. dubyadiprecession Dec 2020 #1
COVID has forever changed the business model for studios and movie theater chains. NCDem47 Dec 2020 #2
Covid just sped up the process exboyfil Dec 2020 #3
Spam deleted by MIR Team emily84 Dec 2020 #4
Theaters of Death? pressbox69 Dec 2020 #5

dubyadiprecession

(5,848 posts)
1. Hollywood is looking forward to a vaccine, very soon.
Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:45 PM
Dec 2020

I’m sure the stars of the big screen are just barely making ends meet.

NCDem47

(2,281 posts)
2. COVID has forever changed the business model for studios and movie theater chains.
Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:45 PM
Dec 2020

Even when COVID is behind us, I think more consumers will want their movie experience to be in their homes. Wasn't it already trending that way before COVID?

Picture and sound systems are economical now. I just don't buy the big PR push by Hollywood to have to see big spectacles in theater surroundings with fully immersive and multi-sensory delights. Me personally? I just don't like being around others who ruin the experience with bad manners. And don't get me started on the exorbitant concession costs.

If I want a night out, I can think of others diversions than going to a movie theater. Still love movies though!

exboyfil

(17,880 posts)
3. Covid just sped up the process
Thu Dec 3, 2020, 03:59 PM
Dec 2020

but I still think the three tier model was workable (movie, PVOD, and streaming).

Things will become more episodic in an attempt to hold customers (kind of like the current HBO model).

Response to exboyfil (Original post)

pressbox69

(2,252 posts)
5. Theaters of Death?
Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:57 AM
Dec 2020

I predicted this would happen when VCR's came out. Just don't see the reason for people squeezing together in one place, just to watch a movie. Audiences will long remember when such actions became dangerous, and count the days before they become dangerous again.

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