One of the latest blockbuster movies of 2020, Wonder Woman 1984, will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on December 25
A press release from Warner Bros. confirms that the film will be available for a month, and will be shown for the first time in theaters in international markets on December 16 after the end of the month period. The film will be shown exclusively in theaters, as The Verge learned at this time after that, The movie enters the traditional window period that means it will turn to digital retailers like Amazon and iTunes, before it likely finds its way to HBO Max
Unlike Mulan, Wonder Woman 1984 won’t cost anything extra other than the monthly subscription fee HBO Max subscribers will have the opportunity to watch the movie directly from home The streaming service costs $ 14 99 a month The move comes with growing uncertainty over whether theaters will remain Open As cases increase across the US even if they remain open, it is not certain whether people will actually attend shows. This way, WarnerMedia can boost its HBO Max subscribers and still give out to people all over the world (where HBO Max is not available) Ability to watch it in theaters
“To present to just over four million fans in the US I enjoyed the first Wonder Woman movie on its opening day in 2017, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Keeler wrote in a blog post, acknowledging the problems caused by the pandemic,” Is it possible Could this happen again this Christmas with Wonder Woman 1984 between theaters and HBO Max? ”
Recently, Warner Bros moved Dune from Denis Villeneuve to October 1, 2021 – a move many industry insiders saw would come when Wonder Woman first paid for 1984 from its release date on October 1 (the latest in a series of delays for the film From the studio) until after Dune’s scheduled initial release it didn’t make any sense for Dune Wonder Woman 1984 to compete with each other at the box office
The announcement also comes after theater chains Regal and Cineworld announced that they will essentially close all of their theaters for the rest of 2020.Once MGM announces that No Time To Die, the latest James Bond movie, will move into 2021, there are not many movie options left that That would transport people to theaters during the holiday season Disney postponed their anticipated movie Black Widow until 2021 The new Disney Pixar movie Soul has also moved to Disney Plus Now, Wonder Woman 1984 will be competing with Disney and Pixar’s Soul – just not at the box office
It’s clear that the movie industry is doing two things this year: adopting direct consumer options like broadcast (Disney Plus, Peacock, HBO Max) and looking at 2020 as a major event for the biggest movies of the year as the world struggles to figure out when things will return to normal. Hollywood is mulling when to gamble with its most expensive films, some of which could generate $ 1 billion at the Before Times box office.
“We are committed to the theatrical experience and we believe that giving the performers a film of this type is important at the moment,” Keelar writes
Warner Bros learned a hard lesson with Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” a film that did well internationally but had little return in the US as theaters in major markets like Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco remained closed. The hardest part remains. For studio executives trying to figure out how people’s behavior can change, even when life begins to return to some normality, will people continue to go out into theaters en masse to see a new blockbuster movie once theaters reopen, if those theaters can survive until that? now? Nobody knows.
For the time being, if 2021 films keep their release dates, it will be at least a year full of beauty but nothing is certain in life anymore, and as we learned this year, the release dates of the film are not particularly certain.
November 18 update 8:26 PM ET: Story has been updated to include additional information from Warner Bros.
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World News – United States – Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on HBO Max the same day it is shown in theaters at no additional cost