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It's happened before. ROGUE NATION had its original date moved up to July in order to avoid competition with SPECTRE. At least since 2006, Craig's run has overtaken the M:I films at the box office. So if you have NTTD and M:I-7 face off at the box office, chances are Bond will prevail.
I don't know how that would've worked out box office-wise back then, but I'm sure the first MI was a massive hit, one of the biggest of that year along with Independence Day and Twister, and actually made more domestically than GE did on initial release.
There’s no way they’re going to push to Nov with MI7. They can push to late summer/early Fall just as easily.
The first two films were bigger than any of the Brosnan films at the time they came out. Then when Craig took over things switched, with CR being a bigger hit than M:I-3 and so on.
Having said that, if their target is to smash the box office looking for numbers in the range of the last two, 2021 feels too early to me... the only Bond film that really bombed in the last 35 years came out in Summer and I don’t know if they’re comfortable with this idea... November is a cold month and there’s already M:I...
I have the answer: Fan entitlement. It's just petty.
90% drop in Italy.
I don't think so.
99% of movie goers (outside the Bond-Fan-Community) don't care about when a film had its last day of shooting, how long it has been since the film was finished etc.
Think about it: almost EVERY movie that comes out in 2021 or even 2022 had wrapped filming BEFORE Bond.
The time span from the last day of filming to the release date with movies like Top Gun, West Side Story, upcoming Marvel films, and almost every big release in 2021 is longer than with NTTD.
So will people have lost interest in ALL those films, just because the pictures they get to see on screen were filmed in 2019 or even 2018?
Agreed. I don't understand this attitude. MakeshiftPython touched on it above as fan entitlement as part of it, and we're conditioned to getting what we want when we want it and many don't know how to deal with it now that we've been facing it. It's been tough for everybody.
But when things do get back to normal, it will likely be more exciting knowing what will be awaiting. It reminds me of a situation that happened in France post WWII when they finally go to see all the films that had been produced in the U.S. over the years and led to huge interest in the form and the French New Wave.
B26 should be less expensive, if only because the new Bond actor will be less expensive than Craig.
I am wondering, and hoping, that part of what led Tenet and Wonder Woman to streaming is that the studios knew that the films were...not great. If NTTD is great, why not continue to build audience anticipation for it?
Streaming and the quality of product has nothing to do with that move by Warner Bros. It has everything to do with them trying to be competitive in todays market knowing the pandemic is still here and wanting to make money through what theaters are open / new and existing subscriptions to HBO Max. If we were going to operate under the subpar quality motive, then their entire 2021 slate must suck as its all going streaming. Even if it pissed a lot of industry folk off, it was a brillisnt move. They are giving the general population what they want - a safer option for home viewing and something new to watch, rather than everything, including new entertainment, being put on hold indefinitely.
Postponing it a fourth (or is it fifth?) time to a certain date later would be laughable. Haven't they learned anything the last year? Either just postpone it again with no set date or postpone it to 2023 or something. The virus and restrictions aren't going away soon.
I'm not so sure. One thing Tenet and WW share are generally tepid reviews.
So The Suicide Squad sucks? Conjuring 3? Matrix 4? Godzilla VS Kong? The Little Things? Judas and the Black Messiah? The Many Saints of Newark? Those Who Wish Me Dead? Mortal Kombat? Malignant? Cry Macho?
All going to streaming cause they all suck? Come on....
Tenet and WW84 got generally good reviews.The latter is getting a lot of hate from people who like their superhero movies stuffed with action scenes and quips every 5 mins ( Like most Marvel films ) wheras its a really good film which actually takes its time to tell its story and is all the better for it ( In my opinion ).
WW84 also happens to be the highest grossing film domestically since the pandemic began and did very well on HBO MAX.Hence WW3 being greenlit very quickly.
Interesting conspiracy theory but it doesnt sound realistic.Disregarding reviews the film has performed well ( In Pandemic times ) and Patty Jenkins has a few films lined up including a Cleopatra movie and a Star Wars film.WW3 is being fast tracked because she and Gadot are going to be busy over the next few years.
Cleopatra, Star Wars, then WW3. That’s not fast tracking. That’s nothing. Or rather, marketing.