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« Reply #275 on: May 14, 2021, 06:38:01 PM »
I think I remember seeing trailers for it, in a theatre, pre-pandemic.  I guess I assumed it came out.  But, iirc, Ryan Reynolds plays an NPC in a video game world and then saves the day or something?  Unless that's a different movie that actually came out.
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« Reply #276 on: May 14, 2021, 07:21:32 PM »
That’s the one. I thought this movie came out already. I have no concept of time anymore.

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« Reply #277 on: May 14, 2021, 10:02:17 PM »
How did that not come out yet?  I know I saw the trailer in a theatre.  I guess the studio sat on it that long.
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« Reply #278 on: May 24, 2021, 02:31:41 PM »
I mean, Disney sat on Black Widow for over a year now, and I've heard of other studios doing the same with other films even before the pandemic. Its all about timing for them to maximize their return of investment, though I'm sure it is at the expense of the actor's career since they can't as easily do the news cycle tours to promote their stuff when its stuck in release purgatory.
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« Reply #279 on: May 24, 2021, 04:37:36 PM »
Yeah, that makes sense.  It just doesn't register as a "we need to hold on to this until theatres re-open" film like Black Widow.  To me, it seems more like a "We can just put this on VOD now and start recouping the money" type film.  Maybe I underestimate Reynolds's star-power, but the movie just looked so-so.
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« Reply #280 on: June 02, 2021, 02:19:23 PM »
If I had to guess its because the ROI on ticket sales even for an average performing film are much more than what they can make on VOD. To extrapolate from what we see in the game world, games drastically reduce in value over time so VOD is a slow burn that may trickle off to almost nothing while a theater debut gives a huge blast of profit and then the VOD is the icing on the cake. Its probably even more acute with a mediocre film because those lack the staying power a popular series has to maintain income through VOD performance.
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« Reply #281 on: June 02, 2021, 04:27:26 PM »
I read somewhere that Black Widow might have been delayed because Scarlett Johansson’s contract entitles her to a percentage of the box office revenue. If the movie went straight to Disney+, she wouldn’t get her cut therefore Disney legally can’t release the movie directly to Disney+ without Johansson willingly giving up millions of dollars (which, let’s be honest, no one would ever do). I suppose Disney could have tried to renegotiate for a cut of the $29.99 Disney+ premium access price, but that would definitely be less than what a Marvel movie would normally pull in, again leaving Johansson very little reason to do this.

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« Reply #282 on: June 11, 2021, 08:13:08 PM »