Walt Disney Co mentioned on Friday it is going to launch “Eternals,” “West Aspect Story” and the remainder of its 2021 movies completely in theaters earlier than sending them to streaming, a present of confidence that moviegoing will rebound. The corporate had experimented throughout the pandemic with debuting some films on the Disney+ streaming service on the identical time they ran in theaters. Cinema operators have been carefully watching how Disney, which has dominated film field workplaces lately, would deal with its upcoming slate because the Delta variant slowed audiences’ return to multiplexes.
Disney mentioned in an announcement that animated musical “Encanto” will play in theaters for 30 days beginning Nov. 24 and head to Disney+ simply earlier than Christmas. The movie tells the story of a household who stay in a magical home within the mountains of Columbia. It contains music written by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. All different Disney releases, together with Marvel film “Eternals” in November and Steven Spielberg’s revival of “West Aspect Story” in December, will play completely in cinemas for not less than 45 days, the corporate mentioned.
Disney’s most up-to-date movie, Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” simply set a Labor Day weekend document with $94.7 million in ticket gross sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters. The movie, that includes a predominantly Asian forged together with Simu Liu and Awkwafina, performed solely at cinemas. However moviegoing for the yr stays nicely under pre-pandemic ranges. Theater chains together with AMC Leisure, Cineworld Plc and Cinemark Holdings Inc are relying on massive fall and winter titles to lure clients again.
Disney’s different 2021 movies are historic drama “The Last Duel” and animated comedy “Ron’s Gone Unsuitable” in October, and motion spy movie “The King’s Man” in December.
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