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Posted: 3/19/20 at 7:18am

It's officially 100 days until the movie is out. (I know, I know, things are being delayed). In normal times, when would we get the soundtrack and to hear the new song ... soon, right? 

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Posted: 3/19/20 at 8:49am
I hate to break it to you, but this isn’t coming out in June.
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Posted: 3/19/20 at 9:22am
Fingers crossed the dust will have settled by then
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Posted: 3/19/20 at 11:32am

Did they finish the reshoots or pick-ups?  

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Posted: 3/19/20 at 12:11pm

I'd love to think they'd still release this on time. It's not exactly a tentpole action film, so I'm guessing it was a relatively mid-budget film that doesn't need to rely on massive summer audiences to get traction.



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Posted: 3/19/20 at 1:58pm

"In The Heights" is WB's summer event film so yes, they have a lot riding on it. They paid $50M for the rights alone, plus add production costs to that. Also, it has been their highest scoring film in test screenings in the history of the studio and there's a lot of buzz about what Disney paid for Hamilton. They will want this to open big. 

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Posted: 3/19/20 at 6:02pm
they recently postponed the minions sequel and that movie was supposed to come out in july. this makes me so scared for in the heights. i really want this movie to come out on its scheduled release date. if not, they should at least postpone it til maybe july or august.
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Posted: 3/19/20 at 8:13pm
If August would be extra nice because I saw the show August 2010 in Costa Mesa
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Posted: 3/20/20 at 12:58am

macbeth said: "It's officially 100 days until the movie is out. (I know, I know, things are being delayed). In normal times, when would we get the soundtrack and to hear the new song ... soon, right?"

usually soundtracks come out like the week before the movie

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Posted: 3/22/20 at 1:37pm

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Posted: 3/22/20 at 8:20pm
lin just said on rosie o donnell show they were in the middle of recording it when they had to stop cause corona but he’s hopeful for release
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Posted: 3/22/20 at 9:05pm

It will probably be released on a streaming platform as I have NO belief that this situation will be done by June.

So keep looking forward but realistically.

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Posted: 3/22/20 at 9:38pm
They will not release this straight to streaming. They will put it in theatres and push back the date if they need to
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Posted: 3/22/20 at 9:38pm
They will not release this straight to streaming. They will put it in theatres and push back the date if they need to
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Posted: 3/22/20 at 10:56pm

sabrelady said: "It will probably be released on a streaming platform as I have NO belief that this situation will be done by June.

So keep looking forward but realistically.
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I think it's ridiculous that people keep bringing up this idea of movies straight to streaming as a viable idea.  If a studio has any hope that the movie will do even remotely well, there is no reason for them to do so.  They will be losing literally tens to hundreds of millions of dollars by releasing movies straight to streaming without a theatrical release and they need to recoup the costs for the movie.

Only one movie scheduled for the next few months has gone this route and it was a low-to-mid budget comedy (The Lovebirds) and the deal they struck with Netflix must've at least covered costs and then some or they would've just held it for a later date.

 

Updated On: 3/22/20 at 10:56 PM
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Posted: 3/23/20 at 12:29am
if the movie does get delayed. i think the latest they should delay it is august.
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Posted: 3/23/20 at 4:12am

I also don't think anything about the coronavirus will have settled by June. Perhaps the US will have reached it's first peak about three weeks from now. But there's no guarantee that it's the only peak. I read an analysis that projected a couple of years of rolling social distancing being needed whenever new cases continue to show up and the numbers rise. Eventually, when there aren't a consistent number of movie theaters across the country open at one time, I think studios will consider streaming services. 

 

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Posted: 3/23/20 at 8:48am

ccbway said: "sabrelady said: "It will probably be released on a streaming platform as I have NO belief that this situation will be done by June.

So keep looking forward but realistically.
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I think it's ridiculous that people keep bringing up this idea of movies straight to streaming as a viable idea. If a studio has any hope that the movie will do even remotely well, there is no reason for them to do so. They will be losing literally tens to hundreds of millions of dollars by releasing movies straight to streaming without a theatrical release and they need to recoup the costs for the movie.

Only one movie scheduled for the next few months has gone this route and it was a low-to-mid budget comedy (The Lovebirds) and the deal they struck with Netflix must've at least covered costs and then some or they would've just held it for a later date.


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This info is incorrect. The new Trolls movie will now be streaming the day of what was supposed to be it’s release. The Invisible Man, The Hunt, Emma, The Way Back, Bloodshot and more were all streaming just a few weeks from their original release dates. Onward will be on Disney+ next week. It’s uncharted territory and many movies are going to streaming and have been talked about going the VOD route.

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Posted: 3/23/20 at 9:02am

n2nbaby said:
This info is incorrect. The new Trolls movie will now be streaming the day of what was supposed to be it’s release. The Invisible Man, The Hunt, Emma, The Way Back, Bloodshot and more were all streaming just a few weeks from their original release dates. Onward will be on Disney+ next week. It’s uncharted territory and many movies are going to streaming and have been talked about going the VOD route."

All of those movies (with the exception of Trolls) had releases to theaters prior to the theater shutdown - so all received a theater opening and at least had the opportunity to generate box office revenue.  Trolls is only set to be available on-demand digitally, not via a streaming platform, and it's considered a pretty controversial move by Universal, and extremely unlikely to recoup any of the costs associated with the production of that movie.

Not that that really matters as the main point of the argument is that in order to make any money on big budget movie releases, it makes zero sense for any studio to go straight to streaming now.  That generates almost no revenue for the studios outside of whatever streaming service is willing to pay for the distribution rights.  There's basically no chance that a streamer will shell out $100M for the streaming/distribution rights to a big budget movie.

 



 

Updated On: 3/23/20 at 09:02 AM
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Posted: 3/23/20 at 10:14am

Yes. Films that had already opened or were just about to (in both cases, having used up all the free and paid press they were gonna get) have moved to streaming, but films that have release dates in the future will mostly just postpone. As noted, even successful streaming properties don't bring in $100 million dollars.

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Posted: 3/23/20 at 12:03pm

InTheBathroom1 said: "They will not release this straight to streaming. They will put it in theatres and push back the date if they need to"

Especially true given that a lot of movies that were about to start (or already were) shooting are shut down, so there is going to be a content gap on the horizon anyway, so the movies we have finished now will be needed to stretch across whatever that gap is...

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Posted: 3/24/20 at 2:28pm
it’s official. the movie has been delayed. this doesn’t surprise me. i’m sad about it but it’s for the best
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Posted: 3/24/20 at 2:33pm
I expect it’ll compete with Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY remake this Christmas 2020.
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Posted: 3/24/20 at 3:23pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "I expect it’ll compete with Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY remake this Christmas 2020. "

it’s still excepted to come out this summer. possibly late summer