The writer of the article below firmly believes that “There’s hope for American movie theaters after all.” Not only are we here at TVWriter™ hoping she’s right, we’re hoping even more that the films shown in our theaters will be fresh, vital, and alive…qualities that have been missing since long before COVID-19.
by Angela Watercutter via Wired.Com & ArsTechnica.Com
A year ago it would’ve seemed unfathomable: Over the Memorial Day holiday, a single film had a good opening weekend at the North American box office. After 15 months of COVID-19 theater closures, delayed release dates, and general anxiety about the future of moviegoing, A Quiet Place Part II is projected to bring in north of $57 million. That’s the most any movie has made during the pandemic and far outpaces the last record holder: Godzilla vs. Kong, which snagged $32 million in March.