U-Turn at Disney: From Now on All New Films Only in the Cinema

Turnaround Movie Release Eternals Angelina Jolie Chloe Zhao
Starts exclusively in the cinema: Eternals by Chloé Zhao, with Angelina Jolie | © Photo: Disney / Marvel Studios

A year ago, in the midst of the Corona crisis, Disney shocked movie theater owners by announcing that “Mulan” would not premiere in theaters. Now a reversal of the trend is becoming apparent. The studio is changing its strategy to focus more on theatrical premieres again.

Los Angeles, September 10, 2021

Mulan, “Black Widow” or Cruella premiered on the in-house streaming channel Disney plus. Disney, however, isn’t the only movie studio that announced a year ago that it would be relying even more heavily on streaming. Warner Bros(Wonder Woman) and other major movie studios have also been relying more and more on streaming and online premieres.

While the cinema landscape gasped ever more desperately in Corona shock and against a backdrop of forced cinema closures, “Black Widow” showed what is possible in the online business: the film with Scarlett Johansson generated more than $ 60 million in revenue for the producers on the small screen within a very short time.

Now comes the turnaround: From now on and at least until the end of this year, according to the Disney Studios, movies should start again where they belong: in the cinema.

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Among the announced and highly anticipated theatrical premieres is the new Disney animated film “Encanto.”

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Kinopremiere für Encanto

Encanto

Filmtitel
Encanto (2021)
Directed by
Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
protagonist
Stephanie Beatriz (Voice), Diane Guerrero (Voice), Wilmer Valderrama (Voice)
Exclusively in the cinema
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hit potential
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Encanto” from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of a girl from Colombia who is the only member of her family without any magical powers.

Online bei
nur im Kino
Rating: ★★★★★ = highly recommended | ★ = not worth seeing


Also premiering exclusively in theaters this year is “The Last Duel” by cult director Ridley Scott.

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The Last Duel von Ridley Scott startet im Kino

The Last Duel

Filmtitel
Directed by
Ridley Scott
protagonist
Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Exclusively in the cinema
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hit potential
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Last Duel” from legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) tells the story of the last official duel in France against the backdrop of an alleged rape.

Online bei
nur im Kino
Rating: ★★★★★ = highly recommended | ★ = not worth seeing


“Eternals”, the latest blockbuster from the hit movie kitchen of the successful Marvel studios will also be seen for the first time only in theaters in 2021.

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Nur Im Kino: Eternals von Chloe Zhao

Eternals

Filmtitel
Eternals (2021)
Directed by
Chloé Zhao
protagonist
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden
Exclusively in the cinema
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hit potential
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Director Chloé Zhao (Oscar for “Nomadland”) behind the camera and Angelina Jolie in front of it: You can be curious about the first superheroine adaptation by Zhao, who has convinced with every single one of her films so far.

Online bei
nur im Kino
Rating: ★★★★★ = highly recommended | ★ = not worth seeing


The film adaptation of “Westside Story” by veteran director Steven Spielberg is also relying on a theatrical release at the beginning of the exploitation chain. She also only starts on the big screen.

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Kinostart für Westside Story von Steven Spielberg

Westside Story

Filmtitel
Directed by
Steven Spielberg
protagonist
Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose
Exclusively in the cinema
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hit potential
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Jaws) with the adaptation of the world-famous 1957 musical with the incomparable music of Leonard Bernstein.

Online bei
nur im Kino
Rating: ★★★★★ = highly recommended | ★ = not worth seeing


Many large cinema chains are likely to be delighted with this decision by Disney and the signal effect it sends. Because if the aforementioned feature films find their audience, the lean period for many cinema operators is finally heading towards a foreseeable end.

Despite this, the release windows in cinemas remain extremely modest compared to the past. The battle for subscribers to streaming channels is far from over. Just a month after its theatrical release, “Ecanto” will also be available on Disney Plus, while “Westside Story” and “Last Duel” are expected to get at least a 45-day head start.

The decision to launch Blockbuster exclusively in cinemas again in the coming months is almost certainly not due solely to a love of cinema. With a planning lead time of 2 to 3 years for a blockbuster, there are already contracts in place long before the cinema crisis that guarantee the stars a share of cinema revenues. If they fall away, movie stars Matt Damon and Adam Driver (The Last Duel) and world-class directors like Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg – as well as many other Hollywood stars of distinction – will go away empty-handed. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) has already sued Disney for breach of contract over this.


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