I did my part

I did my part and went to see Tenet in the theater. Went to the local Regal since the Star Theater in Whitehall is still waiting for studios to release new movies before reopening. Was looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman on the big screen. Not sure what the proper box office number should be for a pandemic, but $20 million was the opening weekend whether Warner Bros likes it or not. Worldwide box office of over $300 million so far, which is probably as good as it gets for going first. Wonder Woman will probably suffer a similar fate on opening weekend, since it will play in theaters that have been closed for a while to audiences who will have had even more time to get accustomed to watching at home.

Studios are now holding off on new releases since the expectation was for Tenet to be a $1 billion picture. Disney might be able to hold out and survive on streaming, but the rest of the studios need theaters for their product to reach consumers.

The rise of Netflix shows the audience is not prepared to research the studio just to watch a movie at home.

At this point my choices are the Empire Twin for my theater fix and Movie Lovers when I want to watch movies at home.