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(Daily Mail)   AMC Theaters revenues plunges by 50 large popcorns, 100 medium sodas, and 75 Nacho Cheese & Chip bowls   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-07 6:52:55 PM  
I have no sympathy. The "Give Hollywood the Ticket Price & Sell $9 popcorn" business model is getting old. Especially when my
Media room at home has better sound!
 
2020-08-07 9:30:43 PM  

mr_a: I have no sympathy. The "Give Hollywood the Ticket Price & Sell $9 popcorn" business model is getting old. Especially when my
Media room at home has better sound!


extremely doubtful
 
2020-08-07 9:33:24 PM  
The Chinese own AMC?

I'm surprised Trump hasn't gone on the warpath against them.
 
2020-08-07 9:42:05 PM  

Leader O'Cola: mr_a: I have no sympathy. The "Give Hollywood the Ticket Price & Sell $9 popcorn" business model is getting old. Especially when my
Media room at home has better sound!

extremely doubtful


Better - because I don't have some nitwit behind me crunching taco chips with his mouth open.
 
2020-08-07 10:09:56 PM  
How many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2020-08-07 10:25:09 PM  
Wow, I didn't know they could lose a billion dollars in a single quarter.
 
2020-08-07 10:27:00 PM  
I hear sword makers are having a tough time finding stable work.
 
2020-08-07 11:15:17 PM  

Leader O'Cola: mr_a: I have no sympathy. The "Give Hollywood the Ticket Price & Sell $9 popcorn" business model is getting old. Especially when my
Media room at home has better sound!

extremely doubtful


Certainly not up to par for filling an auditorium. But in my dwindling experience, the actual sound experience at home is at least as good.
A lot of seats at the theater have sub-optimal sound (and view) because of their position
Many auditoriums have pretty old and rarely tuned or maintained equipment
It may be unfair, but the other people in the auditorium affect the experience for me
Auditoriums often seem LOUD AS fark. That's impressive, and well beyond my system, but I usually find it annoying and can't do anything about it there

I'm not an audiophile, but the guy I bought my house from was.
 
2020-08-08 12:16:21 AM  
That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.
 
2020-08-08 12:21:52 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.


What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?
 
2020-08-08 1:10:53 AM  

mr_a: I have no sympathy. The "Give Hollywood the Ticket Price & Sell $9 popcorn" business model is getting old. Especially when my
Media room at home has better sound!


No it doesn't. And you don't need to buy $9 popcorn.
 
2020-08-08 1:53:52 AM  

HempHead: ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.

What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?


Theaters are not inextricable from movies. Studios are letting the movies they've had in post-production into the streaming market.

And 30fps looks like crap when it gets so big.
 
2020-08-08 2:24:57 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: HempHead: ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.

What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?

Theaters are not inextricable from movies. Studios are letting the movies they've had in post-production into the streaming market.

And 30fps looks like crap when it gets so big.


A $200mill film isn't going to make its money back on the streaming market.
 
2020-08-08 3:23:39 AM  

Mugato: ecmoRandomNumbers: HempHead: ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.

What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?

Theaters are not inextricable from movies. Studios are letting the movies they've had in post-production into the streaming market.

And 30fps looks like crap when it gets so big.

A $200mill film isn't going to make its money back on the streaming market.


Oh no. I'll have to watch stuff like The Boys instead of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Or, and stay with me here, the next GotG can have the same great acting and writing, but lower special effects and be 99% as entertaining.

Or they could even charge me 10 bucks to stream it.

Probably a combination of the above.

What is Chris Pratt going to do, go be a waiter again if he can't get a million bucks for a film?

Let me be clear here too: I respect artists. I do NOT respect any claims that they'd cease to produce art if they only earned a couple hundred grand a year. Musicians, painters, special effects creators, writers, hell throw in sports stars, inventors, CEOs, etc.

We have this silly belief that they are simultaneously special humans with unmatchable skillsets (possibly true) doing what they love (probably true) but will just go do something else if they only earned a salary in the 95th percentile.
 
2020-08-08 6:56:38 AM  

HempHead: ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.

What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?


Porn
 
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2020-08-08 9:07:46 AM  
Companies that abruptly stop doing all business also stop making all money.

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2020-08-08 11:42:05 AM  

Mugato: ecmoRandomNumbers: HempHead: ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.

What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?

Theaters are not inextricable from movies. Studios are letting the movies they've had in post-production into the streaming market.

And 30fps looks like crap when it gets so big.

A $200mill film isn't going to make its money back on the streaming market.


...and if you read the studios' books, it doesn't make its money back in the theater, either, so...
 
2020-08-08 12:49:19 PM  

Smackledorfer: Mugato: ecmoRandomNumbers: HempHead: ecmoRandomNumbers: That's an industry that doesn't need to come back. Save your yearly entertainment budget and get an 85" television with a kick-ass sound system.

People take home bedbugs from movie theaters. It's a filthy place.

What are you going to watch on that tv when the film industry is gone?

Theaters are not inextricable from movies. Studios are letting the movies they've had in post-production into the streaming market.

And 30fps looks like crap when it gets so big.

A $200mill film isn't going to make its money back on the streaming market.

Oh no. I'll have to watch stuff like The Boys instead of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Or, and stay with me here, the next GotG can have the same great acting and writing, but lower special effects and be 99% as entertaining.

Or they could even charge me 10 bucks to stream it.

Probably a combination of the above.

What is Chris Pratt going to do, go be a waiter again if he can't get a million bucks for a film?

Let me be clear here too: I respect artists. I do NOT respect any claims that they'd cease to produce art if they only earned a couple hundred grand a year. Musicians, painters, special effects creators, writers, hell throw in sports stars, inventors, CEOs, etc.

We have this silly belief that they are simultaneously special humans with unmatchable skillsets (possibly true) doing what they love (probably true) but will just go do something else if they only earned a salary in the 95th percentile.


Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.  I tend to think those demographics definitely skew much older.

I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?
 
2020-08-08 1:28:20 PM  
TedCruz'sCrazyDad:

Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.  I tend to think those demographics definitely skew much older.

I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?


It's not a question of IF people will subscribe and cough up the $30, it's a question of how many. Disney fans can be the literal definition of "fanatic" at times.
 
2020-08-08 1:51:44 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: TedCruz'sCrazyDad:

Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.  I tend to think those demographics definitely skew much older.

I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?

It's not a question of IF people will subscribe and cough up the $30, it's a question of how many. Disney fans can be the literal definition of "fanatic" at times.


Yep and most people with Disney+ have kids.
If half of their subscribers pay the $29.99 that's almost a billion dollars right there and then add the people that will subscribe just to watch it.
They are going to make money on this and they know it.
 
2020-08-08 2:55:03 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.


Great. At no point have I called for the abolition of theaters nor judged anyone else for liking anything I don't. If it survives because enough people like theaters, then that's fine. I'll drive past them the same as I always have (2 movies in a decade if my memory serves).  I hope I didn't come off as demanding the elimination of your fun.

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?


If I had kids I might keep D+. I have it now free with Verizon, but that ends soon and I've watched Mandalorian and.... nothing else. Maybe covid slowed 'em down, but I expected a lot of marvel stuff on there in series format.  Instead they threw a few of their movies on it and called it a day.
 
2020-08-08 3:57:42 PM  
Do enough movies about a monster loose in the theater and one day it happens.
 
2020-08-08 5:06:21 PM  

Fishbulb30w: Night Night Cream Puff: TedCruz'sCrazyDad:

Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.  I tend to think those demographics definitely skew much older.

I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?

It's not a question of IF people will subscribe and cough up the $30, it's a question of how many. Disney fans can be the literal definition of "fanatic" at times.

Yep and most people with Disney+ have kids.
If half of their subscribers pay the $29.99 that's almost a billion dollars right there and then add the people that will subscribe just to watch it.
They are going to make money on this and they know it.


Movies are never a sure thing. I suspect you are wrong, but we will know for sure on Sept 4.
 
2020-08-08 5:09:51 PM  

Smackledorfer: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.

Great. At no point have I called for the abolition of theaters


Well that's precisely what you said:

"That's an industry that doesn't need to come back."
 
2020-08-08 5:17:00 PM  
TedCruz'sCrazyDad:

I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?

The bind they're in now is that there's a shiatload of new Mulan merchandise out now, assuming that the movie would have been out this summer. I say, re-release the original Mulan on Disney+ and market the hell out of it. Yes it's redundant and lame but it will get some kids interested in Mulan and at least sell some merchandise.
 
2020-08-08 6:12:53 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Smackledorfer: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Not everyone wants to sit at home on the coach and watch TV.

Great. At no point have I called for the abolition of theaters

Well that's precisely what you said:

"That's an industry that doesn't need to come back."


Swing and a miss.

Ecmo said that :)
 
2020-08-08 10:20:10 PM  

Mugato: TedCruz'sCrazyDad:

I think Mulan will be an interesting experiment, will people pay subscribe to Disney+ and pay $29.99?

The bind they're in now is that there's a shiatload of new Mulan merchandise out now, assuming that the movie would have been out this summer. I say, re-release the original Mulan on Disney+ and market the hell out of it. Yes it's redundant and lame but it will get some kids interested in Mulan and at least sell some merchandise.


The bind is that Disney just lost $2 billion. They are desperate for a way to pay executive bonuses.  Every little bit helps.
 
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