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Disney’s remaining 2021 movies will all have unique theatrical releases

(L-R) Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, and Barry Keoghan of ‘The Eternals’ took half in the present day within the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif.

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The remainder of Disney’s 2021 slate will all arrive in theaters solely, the corporate stated Friday.

For the primary half of the 12 months, Disney opted to make a lot of its new movies obtainable in cinemas and on Disney+ both without cost or for a $30 charge. These choices had been made properly earlier than vaccination charges had been on the rise and earlier than the delta variant was working rampant within the U.S.

It has turn out to be clear, nonetheless, that the twin launch has led to cannibalization of theater ticket gross sales.

With the success of the theatrical-only releases of 20th Century Studio’s “Free Man” and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on the home field workplace, Disney seems assured that customers are able to return to cinemas and that the way forward for its blockbuster options is on the large display screen.

With a field workplace haul of $75.5 million over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, “Shang-Chi” had the second-highest home debut for the reason that pandemic started. Its whole box-office haul for the four-day vacation weekend topped $90 million, almost triple that of the earlier Labor Day weekend document holder.

“Free Man,” an unique idea movie, has garnered round $240 million globally since its Aug. 13 debut, the fifth highest worldwide haul of 2021.

Disney’s new animated characteristic “Encanto,” which is slated for launch round Thanksgiving, may have a 30-day unique theatrical launch earlier than turning into obtainable on Disney+ on Dec. 24.

“Eternals,” “The Final Duel,” “Ron’s Gone Fallacious,” “West Facet Story” and “The King’s Man” will all have a minimal 45 day unique theatrical launch.

“Spider-Man: No Method Dwelling” was not included on this checklist, however will probably even have an unique theatrical launch. It’s co-produced by Disney and Sony. Sony doesn’t have its personal streaming platform and has launched all of its 2021 theatrical films in cinemas solely.


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