Nearly a quarter (23%) of all US movie theaters have stayed closed since March 2020! These generated a combined yearly box office of $1.8 billion on average.
There are many factors that will mark 2020 out as a unique year at the global box office. Perhaps one of the most notable is the lack of a unifying global hit proving a dominant force at the box office.
As 2020 winds to a close, this week Gower Street takes a look at how 2020’s top performing titles compare to those of 2019.
What might the Universal-exhibition Domestic deal's $50 million-opening VOD-determinant marker mean for theatrical box office?
2020 has been a year of turmoil. As major European markets re-close Gower Street asks is 2021 ready to take the strain of recovery?
This year has seen a greater release calendar shuffle than normal. Markets around the world have suffered from continual re-adjustment of the Hollywood studio calendars.
Japan has become only the second global market to achieve a "full recovery" level on Gower Street's Blueprint To Recovery.
Xochitl charted the progress of open markets in Latam and Spain, and analysed performance during the reopening period of cinemas in Mexico.
Gower Street's Senior Box Office Analyst Delphine Lievens was one of seven experts invited to discuss the future of the theatrical industry in The Guardian on Thursday (Oct. 8).