“The New Mutants,” the latest comic book movie from Marvel and 20th Century Studios, brought an estimated 7 million to the United States at its launch this weekend.
AMC (AMC), The world’s largest movie theater chain and other major theater companies are opening up with new health measures such as the ability to settle. But theaters aren’t open everywhere – only 62% of the local market is open, according to Disney.
So it is difficult to estimate the success of the film. It’s a miracle that “New Mutants” opened up.
The film, which is a spin-off of the “X-Men” franchise (and not part of Disney’s compelling Marvel cinematic universe), has come a long, strange journey on the big screen.
“The New Mutants,” which actually completed production in 2017, has been delayed several times.
It was originally scheduled for release in April 2018, but was postponed to February 2019 before being pushed to August last year. Disney (DIS) After Fox of the Century 2020 acquired its studio, the film was delayed again until April 2020. Then the coronavirus happened.
Despite the return of films like “New Mutants” for the first time, the real test of theaters could come next week, as “Tenet” hits theaters in the United States.
Christopher Nolan’s Twisty Thriller, which was originally slated to debut in July, is one of the most anticipated films of 2020 and could give a better idea of the theaters’ viability going forward. The film is produced by Warner Bros. and is owned by CNN parent company WernerMedia.