For a family of four? That's a steal. Date night? You're probably saving that much, just on tickets, and you don't have to hire a babysitter.You still have to pay 30 bucks to see it.
Counterpoint: so?You're still paying $30 to see a movie from your couch, though.
Right. My baby sister has three kids, all under the age of twelve. Her and her husband taking their family to see Mulan would have run them 50+ easy, even at matinee prices. She's hyped as fuck about the idea of "only" having to spend thirty dollars.I'd be the parent paying the $15 to buy the original for my kid on Prime, anyway.
Yeah, with Trolls and Mulan both bombing, that’s the end of that.
This is why I think that theaters will eventually be back because people (well, except Slim) enjoy the theater going experience. But right now we are stuck in a weird limbo where watching it at home is too expensive and sucks (Trolls, Mulan) but at the same time nobody feels safe going back to the theaters in numbers that make it financially worthwhile to release big studio movies (Tenet bombing).
I think there will be a place for streaming but Mulan's negative buzz + it's high $30 price tag... no way was it gonna be a success.
I dunno. There is a place for streaming on services that people already pay for, but I really don't think enough people will sit down at their house to order something and watch it. There are already things on demand that people can watch without doing that.
Agree but I also think price point is a big factor. If you tell me I have to pay $30 for a movie e.g. Mulan, then tell me it'll be available for free in just a few months... why would I pay that? But if you tell me that I can have the choice of going to a theater to see Neon Demon or see it at home for $8.99, I'd be pretty tempted to stay home for that price.
I don't think streaming will topple theaters or anything but I think for certain budgeted movies, it could be a smarter route to go.
There's also no reason to make a movie that would require several hundred million dollars of return just to break even. Not when there are movies making a ton of profit off of smaller budgets that look just as good, if not better, than their bloated budget counterparts.They can't afford to do that tbh. The only way they could actually do something like that is to make a deal with HBO or Showtime for those channels to give them extra money for releasing it straight to their channel.