24th July 2020
Mulan was about a week away from release when the world started closing down due the the COVID-19 pandemic, after a couple of new dates Disney have now removed it from their schedule until further notice.
This isn't much of a surprise as America is still deep in the pandemic with cases increasing daily and there is no sign to the end meaning cinemas are still not ready to re-open.
This may seem unfair to the rest of the world which is slowly staring to re-open and cinemas are in limited capacity accepting people in their doors, but who knows like Warner Bros. and Tenet a staggered release may happen.
This is just the latest is what is becoming a long list of films, as mentioned Tenet has been removed indefinitely and today it was announced that Bill & Ted Face The Music will get a simultaneous movie theatre and VOD release.
There are more to come I'm sure as Wonder Woman 1985 and A Quiet Place Part II are just around the corner and the virus is still months away from being controlled in the US.
A staggered global release similar to hot things were before the turn of the Millennium is possible, films used to get released in Europe and Australia often up to a year after their American release.
This was stopped primarily because of piracy and with the internet the ease of distributing pirated films, as opposed to buying the film on VHS from your mate down the pub!
25thframe.co.uk will bring you more as films get delayed.
20th July 2020
It was going to happen sooner or later, with the huge spike in the COVID-19 pandemic hitting a majority of America the movie studios are starting to shift release dates again with Christopher Nolan's Tenet loosing its August 12th release.
The more interesting aspect here is that Warner Bros. have not given it a new release date, this is the third time it has shifted date and they are clearly not going to give it a new date until things have settled.
The new movie was meant to be the start of the movie theatre re-opening and the film which would get the public going to the cinema again.
Sony have also shifted the date of Broken Hearts Gallery, and similarly have not given the movie a new release date yet.
Warner Bros. have announced that they will most likely release Tenet staggered around the world, the UK is starting to fully open and box office charts are starting to appear and France's top movie last weekend took over a million dollar at the box office, something not seen for a while.
Australia and New Zealand have also been vigilant at controlling the virus and have been producing box office charts through the whole pandemic.
Disney have Milan set for 21st August and Bill & Ted Face The Music is just around the corner with a release date of 14th August, A Quiet Place Part II also has a date at the start of September, these are all big films which will, most likely, get release date shifts.
The lead is mainly from the US which may not see cinemas open properly this year so maybe we are going to go back to the '90 where America would get most films before the rest of the world, but in reverse!
20th March 2020
This weekends box office is going to be an interesting watch. The global coronavirus will do a couple of things to cinemas attendance, it is keeping people at home as they self isolate and in many countries including the UK and US cinema owners have shut their doors to help prevent the spread of the virus.
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 20th March 2020, there are 2 new releases, originally there were more, including A Quiet Place Part II which would have made the box office look different, but many film have been put back to later this year or next year.
Can either of these two movie knock Onward from the top of the UK box office chart?
First up at cinemas this week is The Jesus Rolls, directed by John Turturro who also directed Mac in 1992.
It stars John Turturro who last starred in Gloria Bell (2019).
The film also stars Bobby Cannavale who last appeared in Motherless Brooklyn (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Radioactive.
This new movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy who's last film was Emma (2020)
It also stars Rosamund Pike who appeared in The Informer (2019).
The film is brought to us by 2 time director Marjane Satrapi.
Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.
There is 1 new release in the shape of Vivarium which is in cinemas on Friday, 27th March.
12th March 2020
Director John Krasinski has announced that the release date for A Quiet Place Part II has been put back from its original March 19th date.
The sequel to the original 2018 hit movie has joined No Time To Die and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaways in changing the release because of the global pandemic.
Authorities have advised that because of the coronavirus it is best to avoid large crowds in an attempt to contain the virus.
As seen in last weeks box office across the world the public is choosing not to go the movie theatres, and for potential blockbusters this could have a large effect on their box office gross.
No new release date has been announced, but world governments seem to be suggesting things will be readdressed in early April.
11th March 2020
Emily Blunt stars and John Krasinski directs once again in the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster, A Quiet Place Part II has been given a 15 age rating in the UK.
This time around the family must leave the house and venture into the outside world where they discover that humanity has changed and the creatures are not the only threat.
Here is a breakdown of the BBFC rating decision.
A QUIET PLACE PART II (15) sustained threat, bloody images https://t.co/4CJQePEBuK— BBFC (@BBFC) March 11, 2020