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5th March 2021
With cinemas across the UK still closed due to the ongoing pandemic all new releases at the moment are getting released onto streaming, all this weeks film were once set for a cinema release but then got moved to online platforms.
Here are the highlights of this weeks movies to stream either on Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video.
3rd March 2021
This week was the first sign of things may be starting to get back to normal service on the cinema industry and Tom & Jerry: The Movie has the second biggest opening weekend since the spread of the pandemic forced the closure of cinemas a year ago.
There is little else going on this week but the coming months are starting to look better, New York cinemas have started to re-open with limited capacity and on the other side of America California will start to re-open cinema doors soon.
Of not this week is the small amount most films have dropped from last weekend, a sure sign that cinemas are starting to open up, and that people are starting to attend.
US box office Quickview
Here is the US box office top 5 breakdown 26th - 28th February 2021
Warner Bros. have by far been the studio leading to way during the last year as far as releases is concerned, Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 didn't pay off as much as they had hoped but this live action version of the classic cartoon seems to have hit the spot.
Directed by Tim Story and starring Chloë Grace Moretz alongside animated versions of the famous cat and mouse the movie takes an incredible $14.11 Million on its opening weekend.
The movie is also available on HBO Max, but if it follows in the steps of fellow kid pic The Croods: A New Age it could be around a while.
Falling from its second spell at the top of the US box office the animated sequel takes $1.25 Million this weekend, down just 27% from last week.
This gives the movie a total gross of $52.43 Million after 14 weeks of release.
Falling to number 3 this week is the John Lee Hancock directed movie which takes $930,000 over the weekend, a drop of just 23%, the movie has taken a very good $12.91 Million over 5 weeks of release.
Director Patty Jenkins sequel remains at 4 and takes $705,000 this weekend, down 12% from last week giving the movie a $43.61 Million total gross after 10 weeks.
Liam Neeson stays put at number 5 this weekend with $701,002, down just 10%, giving the movie a $12.34 Million total from 7 weeks of release.
25th February 2021
Who doesn't like a good zombie movie? If thats you then Netflix today presents the first trailer for director Zack Snyder's new movie Army Of The Dead.
This is the first new movie from the director since the controversy and personal tragedy surrounding his time with the original theatrical version of Justice League.
It good to see Snyder move away from the DC Universe for a new movie and this looks fantastic, the movie is set in Las Vegas and is a heist movie mixed in with the zombie mayhem, all in the tradition of George A. Romero's Day Of The Dead.
The movie was shot entirely on digital and there is a real feeling of a video game look and feel in many parts of the trailer which is maybe intentional, but I can see myself reaching for the Playstation controller occasionally!
It also cant be ignored the parallels between the story of a disease dominating a large city and the current global pandemic, but maybe I'm reading more into it than necessary?
The movie hits Netflix on May 21st and wont be hitting cinemas, and on a side note we are also getting Zack Snyder's 4 hours cut of Justice League on HBO Max in the US and other streaming services worldwide on March 18th.
As promised yesterday Pixar and Disney have released the first trailer for their upcoming Italian inspired movie Luca.
The movie is set in the Northern part of Italy and is set in and around around the ligurian culture and its people.
The story is based around two young friends who have a deep secret that when water touches them they turn into sea monsters, it is based on Northern Italian folklore which the director grey up hearing.
The movie is directed by Enrico Casarosa who was an artist on Pixar's Coco and you can tell in this trailer as it just spills with the same style and feeling of that movie.
The movie is voiced by Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer in starring roles and is released on June 18th - the trailer doesn't say if it will be theatrical or Disney+!
25th February 2021
In a bid to promote its new streaming platform Paramount+ the studio today has announced that selected movies will be put exclusively on the platform between 30 and 45 days after release.
The new streaming platform is the latest home video on demand service to be launched alongside the likes of Disney+ from Disney which includes the likes of Pixar, Star Wars and marvel Cinematic Universe and HBO Max which is owned by Warner Bros.
During the last 12 months Disney and Warner Bros. have used their platforms to launch their titles that have had long delays, like Disney's Mulan, although often they have also given them a theatrical release in cities and countries where they are open, HBO Max has done it at no extra charge, Disney have charged a premium on top of the monthly fee.
During a press conference today (February 24th 2021) ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish, who own Paramount and Universal studios laid out the plans for the new service which will take over from CBS All Access and their other streaming platforms.
The upcoming Mission:Impossible 7 and A Quiet Place Part II, both of which have suffered delayed releases because of the pandemic, are two title the CEO named which will be on the platform 45 days after an exclusive theatrical window.
Universal were the company last year that upset the cinema chains in the US when they announced they would shorted the exclusive window from 90 days to 30 days, and in a controversial move they put Trolls World Tour directly to video on demand (VOD).
Cinemas in the UK are going to open on or around May 17th and in the US cinemas are opening in different states as and when they can, the industry needs a hit movie in order to get people back into cinemas.
In China last weekend the movie Detective Cinamtown 3 was released which took over $300 Million on its opening weekend and to date has taken over $600 Million, challenging Avengers: Engame as the top grossing movie of all time.
China seems to cherish its industry and is doing all it can to make it thrive, so why is the same not happening in Europe and America?