‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Opens Strong in the Year of COVID
The new movie Wonder Woman 1984 has enjoyed a successful opening in 2020. The second movie in the Wonder Woman series reportedly earned $16.7 million over the Christmas weekend.
That is not a large amount in a normal year. But the coronavirus health crisis has changed expectations in the movie business. Usually, movie theaters are filled throughout the winter holiday season in the United States. There are lots of releases and lots of people paying to see them. On Christmas Day alone in 2019, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker earned $32 million from filmgoers.
The media market research company Comscore reports that only 35 percent of North American movie theaters are even operating right now.
Wonder Woman 1984 played in about 2,150 theaters. Media company HBOMax released it online at the same time. The movie made an additional $19.4 million internationally, after opening a week earlier. To date, Wonder Woman 1984 has made about $85 million around the world.
"This is a very weak theatrical opening," said David Gross of FranchiseRe, another market research company. Noting the many closed theaters and rising COVID-19 rate, Gross said, "The majority of moviegoers and fans have little choice but to watch the film on television. Early foreign openings have been weak as well."
Patty Jenkins directed and Gal Godot starred in both films in the series. The first was a huge success, opening with more than $100 million in sales at 4,100 theaters. It set a record for biggest opening by a female filmmaker. It earned $822 million worldwide.
Wonder Woman 1984 cost about $200 million to make. Before COVID-19 appeared, the film had been expected to earn about $1 billion from movie theater attendance.
FranchiseRE predicts that total earnings will be around $180 million.
WarnerMedia owns the film series. It is counting on Wonder Woman 1984 to matter more to HBO Max, a movie service. There were some reports of technical problems, however, from fans trying to watch online.
But Warner Bros. Studio is praising the performance as the best that could be expected, given the current conditions. The studio on Sunday announced that it would speed production of a third Wonder Woman film, with Jenkins and Gadot returning.
"Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations," said Andy Forssell, a WarnerMedia official.
"During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home," he added.
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5.Media company HBOMax released it online at the same time.
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6.It is counting on Wonder Woman 1984 to matter more to HBO Max, a movie service.
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在正常的年份，这部电影的票房并不可观。但是新冠病毒健康危机已经改变了电影业的预期 。通常，美国圣诞节期间，所有电影院都是座无虚席 。会有很多影片上映，也会有很多观众买票观影 。《星球大战：天行者的崛起》在2019年圣诞节当天就拿下了3200万美元票房 。
《神奇女侠1984》在大约2150家影院上映。HBOMax媒体公司还在网上发行了这部电影 。该影片一周前在全球首映拿下了1940万的票房 。截至目前，《神奇女侠1984》的全球票房约为8500万美元 。
FranchiseRe市场研究公司的戴维·格罗斯（David Gross）表示：“这是一次非常疲软的首映票房。”格罗斯提到了许多影院关门以及新冠肺炎感染病例不断攀升，他说：“大多数影迷没得选，只能在电视上看这部电影 。早前的国外首映票房也不佳 。”
《神奇女侠》系列的这两部电影由帕蒂·詹金斯执导，盖尔·加朵出演。第一部电影取得了巨大成功，在4100家影院的首映获得了超过1亿美元的票房 。这部电影创下了女制片人最高的首映记录 。这部电影在全球获得了8.22亿美元的票房 。
华纳媒体公司拥有该电影系列的发行权。它指望《神奇女侠1984》能给电影公司HBO MAX带来重大影响 。然而，有报道提到了在网上观影的影迷遇到的一些技术问题 。