Box office writing continues to hurt my poor little head this year. It has become more and more myopic, even as Anthony at Deadline has added 20 and 30-year-old, utterly irrelevant comps to his mix of almost-meaningless attention-seeking data companies like CinemaScore and RelishMix.
Love your rants. Do not get why awards content needs to be driven by platform. A movie is a movie no matter where it is seen. Since most academy voters watch screeners on their home TVs, it is especially meaningless whether Netflix or a theater releases the movie. Academy rules are old-fashioned. There I've said it.
Don't ever change, David! :)
I think the last post-Thanksgiving opener I saw in that particular weekend was Gus Van Saint’s remake of “Psycho” in 1998. And that was because I had a free pass burning a hole in my pocket. It was a Saturday evening show and there were about 20 people in the audience, tops.
A movie like “Violent Night” opening this particular weekend makes sense. It might become a cult classic over the years but any kind of good opening for it is a win.
Is this particular weekend a dumping ground or does nobody know how to program for it?