While the streaming release was “heartbreaking” and “detrimental,” it was the “best choice”, according to Wonder Woman 1984’s director.

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Wonder Woman 1984 filmmaker Patty Jenkins has commented on the “detrimental” impact of Wonder Woman 1984’s day-and-date release in the DC Extended Universe (DCU). 

According to Deadline, during a discussion at CinemaCon on Thursday, Jenkins discussed Wonder Woman 1984’s theatrical day-and-date model. Even while she conceded that it was “the best choice out of a series of awful alternatives” at the time, she allegedly called the movie’s release a “heartbreaking experience.”

When Warner Bros. revealed last year that the studio’s entire 2021 picture slate would be available simultaneously for an entire-time on HBO Max, it shook the industry. WW84 was released in December, and it served as a test of how blockbuster movies might do if they were released on a specific day and day.

The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman opened to barely $18.8 million in China and $38.5 million internationally. However, to make up for its $200 million budget, the film grossed a total of 166.5 million dollars globally after earning $46.5 million in the United States and $120 million in other territories. 

“It had a negative impact on the film. But, I knew it was possible,” the movie’s box office performance follows its simultaneous premiere on HBO Max and theatres,” Jenkins remarked. “It doesn’t seem to work the same way on streaming. Date and time is not my favourite, and I hope to stay away from them forever. I make films for the large screen.”

Because these films are often released in theatres and then streamed, Jenkins said she would never develop a movie for Netflix or any other streaming service. A limited-run film, she said, “is difficult to sell,” but she enjoys working on television with Netflix.

During the fourth quarter of last year, HBO Max’s subscription counts more than doubled as an estimated 554,000 people signed up between December 25 and 27. “Nearly half” of HBO Max subscribers watched the superhero sequel on its premiere day, according to WarnerMedia.

After viewing the Wonder Woman sequel, you might want to check out 7 of the biggest WTF questions we had. Warner Bros. has previously revealed that Wonder Woman 3 is in development, with director Patty Jenkins and lead star Gal Gadot scheduled to return.

 

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