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An Unknown Box Office Leads to On Demand Boom

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It’s unknown when and if weekend box office results will be released. Major chains like AMC and Regal have shut down due to coronavirus leaving thousands of screens dark.

That has lead movie studios to shift their strategies either forgoing theatrical releases or crunching the time frame when movies are released for On Demand consumption early. It’s a massive shift in the industry and unknown if it’ll continue once the crisis has abated.

We’ll have an update when/if the weekend box office numbers are released but below is when you can watch some recent releases from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Emma
Original Release Date: Feb. 21
On Demand Plans: Universal has made the Jane Austen adaptation available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99 through numerous providers.

The Hunt
Original Release Date: March 13
OnDemand Plans: Universal has made the Betty Gilpin thriller available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99 through numerous providers.

The Invisible Man
Original Release Date: Feb. 28
On Demand Plans: Universal has made the Elisabeth Moss thriller available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99 through numerous providers.

Onward
Original Release Date: March 6
On Demand Plans: Disney has released Onward for digital download beginning this past Friday (March 20) via numerous providers; the Pixar film will begin streaming on Disney+ starting April 3.

The Gentlemen
Original Release Date: Jan. 24
On Demand Plans: Guy Ritchie’s return to the crime thriller will arrive via digital download on Tuesday, March 24.

Birds of Prey
Original Release Date: Feb. 7
On Demand Plans: Warner Bros. will make Margot Robbie’s R-rated superhero movie available for digital purchase beginning Tuesday, March 24; the film is expected to release for rental in early April. It’s unknown when it’ll arrive on the DCUniverse digital platform.

The Way Back
Original Release Date: March 6
On Demand Plans: The Ben Affleck film is set to arrive via digital purchase download beginning Tuesday, March 24 courtesy of Warner Bros.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Original Release Date: Feb. 14
On Demand Plans: Paramount announced on March 20 that the hit video game adaptation would arrive to digital platforms for purchase beginning March 31.

Bloodshot
Original Release Date: March 13
On Demand Plans: Sony will release the Vin Diesel superhero movie onto digital platforms beginning Tuesday, March 24.

I Still Believe
Original Release Date: March 13
On Demand Plans: The Christian rock biopic starring Riverdale’s KJ Apa is set to become available via digital download on Friday, March 27.

Trolls World Tour
Original Release Date: April 10
On Demand Plans: The film will release on the same date but will do so digitally instead of in theaters.

The Lovebirds
Original Release Date: April 3
On Demand Plans: The movie was pulled from theaters and has found a home at Netflix. A release date hasn’t been announced.

US Box Office Drops to its Lowest in 2 Decades as Onward Repeats in First and 73% Drop

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It was a brutal weekend at the box office with only Onward breaking the $10 million mark, and it did just barely.

Ticket sales are lower than the post 9/11 attacks as theaters have closed and individuals are staying home to avoid the coronavirus. It’s unknown exactly how bad the weekend is but it is expected to be below the $59.7 million total from September 21, 2001 and may be below $54 million which was the total on January 14, 1998, the previous record low.

Onward, which was the previous weekend’s top film dropped over 73% earning an estimated $10.5 million. Internationally, the film earned $6.8 million from 47 markets. It’s now earned $101.7 million worldwide.

I Still Believe debuted in second place with an estimated $9.5 million. The film fell below expectations, which is understandable. It did earn an “A” CinemaScore and a 99% audience score on RottenTomatoes. The audience was 74% female and 73% were over the age of 25.

In third place was Sony’s Bloodshot, the newest comic cinematic universe to come to the screen. It opened with $9.3 million which actually beat expectations. The audience enjoyed it with a 78% on RottenTomatoes though critics gave it a 31% rating. The opening day audience gave it a “B” CinemaScore.

Internationally, the film opened in 50 markets and was #1 in over half of them. The film brought in $13 million overseas for an international total of $15.1 million.

The Invisible Man landed in third dipping 60% from the previous weekend. It earned $5.9 million in its third week of release. Internationally, it added $6.2 million. Worldwide its tally is $122.7 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Hunt which initially was delayed to the controversy of the film. It earned $5.3 million and received a “C+” CinemaScore and 65% audience score on RottenTomatores. Internationally it opened in four markets.

In comic related film news…

Birds of Prey dropped from last week’s #8 to #11 earning an estimated $555,000 to bring its domestic total to $84.1 million. With the current situation, the film is unlikely to cross the $100 million domestic mark by the time its run is over.

Things likely won’t get better for a while. A Quiet Place II was to open next weekend and projected a $60 million opening. That film is being moved to a different date. Mulan was to open on March 27 and that too is being moved. That film should have been a guaranteed hit and another win for Disney. There are no major films opening in the next few weeks and with the public urged to stay home, it may be until Marvel’s Black Widow in May before we see a turnaround.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive looking at 2019 and 2020’s comic adaptations.

Onward Scores a Weekend Box Office Win

Onward

Onward took first place at the box office in its debut weekend. The film earned an estimated $40 million. That’s on the lower end of expectations for the Pixar and Disney film which was expected to open with closer to $50 million.

The film earned an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day crowds and a 96% audience score on RottenTomatoes. The audience was 52% female with kids and parents making up 58% of the opening weekend crowd.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $28 million from 47 territories. It will open mid-April for Korea, Italy, and Japan while releases in Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Taiwan remain and a date yet to be set for China.

The Invisible Man dipped from last weekend’s first place coming in second with an estimated $15.2 million. The movie has earned $52.7 million after ten days and a budget of just $7 million. Internationally, the film added $17.3 million for an overseas total of $45.6 million.

The Way Back debuted in third place with an estimated $8.5 million. It too was on the lower end of expectations for the opening. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore with a crowd that was 53% female and 87% of the audience was aged 25 or older. The movie debuted in 14 overseas markets with an estimated $640,000 from 448 screens. The next key markets open in April.

Sonic the Hedgehog ran into fourth place with an estimated $8 million. Internationally, the film added $12 million. The film has earned $295.6 million worldwide after four weeks.

Rounding out the top five was The Call of the Wild which earned an estimated $7 million to bring its domestic total to $57.4 million. Internationally, the film added $4.8 million to bring that total to $42.1 million.

When it comes to comic films…

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn came in at #8 with an estimated $2.2 million to bring its domestic total to $82.6 million.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was #10 after last week’s debut at #4. The film added $1.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $12.7 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019 and 2020’s comic films!

New Items Coming in 2015 from Diamond Select Toys!

Remember, remember the month of November! That’s the month when Diamond Select Toys dropped a heaping plateful of new listings on comic shops and online retailers, including items from Marvel Comics, Star Trek: TNG, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, Sin City, Batman, Pulp Fiction, The Invisible Man, Pathfinder, and Jay and Silent Bob’s Groovy Cartoon Movie! Now, these items won’t be out until spring of next year, but you can pre-order them now, via your local shop or your preferred web store. Read on for all the new goodness!

Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Bluntman and Chronic Mug

A Diamond Select Toys release! Getting ready for a long night of fighting crime in Leonardo, New Jersey? Fuel up on java before leaving home, using this decorative ceramic mug featuring Leonardo’s ever-vigilant duo in the animated style of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon movie! The mug bears the face of Bluntman on one side and the face of Chronic on the other, so you can choose whose head to drink out of. Plus, their names are on the handle! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #NOV142186, SRP: $14.99)

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Marvel Avengers Logo Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Release! Avengers assemble… for refreshments! With this 4″ by 6″ silicone tray, you can cast up ice, gelatin and chocolate in the shape of the famous Avengers logo. Your delicious concoctions may not be able to save snack time from the forces of evil, but they’ll sure as heck avenge it! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV142180, SRP: $14.99)

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Batman Classic TV Series The Joker Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Release! The clown prince of crime is now his own worst enemy! With its ability to store your pocket change, this 8″ vinyl bank of The Joker is the perfect target for The Joker, who loves himself even more than he loves money. Based on the likeness of Cesar Romero as he appeared in the Batman Classic TV Series, this vinyl bust bank has a coin slot on his back and an access door in his base. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!  (Item #NOV142177, SRP: $22.99)

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Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Figural Bank

A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!  (Item #NOV142176, SRP: $29.99

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Marvel Deadpool Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Release! Eat me! That’s what your snack will be screaming at you once you cast up an assortment of chocolate, ice cubes and gelatin (not tacos) in the shape of the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! It’s easy to crack wise when you add Deadpool to your diet, and this 4″ by 6″ silicone tray lets you put Deadpool where your mouth is! Deadpool! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV142175, SRP: $14.99)

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Marvel Minimates Series 60 X-Men Vs. Brotherhood Asst.

A Diamond Select Release! Some of the X-Men’s most memorable costumes and memorable foes return in this all-new assortment of Marvel Minimates! Exclusively available through Previews, this assortment has the X-Men’s Strike Force team (as seen in Uncanny X-Men #275) take on that era’s Brotherhood of Mutants, a.k.a. Freedom Force! Plus each two pack of 2-inch Minimates includes bonus parts to create an alternate X-Men character! The two-packs include Wolverine (with Forge parts) vs. Blob, Banshee (with Gambit parts) vs. Pyro, Storm (with Psylocke parts) vs. Avalanche, and a short-packed, one-per-case two-pack of Jubilee vs. Destiny! Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum!  (Item #NOV142181, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)

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Pathfinder Goblin Vinyl Figure Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Most goblin banks are pretty dull affairs, with lots of writing in books. But this goblin bank carries a knife! The Goblins of Golarion can be vicious and nasty, prone to violence and greedy beyond measure. So what better way to keep your money safe than inside one? This Goblin also carries a giant die, to show people how much you love the game Pathfinder, and to remind you to save some money for the next campaign. (Item #NOV142182, SRP: $29.99)

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Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bonnie Situation Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got a dead body in your car, you’re covered with blood, you’re hiding out at your friend’s house, and his wife is on the way home. What do you do? You call the Wolf! Re-creating the famous storyline form Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking film Pulp Fiction, the “Bonnie Situation”  Minimates Box Set includes Minimates mini-figures of Bloody Jules, Bloody Vince, The Wolf, and Jimmie. Each 2-inch Minimate features various interchangeable parts and accessories, including guns and coffee mugs. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV142183, SRP: $19.99)

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Sin City Movie Marv Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sin City is no place for the soft or weak. Luckily, Marv is as hard as they come! We made this collectible 6″ bust of Marv out of high-quality resin, so he and his gun Gladys will blend into your bust collection, no matter how tough a crowd it is. Set into a rocky base, he’ll stand guard on your shelf. your desk or even the bar at Kadie’s Club Pecos! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #NOV142178, SRP: $59.99)

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Star Trek Select TNG Lt. Worf Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Today is a good day for a new Star Trek Select action figure! The next Star Trek action figure release from DST is the Enterprise’s Chief Security Officer, Lt. Worf. The Klingon officer, who would later transfer to Deep Space Nine, comes with extra arms, weapons and hairstyles, to customize him in a variety of iconic poses, as well as a diorama base that is compatible with the previous Star Trek Select release, Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. (Item #NOV142174, SRP: $24.99)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys release! Not since the TMNT met Vanilla Ice have they been this cool! This 4″ x 6″ silicone tray allows you to cast up ice cubes, gelatin and even chocolate in the shape of the four turtles, as well as the Ninja Turtles logo! Turn any Pizza Party into a Turtle Takeover! The perfect companion to DST’s TMNT bottle opener and pizza cutter! Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV142184, SRP: $14.99)

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Universal Monsters Invisible Man Lion’s Head Inn Pint Glass

A Diamond Select Toys release! Feeling invisible at your job? Want to get away from the crowds? Why not book a room at the luxurious Lion’s Head Inn, in the scenic village of Iping? Inspired by the 1933 film The Invisible Man, this pint glass bears the Lion’s Head Inn logo, and will serve as a lasting memento of that time you hung out the “Do Not Disturb” sign and tinkered with the forces of nature. Comes packaged in a window box. (Item #NOV142185, SRP: $10.99)

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Marvel Select Carnage Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s Classic Venom action figure was a hit with collectors, and now DST is going for a repeat! The Carnage action figure has a new, detailed sculpt by Venom sculptor Jean St. Jean, and features 16 points of articulation as well as a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Three interchangeable heads, regular hands, weapon hands and removable tendrils allow you to customize your figure’s appearance however you wish! Comes packaged on a full-color Select blister card with spine artwork for shelf display.(Item #NOV142179, SRP: $24.99)

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Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replica

A Diamond Select Release! It’s back in time! Our sold-out Flux Capacitor Replica makes its triumphant return with this new run of the screen-accurate Back to the Future Trilogy prop! Measuring in at 16″ tall by 11″ wide, this electronic Flux Capacitor features the same attention to detail and sturdy construction as previous editions, but with an improved, film-accurate lighting design (no strobe light) taken directly from the Back to the Future feature films! DISCLAIMER: Does not make time travel possible. (Item #OCT088076, SRP: $395.00)

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Classics Illustrated Now on ComiXology

om5rbDwToday Trajectory, Inc. entered into a digital distribution agreement with comiXology to make available Trajectory’s Classic Illustrated line of comics and graphic novels to comiXology fans around the globe.

One of the well-known brands in the comic book publishing arena, The Classics Illustrated line consists of illustrated adaptations of traditional literature, non-fiction and biographies featuring the world’s greatest stories by the worlds greatest authors including: Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, The Last of the Mohicans, War of the Worlds, The Pearl Princess, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood, Snow White, Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers and over one hundred more.

To celebrate the announcement, Trajectory and comiXology have made over 15 issues available today and within several months, the entire 120 issues run of the Classics Illustrated will be available to experience in comiXology’s Guided View and in CMX-HD on compatible iOS and Android devices.

The complete launch list is:

Classics Illustrated #1: The Three Musketeers
Classics Illustrated #4: The Last of the Mohicans
Classics Illustrated #13: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Classics Illustrated #26: Frankenstein
Classics Illustrated #47: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Classics Illustrated #54: The Man in the Iron Mask
Classics Illustrated #64: Treasure Island
Classics Illustrated #124: The War of the Worlds
Classics Illustrated #128: Macbeth
Classics Illustrated #134: Romeo and Juliette
Classics Illustrated #153: The Invisible Man
Classics Illustrated Junior #501: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Classics Illustrated Junior #506: The Three Little Pigs
Classics Illustrated Junior #515: Johnny Appleseed
Classics Illustrated Junior #519: Paul Bunyan