New Jack City: Update -Disney Makes Peace with Theaters over ALICE

According to the industry trade paper VARIETY, Disney has reportedly resolved its dispute with major worldwide exhibitors regarding the studio’s shortened theatrical window for Tim Burton’s upcoming
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6 Responses to New Jack City: Update -Disney Makes Peace with Theaters over ALICE

  1. Anonymous says:

    C’mon Jack, what’s the story behind the story?

    What points were conceded by Disney and/or AMC to reach an agreement? Where were the other 2 (of the big 3-Regal & Cinemark) in this dispute? What is now the current window on ALICE and what about future Disney (BV) releases? Will the other Studios follow suit? Did Disney sweeten the film rental deal to get the theatres? Will the tighter dvd window mean the demise of the intermediate/sub run houses? Inquiring Industry minds are depending upon you to get us the scoop. And keep up the good Industry coverage.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Johnnyb brings up some interesting points. He must be in the industry and obviously knows more then he’s willing to tell.
    Frankly I wasn’t aware that there still are any intermediate/sub run houses in Kansas City. If there are then they’re the best kept movie secret.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to see the movie. Will you do a review on it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sure will. It’ll be posted next Friday, March 5.

  5. Anonymous says:

    JACK QUESTION? Why do so many movies have their debuts first in other countries? Especially England.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Good question, Rick! Truthful answer…I’m not completely sure.
    Here are some speculations. In the U.S. a studio may hold off releasing their major film ’til around Independence Day weekend or Thanksgiving. Those holidays, of course, don’t exist in other countries. The opposite could be true with European holidays vs. American release dates.
    Take “MAMMA MIA” for example which world premiered in London. Why? Well for one, ABBA was much bigger there than in the States. It was also the city that gave birth to the stage play.
    As it turend out “MAMMA MIA” the movie became the biggest grossing movie in British HISTORY—that is until “AVATAR” finally beat it.
    England’s huge opening numbers certainly then propelled the movie world-wide.

    One other observation. Most ‘tentpole’ pictures—like Disney’s upcoming “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” now debut on the same date around the globe. Keeps the film pirates from getting too much of an advance hold on major new titles.

    Thanks for the comment!

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