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Is the MORBIUS campaign about to begin…again?

For those not familiar, MORBIUS is an extension of Sony’s hugely successful Marvel universe. The flagship of that universe, of course, are the SPIDER-MAN movies. In 2018, Sony expanded beyond the wall-crawler with VENOM. Critics didn’t love it, but the films made an impressive $850M worldwide, $214M here at home. The follow-up VENOM: LET THERE […]

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The Quorum: TEAM SCARLETT

There are several reasons to support Scarlett Johansson in her legal battle with Disney. The crux of the case is whether the studio was in breach of contract when it moved BLACK WIDOW from a theatrical-only release to a hybrid release. Johansson is arguing that this rollout reduced her back-end bonuses that are tied to […]

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Delta Variant Update

Will upcoming films be on the move? Last week we reported that 26% of filmgoers were less likely to see a movie in a theater due to the rise of the Delta variant. With the spike in COVID cases dominating headlines, we posed the question once again. This time, just a few days later, that […]

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Trailer Callback: July 20-21

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Ridley Scott edition. Ridley Scott has two films coming out this year. First up, it’s THE LAST DUEL, which has the distinction of reuniting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on the screen. DUEL arrives in October. A month later, HOUSE OF GUCCI hits […]

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Kudos to MGM.

This is the kind of publicity you want. Organic or planted, who cares? It worked. Clearly, the HOUSE OF GUCCI campaign has kicked in. The trailer was dropped in the afternoon (love that). This one moves into active rotation on The Quorum. Stay tuned… […]

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New to The Quorum: THE BLACK PHONE

Who knew that Ethan Hawke, star of the 1994 classic REALITY BITES, would go onto have such an interesting and diverse career? I don’t think many of us would have guessed that he would be a four-time Oscar nominee – twice for acting (TRAINING DAY, BOYHOOD) and twice for writing (BEFORE MIDNIGHT, BEFORE SUNSET). Bottom […]

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Delta variant may shrink box office by more than 25%.

Oh crap. Just when it seemed the theatrical world was returning to something resembling pre-pandemic norms, along comes the Delta variant. At The Quorum, we wanted to know how the surge in Covid cases was impacting intent to go to the theater. As it turns out, we should brace ourselves for more downward pressure over […]

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Reasons to root for GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Today, we got the first full trailer for GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, following the very clever teaser spot that came out a few months ago. If there’s one movie to root for, this is a good choice. Special props to Sony for not giving up after misogynistic Internet trolls eviscerated the 2016 all-female version of GHOSTBUSTERS. It […]

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Can Marvel films survive the next few months?

The studio is having a moment on the TV side. Not so much on the film side. BLACK WIDOW opened to $80M theatrically, and everyone is jockeying to be the first to say that Marvel is done. It’s over. After an epically successful 13-year run, Marvel is toast. Stick a fork in it. There have […]

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