Patti Jenkins is by no means happy with Warner Bros.’ decision. to release Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously.
The film was originally scheduled to be released in theaters in June 2020, but like many other productions, the film has been severely delayed due to the coronavirus. After two late releases, the movie finally appeared in the 2020 Christmas season.
Wonderful Woman 1984 It was simultaneously released in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. Given the number of cinemas closed, the film made a reasonable opening weekend with $16.7 million in the United States. It was even the best opening for a movie during the pandemic at the time.
However, the simultaneous release of the film on HBO Max took a toll on the box office. Film output grossed $46 million in the United States and $166 million in foreign theaters. A big setback for Jenkins, who seems to be outspoken against the hybrid versions:
“It was the best of a bunch of bad choices at the time, but it was a heartbreaking experience. It was bad for the movie. I don’t think the experience is the same on broadcast. Never no. I’m not a fan of the hybrid versions and always hope to avoid them.”
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