What a difference a year makes. Courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters in 2020 saw their worst U.S. box office haul in nearly four decades, with $2.28 billion in ticket sales. That came on the heels of 2019’s record for second-best box office haul ever, at $11.4 billion. By the time 2020 ended, the bleak numbers were probably a surprise to no one. When they weren’t forced to close, theaters were dealing with capacity restrictions and consumer anxiety that made it hard to turn a profit. Toss in halted movie production and the increasing popularity of streaming releases, and the onslaught of closures and bankruptcies is easy to understand. Many real estate investors even questioned whether theaters as a whole could ever recover from such a devastating blow.
Now, Disney (NYSE: DIS) has announced its remaining films slated for 2021 will all debut exclusively in theaters before streaming on Disney+. Let’s look at why the company is making this decision now and why it’s such exciting news for real estate.
Welcome Back Audiences
Disney’s move from streaming to theater-focused releases is not based on a whim or a hunch. It comes right after Marvel’s Shang-Chi set a new Labor Day weekend record, with $90 million in North American gross receipts — the perfect ending to what shaped up to be a strong summer for theaters. And in a sign of confidence, Disney’s Friday announcement brought, theater stocks AMC (NYSE: AMC), IMAX (NYSE: IMAX), and Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) all rose significantly Monday.
The big screen, dim lighting, buttery popcorn, and surround sound make watching a movie at the theater an immersive experience that can seem inexpensive compared to many entertainment options. A terrific film can even make for great lunch or dinner conversation at a restaurant afterward. It really is an outing that can’t quite be replicated at home. And as our Matt Frankel and Deidre Woollard recently discussed, demand for a higher-end theater experience, with amenities like cushier seats and a full bar, is on the rise.
7¢ Skip Tracing – Guaranteed lowest price on the market for the best quality data.
Don’t just take our word for it. Try us out by running a small list first to see the tier 1 data for yourself. We are offering non-members access to member pricing, so you can experience the Skip Force Difference and improve the quality of your lists.
Pay wholesale price for quality data
Receive the TOP 3 Phone Numbers
Discover which phone numbers are best
Learn the BEST Time to reach a contact
We can take your old list, grade it and come up with the
BEST NUMBERS to contact
Develop a SNIPER MARKETING Plan
Increase ROI and TEAM MORALE
We have extended this special but cannot afford to keep this offer running for long.
Have Questions? Reach out to us, we’re here to help.
Call us at: 866-962-8190
As with any business venture, investing in real estate property requires an initial stage of planning and considering how taking such a significant step will affect other aspects of your life. In a sense, you’ll need to develop a “business plan” of sorts where you’ll designate a budget. In it, […]Read More
The way we live and work has been dramatically altered by the pandemic. The market is saturated by first-time buyers at the moment, many of whom require plenty of guidance from their real estate professional and many of whom spend most of their day behind some form of a screen. […]Read More
We are super excited to introduce our new list service! Skip Force Data We now have the Skip Force Data package available for purchase. Which provides you with your own private search engine and the ultimate shortcut for generating quality real estate leads fast. You will now have the ability [...]Read More