Actor Ben Affleck thinks that because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), cinemas will only screen big budget movies.
The global pandemic caused by Coronavirus It has hit the film industry very hard, since on the one hand the cinemas have been closed and the recording sets have taken some time to be safe. In fact, there are some films that pause because they detect a positive case. But also streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney +, HBO Max or Amazon they are winning the battle. Now Ben affleck he reflects on the future that awaits us and it is not entirely positive.
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“I think after COVID-19, movies like The Town: City of Thieves (2010), movies like Argo (2012), all the movies I made would actually end up on streaming services. There will probably be 20-25 movies a year that will be released and they will all be great movies. Be it the kind of movies that Disney makes like Aladdin or Star Wars or Avengers, something that can be counted on to do a $ 500 million business. " Ben Affleck commented.
“And I think it's going to be very, very difficult for mid-budget dramas and movies like The Town to get theatrical distribution. You will see massive and massive movies getting a large-scale distribution or small movies doing low prestige premieres in some cinemas, but most of them will be able to be seen on streaming services. I think that's for better or for worse, and you can draw your own conclusions, but that would be my best guess about the direction of the film business based on what I'm seeing now and the experiences I'm having trying to do things. " . Ben Affleck concluded.
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Before COVID-19, this war already existed.
For a few years, more specifically when Netflix became very popular, the film industry began to change. But because of the Coronavirus, everything has accelerated. People get used to watching good movies on streaming platforms without having to go through the cinema and the big releases will always be an event that will bring many people to theaters. But Ben affleck is worried about movies like The Town It cost about $ 37 million and raised $ 154 million worldwide. In modern times people may not have gone to theaters to see it and yet it would be perfect for the home market.
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