Tag: Box Office

Why I Think Theaters Will Return in May: Forecasting When Society Can Reopen

A character in The Sun Also Rises described going into bankruptcy as happening “gradually and then all at once.” This apt description has been applied to everything from debt insolvency to failed democracies.  The US recovery from Covid-19 will likely feel the same way. Right now, most of the coverage I read is fairly pessimistic ...

Most Important Story of the Week – 25 Sep 20: We’re Heading for the (Almost) Worst Case Scenario For Theaters

Last week was a big one for me as I tore through a lot of Mulan data to produce my soon-to-be-biggest article of all time, “1.2 million Folks Bought Mulan on Disney+”. (It looks like it will dethrone the previous champion, “Netflix is a Broadcast Channel”.) It’s been four weeks since I checked in on ...

1.2 Million Folks Bought Mulan in the US During It’s Opening Weeknd: The (Not) Definitive Analysis of Disney’s Mulan Experiment

How many folks bought Mulan? That’s the buzziest question in the streaming wars right now. Since we don’t know, we’re left to pick at the analytics tea leaves. Fortunately, as each day passes, we’ve got more tea leaves to pick through. (Partly, the question is relevant because it gets to the buzziest question, “Who’s winning, ...