Monday, October 26

Box Office

Box Office, Coronavirus, Ethan Hawke, Movies, Summer Movies

Summer movie season pins hopes on August, but will people come back?

For the first time in the modern era, the month of July will go by without a single blockbuster opening in movie theatres.With kids out of school, as the calendar flips to the back half of the year, this is usually the point in the movie-release cycle when studios unspool some of their biggest titles.After Tenet shifted its release from July to Aug. 12 last week, Disney followed suit, postponing its live-action remake of Mulan to Aug. 21.The Mouse House is hoping that the film will open in time to welcome families back to theatregoing after an unsettling summer shutdown that has seen many long-standing traditions upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.After three months, theatres across Canada — which were abruptly forced to shut in March as the coronavirus swept the globe — are cautio...