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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

It's basically a kind of stunt: The war thriller starring Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara was only screened at a single theatre, the Reel Cinema in Burnley, as part of promotions around ...
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Why was Civil War billed as a Captain America movie as opposed to an Avengers movie?

You are certainly right that this film seems to be chock full of Avengers. However, it is still a rather personal Captain America movie through and through. You could as well ask that question about ...
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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

Probably contractual If you click through the links to a similar story about Emma Watson we find this quote.. “Day-and-date releases minimise costs for a distributor,” says Andreas Wiseman, Screen ...
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Why was Civil War billed as a Captain America movie as opposed to an Avengers movie?

As expained in this excellent answer by @phantom42 on SF/F, Kevin Feige (the head of Marvel's film studio division) discussed this point last year, when talking about the number of characters in the ...
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Why is Independence Day: Resurgence not released on July 4th?

Simply put it is because of the competition from other movies. There is also a page here with the exact same question and they arrive to the same conclusions: Fox isn't speaking out on why the sequel ...
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When the trailer for a movie is released, how far along is it in development?

Trailers typically come out before a movie is "distribution-ready", but exactly how far along depends on the movie, and how far in advance they want to hype it. For starters, trailers are usually ...
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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

Films must have a cinematic release in order for the producers to recieve the full available production offset tax credits. Distributors know the rort and offer these box-tick releases at a ...
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Why have the home releases of the recent Star Wars films been in March?

It's not exclusive to the Star Wars franchise but as a whole, the DVD/Blu-ray releases has been shortened to release nearly 3-4 months after the movies hit the theatres. Based on the Forbes article: ...
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Why aren't UK cinema listings available more than a week in advance?

I'd assume that most cinema visits are fairly "spur of the moment" decisions, often not planned more than a day or so in advance. Yes, there are exceptions, e.g. people wanting to view the latest ...
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Why is Independence Day: Resurgence not released on July 4th?

Probably to avoid a tough competition since on Jul 1, there will be 4 new movies with a nation wide releases and at Jul 8, 2 movies, one of them is "The Secret Life of Pets" which is predicted to be ...
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Why was Colossal marketed the way it was?

According to multiple sources, from interviews to film reviews, it appears that there was a blip on the radar from the beginning which revolved around Toho (the owners of the Godzilla franchise) suing ...
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Why was Terminator: Dark Fate marketed as "...the day after Judgment Day"?

The film was marketed as a "direct sequel" to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It doesn't literally take place the day afterwards, but the implication is that the other sequel films that were ...
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Why aren't UK cinema listings available more than a week in advance?

In multi-screen cinemas, it is hard to predict long term demand for each movie The core reason why cinemas don't list movies a long time in advance in the UK (except for the weeks movies are released)...
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Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?

James Cameron's original intention was to save the reveal (that the original Terminator is now a goodie) for the film. The studio's marketing team apparently spoke to him while the film was still in ...
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Is there a way to find out about Movie/TV Budgets?

Try "THE NUMBERS" which has a section on budgets: Caveats apply: all Hollywood accounting is fictional budgets are mainly designed to ensure maximal grants / tax breaks / investment and are most ...
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At what stage of animation are branding assets like posters created?

It seems that there are some misunderstandings with how animated films are made. There are several different kinds. Most modern animated films use computer graphics to create the animation - this is ...
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Why is Independence Day: Resurgence not released on July 4th?

Presumably, some people will be interested in seeing the movie on July 4th. People who see the movie on another day will be seeing the movie before or after July 4th. It is probably best for them to ...
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Why distribute a film to a single theatre?

This sort of thing is usually done as a limited release to drum up reviews for the media. It's cheaper than a large-scale advertising campaign or premieres, but I've only ever heard about it being ...
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Why aren't UK cinema listings available more than a week in advance?

Assuming the business works the same in the UK as it does in the US, it simply isn't a priority to worry about the schedule 2-3 weeks out. First, release dates change. Yes, this may sound surprising, ...
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Why aren't UK cinema listings available more than a week in advance?

Money. It's not UK thing. It's a European thing (where cinemas are independent from production companies). There is a finite amount of copies that are available. And cinemas have to wait for their ...
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What's the term for a scene in a film designed to be shared on social media?

I've always referred to them as clips. You see this most often on late shows where they interview actors or directors and at some point cut to a clip from whatever movie they're promoting. On the web ...
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Why are screeners released in DVD format instead of Blu-ray?

"From what I see on torrent sites..." I'd guess that the quality is enough for what's needed for screeners to screen and review a movie, and the format makes pirated versions that circulate before ...
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First movie that collaborated with fast-food outlets?

The first Star wars tie in was Burger Chef not Burger King.
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