For the primary time, a Netflix film is getting a one-week theatrical sneak preview occasion throughout 600 AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters within the U.S. The historic deal marks the first time all three main theater chains have agreed to point out a big-budget Netflix film.
Viewers will get an opportunity to look at “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller,” the “Knives Out” sequel, in theaters throughout Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 to 29, precisely one month earlier than Netflix releases the movie to its platform on December 23. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 10.
The streaming big additionally introduced yesterday that the movie would additionally play in choose theaters throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK, Eire, Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.
Netflix acquired the rights to “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller” and “Knives Out 3” for a reported $450 million. The streamer is probably going hoping the theatrical launch will deliver new subscribers to the streamer who need to watch the movie of their properties. Over the summer time, the corporate skilled a lack of practically a million subscribers.
Adam Aron, AMC Chairman, and CEO mentioned in a press release, “This announcement of our first-ever settlement with Netflix is important for AMC and for film lovers around the globe. As we’ve got typically mentioned, we imagine that each theatrical exhibitors and streamers can proceed to co-exist efficiently… due to the bigger cultural resonance these films can acquire from a theatrical launch, they may wind up taking part in to a wider viewers when additionally they are considered on streaming platforms.”
Beforehand, AMC, Regal and Cinemark boycotted Netflix films. In 2014, the three theater chains refused to point out Netflix’s first authentic movie, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Inexperienced Legend” as a result of the businesses had been unwilling to point out a film that will concurrently stream to customers of their properties.
Additionally, in 2019, AMC and Regal declined to point out Netflix’s “Roma” in theaters, which was the primary Netflix movie to be nominated for finest image. The next yr, Netflix’s finest image nominees, “The Irishman” and “Marriage Story,” had been additionally not proven at AMC or Regal.
Now, it seems that AMC, Regal and Cinemark have turned over a brand new leaf, most definitely because of the continued success of Netflix movies. Netflix earned 7 wins throughout final yr’s Oscars.
“Knives Out” was a field workplace hit when it hit theaters in 2019, incomes $311.6 million worldwide on a $40 million funds. So, we think about the sequel will carry out nicely in theaters.
“Glass Onion” will see the return of detective Benoit Blanc—performed by Daniel Craig—who has to unravel a homicide throughout a visit to a non-public Greek island owned by tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton). Different stars embrace Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke and Leslie Odom, Jr.