One month ago, many France, Germany and other European governments re-instituted national lockdowns to put the brakes on an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. These mandates forced cinemas to close down once again, after having been given the green light to re-open during the summer. In France, movie theatres will be allowed to re-open beginning on 12/15, whereas Germany will extend its closures at least through 12/20. The box office fate of Warner Bros.’ Christmas release of Wonder Woman 1984 will be greatly impacted by operation status of Europe’s theatres, which had seen relatively strong grosses over the summer and saved WB’s Tenet from becoming a box office flop.
See also: Germany Extends COVID-19 Lockdown: Cinemas to Stay Shut Until at Least Dec. 20 (Hollywood Reporter)