SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME’S astounding global launch proves there’s no way moviegoers will stay home when something’s playing they really want to see.
This isn’t what Wall Street analysts & consumer media pundits believe. To them, moviegoing is a relic of the pre-pandemic past. Why they ask, would anyone visit a cinema when they can see the same movies at home free (not counting monthly fees) sitting on their couches and munching microwaved popped corn?
The moviegoing experience is, of course, an integral part of why people like going to theatres. Moviegoers know the difference between seeing a movie like the new Spidey (pictured) on the big screen and viewing it at home. After years of lockdowns & working-from-home, people are eager to get out of the house. They want the shared experience of enjoying a movie with friends or family & hundreds of strangers there in the cinema darkness.
Movies have always been a product-driven business. People pay to see the films they want to see or that marketing’s made them think they want to see. Hollywood would sell a lot more tickets if it just listened to what audiences like and made more movies like those.