The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the world of cinema since new films have had to delay their theatrical release.
The cultural sector has suffered greatly since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cinema is unfortunately no exception. During the year 2020, this many films were constantly postponed because cinemas could not reopen their doors. This is particularly the case of the highly anticipated James Bond: Dying Can Wait which was originally due to be released on April 8, 2020 and which will finally do so on October 6, 2021, if it is not again shifted. Some studios like Disney have chosen to release the films on streaming platforms, exclusive or not. While the reopening of theaters last May suggested a semblance of a return to normal for the cinema, the implementation of the health pass two months later was another blow.
Faced with the sharp decrease in the number of admissions currently showing, some studios have again made the decision to postpone their films. Pathé notably made this choice with the film Eiffel, postponed from August 25 to October 13. With a budget commensurate with its ambitions (more than 20 million euros), it will tell the love story between engineer Gustave Eiffel and Adrienne Bourgès, which will indirectly lead to the construction of the Eiffel Tower. This date of October 13 was normally occupied by the third installment of the hit series. What have we done to the good Lord ?! but it will finally be released on February 2, 2022.
Falling admissions despite large productions
On the animation side, the latest production from the famous Ghibli studios Aya and the Witch was scheduled to be released during August but was ultimately postponed to a date as yet unknown. The European public could therefore find out. one year after Japan, where the film was released at the end of 2020. The drop in admissions for films currently showing is all the more worrying given that many were eagerly awaited. French comedies Kaamelott – First part and OSS 117: Red alert in black Africa already had large fan communities, just like the franchise Fast and Furious so the ninth part was released on July 14th.
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