‘Star Wars’ May Force ‘The Hateful Eight’ And ‘The Revenant’ To Lose Theater Screens
So what is the Yuletide going to be like on the Box Office? Well, for starters, there’s a big blockbuster waiting to happen in the shape of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The buzz on the film is already giving it four to five star, most critics praising it for its meticulous detail work. The movie is not very innovative on the story front and I for one might give it a miss, but a lot of Star Wars enthusiasts are looking forward to watching the big budget special effects on the big screens in theaters. The downside of the whole thing is that the big budget mega-film could corner the market so much that the smaller budget films like “The Revenant” and “The Hateful Eight” might not get enough screens to display on, Forbes reports.
Quentin Tarantino who has directed “The Hateful Eight” went on record on the Howard Stern show to show how infuriating it was for directors of smaller budget films that their films will not get bigger screens because Star Wars might be cornering the whole holiday season screenings. He was particularly angry that he was refused time on the screen of the big Arclight Dome Auditorium in Los Angeles, just because Disney forced the people owning it to give more screenings to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Tarantino’s films have always been well-received by critics and have their own fan following, but he might not be able to push in his movie when a big budget movie like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is around. Another film that may suffer losses would be “The Revenant” which is already starting to look like an Oscar contender. Both of these movies are filmed in such a way that they will look spectacular on the big 70 mm screens, but they might not get quite as many screens during the holiday season, because the new Star Wars movie is around.
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