Due to the current nature of the pandemic, new releases of many movies have been halted due to the inability to reopen theatres.
With this in mind, the way many studios are trying to maintain their income is by hosting Drive-in theatres and showing old movies.
Services that have not been affected by this is Video On Demand and Streaming services. As a matter of fact services like these have grown in the past few months.
Thanks to Drive-in Theatres, many old movies have been able to add to their box office collection and the movie that has gained the most has been Empire Strikes back, a Star Wars sequel.
The movie has earned around $500,000 over the weekend thanks to its run in over 622 theatre screens.
After Disney purchased LucasFilms, the studio behind the Star Wars Franchise, Disney can say that it had dominated the current Box Office standings.
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The other 2 Disney movies that have been on the list are also thanks to mergers, one being Inside Out by Pixar and Black Panther by Marvel.
Other Disney movies that are expected to also air in the near future are Frozen and Cinderella.
A few new movies have released, thanks to services like VOD and other streaming services. Even though it affected their earnings, it is still better than nothing.
From VOD, the relatively new movie that came out on top of earnings is Relic.
This thriller movie starring Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, and Bella Heathcote, has earned over $235,000 thanks to VOD and also Drive-in theatres as well.
The movie is not considered as a mainstream horror and been dubbed by many as almost a form of parody due to its elevated take on horror.
There are many Video on Demand services available currently. Some of these are iTunes, Google, and many lesser-known ones.
The outpost, a thriller taking place in Afghanistan and showcasing engagement between American soldiers and Taliban forces during the Afghan war, has been performing well.
Even though the exact earnings from this movie are not known, it is considered a success financially and also has been well received by critics and audiences.
The final way people have been watching movies recently is through streaming services, and even though no exact figures are known about their performance, their own ranking systems tell which movies have been performing well.
Netflix, the leading streaming service shows the current Top 10 watched in any given category.
The Old Guard was the most-watched on the service topping the Lorax and Unsolved Mysteries.
Greyhound is also set to premiere on Apple tv+ later this month.
Disney and HboMax are also planning for releasing new movies and originals.