The director and actors of the movie ‘The Batman’ greet the Vietnamese audience – Source: Publisher
People of Aries will not be able to get early access to highly anticipated upcoming movies such as The Batman, Morbius or Turning Red due to the influence of the military campaign that Russia is conducting in Ukraine.
Walt Disney is the first major US film studio to decide to stop showing all of its films in the Russian market, and also cancels the release schedule of the animated film “Turning Red” – which was originally scheduled to be released. on March 10 here.
A spokesperson for Walt Disney said: “We will make future business decisions based on the facts (in Ukraine). Meanwhile, given the size of the refugee crisis, the refugee crisis is growing. up, we are working with our NGO partners to provide emergency aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees.”
In a recent announcement, Warner Bros. also said it had halted its plans to release the Batman reboot starring Robert Pattinson in Russia.
Similarly, Sony Pictures announced to suspend the release schedule of the movie “Morbius” – a work in its expanded “Spider-Man universe” in this country, while Paramount decided not to open the cinema in Russia for the films. Upcoming blockbusters are “The Lost City” and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”.
According to data from Statista, Russia is currently the fourth largest film market in the world with 145 million tickets sold in 2021, behind India, the US and China.
Box office revenue in Russia also contributes an important part to the achievement of Hollywood movies. Recent projects such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home” or “Uncharted” have achieved high revenue from the box office in this country.
Box Office Mojo figures show that the Russian market brought Sony nearly $ 45 million with the recent release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, or before that an achievement of $ 46 million for “Avengers: Endgame” ” by Marvel Studios/Walt Disney and $116 million for “Avatar” by 20th Century Fox.
In a related development, on March 1, the Organizing Committee of the Cannes International Film Festival announced that official Russian delegations would not be invited to this most prestigious film event in France until this country. the end of the military campaign in Ukraine.