WarnerMedia Toppers Bullish On ‘Dune’ Sequel & More ‘Sopranos’ & ‘Matrix’ Despite Muted Box Office Results In HBO Max Day/Date Experiment

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WarnerMedia Toppers Bullish On ‘Dune’ Sequel & More ‘Sopranos’ & ‘Matrix’ Despite Muted Box Office Results In HBO Max Day/Date Experiment
In a wide ranging interview with Deadline staff before earnings were released, WarnerMedia toppers Jason Kilar and Ann Sarnoff were quite pleased with the long term results of the disruptive decision to put its entire 2021 theatrical slate on its fledgling streaming service HBO Max as the films were released in movie theaters. They spent the money and time to repair relationships with talent and their reps, and said they will not blindside them or movie theaters again. More importantly, the numerous films on the slate with sequel potential will not be penalized by the stunted box office receipts that came from people choosing to watch from home. That bodes well for future installments of Dune, Matrix and The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark. They along with Kong Vs. Godzilla (a sequel certainty) and The Suicide Squad are the kinds of films made specifically to feed franchises., It sounds
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