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Monday, 27 April 2015

If You Are In Germany (Sorry) Hundreds Of German Cinemas Boycotting Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Of course Disney are going t6o squeeze every cent out of something that is popular.  It is what they do. A furry turd gets attention then Disney will sell it at an over the top price.

Just as you are guaranteed that soon Star Wars and the Marvel Universe are going to cross over.  My gods, the Disney executives must be wetting their pants over that.  Why are Marvel Disney comics more and more sci fi based.....?

Hundreds Of German Cinemas Boycotting Avengers: Age Of Ultron
The heroes of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ won’t be assembling at a number of German theatres.
Theatres in 193 small towns in Germany are refusing to screen the Marvel blockbuster, citing Disney’s raised rental fee for the film, according to German publication Deutsche Welle. 

In total, the film is being kept from 686 screens.

      
Cinema owners told DW that they were taken aback when Disney announced it was upping the fee from 47.7 to 53 percent of ticket sales.
                                                                                               
Additionally, Disney is cutting its advertising spend and will not provide advances for 3D glasses. 

“We are worried, particularly about eastern Germany,” Karl-Heinz Meier, spokesman for advocacy group I.G. Nord, told DW. 

“When prices go up, then we have a serious problem that could force movie theatres to close.”

A Disney rep issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that the studio wouldn’t address the situation. “We don’t discuss the negotiations that we are engaged in with our partners in exhibition,” the statement reads.

The Joss Whedon-directed film, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, opened April 23 in Germany. 

It got off to a big start at the international box office this weekend with a $201.2 million haul, including $9.3 million from the German box office, and hits U.S. theatres on May 1.

Image credit: Disney

4 comments:

  1. And then the german cinema owners complain that less and less people go to the movies instead of getting it from the net or buying it on Blue Ray. If I watch it at home there are no stupid punks who always talk on the cellphone either.

    What´s strange is that this kind of boycott of companies like Disney always happens with the comic movies. They never pull this kind of shit with the CARS movies because they know they make buckets of money off the backs of those little kids.

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  2. What they mean is they want a bigger cut of Disney's greed because of their own greed! They KNOW the film is going to rake in cash but rather than put merchandise on sale and get a cut out of that (or buy wholesale and all profit is theirs) and maybe tryo to get more people into their cinemas....no. Greed. Will they boycott The Fast and Furious 27th film? nah. Years ago if you kept chatting or being a nuisance you got kicked o9ut of a cinema -no refunds. But I have seen chunks of movies go on You Tube -filmed on mobile phone. WTF is that about? No, I ain't buying the dvd -someone upload 30 minutes of it via mobile phone"!!!

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