Boxoffice Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Boxoffice Pro Deputy Editor Rebecca Pahle runs down Disney’s latest batch of release date changes before speaking with Chief Analyst Shawn Robbins about the underperformance of The Flash and Elemental–and the good news that came out of last weekend’s box office. After a look ahead at this weekend’s potential grosses, we hear from Boxoffice Pro co-host Russ Fischer, live on the ground at CineEurope, to share his insights into the show as it progresses before speaking to Managing Director Guillaume Thomine Desmazures of ICE Theaters, an immersive screening format that’s wowed audiences in an array of global markets. Finally, Pahle speaks with Asger Flygare Bech-Thomsen of Nordisk Film Cinemas, CineEurope’s 2023 International Exhibitor of the Year. 
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Episode Resources:

What to Listen For
  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:49 MCU and Avatar films release has been pushed back
  • 04:09 What went wrong for The Flash 
  • 06:10 Two more films from the DCEU extended universe
  • 07:45 Elemental, The Flash underperforms
  • 12:12 No Hard Feelings predictions
  • 14:36 Local cinema, local output
  • 17:10 Controversies in the European exhibition
  • 22:24 Updates from CineEurope 2023
  • 23:33 What is ICE Theaters?
  • 26:18 80 screens worldwide
  • 27:13 Titles that overperformed
  • 29:02 PLF strategies
  • 31:47 Nordisk Film Cinemas recovery process
  • 34:23 Local titles are big
  • 36:37 Supply and demand in the industry
  • 40:43 Recliner seats
  • 45:47 Sustainability efforts

What is Boxoffice Podcast?

The Boxoffice Podcast is your #1 resource for news and analysis about movies and the movie business. We'll be your guide through these evolving and sometimes disruptive times. While breaking down film headlines, exploring box office results, and chatting with studio & cinema executives, we'll discuss all aspects of movies and entertainment. By movie lovers for movie lovers!