The upcoming release calendar remains a barren wasteland, with what's usually the most jam-packed and lucrative time of the year at the box office now an empty shell of it's former glories, with the vast majority of high-profile studio movies upping sticks and fleeing to next year in the hope that things will have returned to normal by then.
Audiences are suffering major withdrawals from the theatrical experience and feeling starved of original content, because no matter how many star-powered movies are provided by the streaming services they subscribe to, there are still few better ways of enjoying a brand-new film than checking it out on the biggest screen possible.
This year might very well be done for, but at least the fact that 2021 is set to be the most stacked year in blockbuster history generates one positive.
However, increased competition results in greater risk, with more big-budget epics than ever set to flood the market at the same time and cannibalize each other''s box office takings as a result.
While there's a fair few that seem nailed-on success, there are plenty of others that have only delayed the inevitable by getting pushed back to next year.
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