Yesterday’s announcements of Oscar nominations was just the medicine the box office needed. Fans went to theaters last night. The Oscars carry clout.
For example: “Belfast” doubled its Monday night numbers and made $44,000. That’s a 100% difference. “Licorice Pizza” went up 64%. West Side Story” rose 63%. “Dune” went up 66%. “King Richard” jumped 54%.
Even “Parallel Mothers” rose to $1.3 million based on moviegoers now wanting to see Penelope Cruz give her best performance ever in a great Pedro Almodovar film.
Of course, we don’ t know if more people watched the nominated Netflix, Amazon, or Apple movies. But my guess is they did. And they probably wondered why Nina Arianda wasn’t nominated for “Being the Ricardos” and why “Tick Tick Boom” didn’t have the spot that went to “Dont Look Up.”
But that’s another story.
So we’ll see what happens The pandemic is ebbing, and movies are coming back! Next, let’s see Broadway start to fill up! Isn’t everyone sick of being home already?