BOX OFFICE: Will anybody see Bloodshot’ or ‘The Hunt’ this weekend? After ‘My Spy,’ ‘Mulan’, ‘New Mutants,’ ‘Antlers,’ ‘FF9,’ Bond, ‘Quiet Place’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’ move?

Last evening, I was An Audience of One at a showing of ‘Bloodshot’ in the coastal Florida suburb where I live.Sony didn’t preview it here. They know its a bit of a dog. A few families were showing up for “Onward” and “Sonic” showings. One family per theater. That’s de facto self-quarantining, I guess.

When will cinemas close down, simply because no one wants to risk being exposed to the Coronavirus? I don’t need corporate statements to verify this, as I have been in theaters three days this week. The major chains are losing their shirts over this incompetently handled pandemic.

Exhibitor Relations was saying maybe $7 million could be earned by “Bloodshot”– IF the cinemas stay open. That looks like a pipe dream. “The Hunt” won’t do any better.Will “take it on faith” churchgoers show up for “I Still Believe?”

Most late March and early to mid April openings have been moved.

So I guess we will all be watching streaming services and VOD releases to escape the dreary TV news. Even the liars at Fox have had to temper their lies. A bit. I guess I picked the wrong month to let my Netflix subscription lapse!

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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