Amid the deltaic diversity of Paramount Covid-1, his Tom Cruise tentpoles have delayed “Top Song: Maverick” and “Mission: Impossible 7”.
“Top Song: Maverick” will now open in theaters on May 27, 2022 instead of November 19, 2021, another cruise-led adventure, “Mission: Impossible 7”, will change on September 30, 2022 to May 2, 2022.
The next entry in the shock comedy franchise, starring Johnny Knoxville and Steve, has also been postponed from October 22, 2021 to February 4, 2022, escaping 2021.
The sequels to the 1986 action adventure “Top Song: Maverick” and “Mission: Impossible 7”, a globe-trotting detective series, have been delayed several times each year because the level of movie theater presence is still to return to normal.
The latest release date is random, the first Domino to fall in late 2021, when the country’s Covid-1 cases remain stubbornly fixed. As a result, consumer confidence in the film has dropped significantly. According to a study conducted by NRG, 67% of movie viewers said they went to their local theater “very or somewhat comfortable”, which is 11 points less than in July. Among the family audience, 58% of parents said they were “too or somewhat comfortable” to take their kids to the movies, five points less than last week and the lowest point since late April. Internationally, the box office is also struggling to attract crowds, making it difficult for big-budget films like “Top Song: Maverick” and “Mission: Impossible 7” to make dramatic profits.
Minutes after Paramount took on its November 19 “Top Song: Maverick”, Sony moved “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” from its original slot to its November 11 date. Even with the replacement of the latest “Ghostbusters” installment at the Movie Theater Marquee, the loss of “Top Song: Maverick” was a big shock for movie operators, many of whom relied on returning to the cockpit of the cruise to cheer the audience on holiday.
By the end of the year the calendar has several promising titles, assuming rival studios put their biggest movies on schedule. In the autumn, the musical adaptation of Universal’s “Dear Evan Hansen” is launching on September 24, MGM’s James Bond sequel “No Time to Die” is launching on October 8 and Sony’s “Venom: Let the Be Carnegie” is bowing on October 15. And later in 2021, Disney. And Marvel’s “Eternals” is set for November 5, Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” adaptation for December 10, and Warner Bros. “Matrix 4” is scheduled for December 22.