How Andrew Cuomo Could Undo Hollywood’s Theater Reopening Plans

New York governor is holding off on plans to reopen movie theaters, which could close off a major market that blockbusters need for box office success

Plans to revive the movie theater business could begin to unravel after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that several types of businesses will not be able to reopen on schedule, including movie theaters.

Cuomo’s decision, combined with news of COVID-19 infections surging in a number of major markets, may force Disney and Warner Bros. to reconsider releasing their $200 million-plus blockbusters next month — “Mulan” and “Tenet.”

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com