5 Things to Expect From An ‘Avengers’-Free Box Office in 2020

Jeremy Fuster

As 2020 gets underway, the movie industry is facing a year that feels way more up in the air than last year: Disney was expected to dominate 2019, and it absolutely did, but 2020 won’t be bringing an “Avengers” or “Star Wars” film to theaters. What does that mean for the box office as a whole? One near-certainty is that there will be a downturn compared to the last two years. There are no films guaranteed to gross at least a half-billion dollars in North America this year, which means that year-over-year comparisons are going to be unfavorable, a fact both movie theater owners and studios know. It’s why the word “cyclical” is one that is often used when talking about the box office, and it’s why everyone should be wary about kneejerk declarations that the industry is in trouble once the downturn starts making its presence felt. Rather than focus on how far behind the 2020 box office will fall without a once-in-a-generation cultural touchstone like “Avengers” on the slate, there are other trends worth watching that will shape the complexion of the theater business this year: Also Read: Box Office Year In Review: Disney Conquers, But Who Else...

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