Will 2021 be higher in theaters than 2020?
The latest major streaming platforms like Disney + and HBO Max are showing success, and Disney has restructured its entire movie business to make streaming an essential part of it. If Wonder Woman 1984 is, and likely to be, a huge hit, it will convince not only Warner Bros., but likely others, that there is simply no point in taking the risk of a theatrical release. We could see more movies move to streaming even after theatrical releases become more possible. Either that or we could see more movies doing the WW84 thing and planning to release on both channels. A steady flow of streaming content could mean studios deriving their revenue from consumers in monthly subscriptions rather than ticket prices. Ultimately, the studio doesn't care where the money comes from as long as it comes in.