CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports:

The state of exhibition and the domestic box office is changing by the hour in the current coronavirus climate and by tomorrow or even before next Friday we could be looking at a different theatrical landscape.

The lingo “comping” is used by distribution and exhibition executives when discussing the historical comparison of titles at the box office or market conditions, and when it comes to this weekend at the box office, which saw a 22-year low of $55.3M (-45% from last weekend).

According to ComScore this morning, there is no comp, not even the post-9/11 period, to what is occurring now at the marketplace. We’re in a very unique scenario for moviegoing, which has long been cherished and heralded as the industry that bucked the Great Depression.