Us regular folks can’t help but ask the question, how much money does a person need, in all honesty? Once you get into movie star levels of money, it all seems a bit exorbitant, unnecessary, even decadent, sometimes. Still, fair is fair. With movie studios deciding to shorten the theatrical window for their releases (the period of time a movie must play in the theater before it goes to livestreaming or video), and with movie creators making money off those theatrical runs, getting a percentage of the profits brought in from ticket sales, the studios *are* taking money out of the creators’ pockets. It stands to reason, then, that the creators would expect some compensation from the studios for that. Warner Brothers had to pay up for GODZILLA VS. KONG, for example. And John Krasinski is asking for similar compensation from Paramount for his A QUIET PLACE PART TWO. And he isn’t the only one.
As reported by Bloomberg: “The stars [of the film] are worried that many potential theater fans might wait for the film to be available for home viewing, reducing the box-office receipts…The original ‘A Quiet Place’ collected $341 million in ticket sales worldwide in 2018…Representatives for the couple, along with other producers who have a stake in the movie’s box-office performance, including filmmaker Michael Bay, have asked Paramount for compensation, according to the person, and the discussions are ongoing. But the studio has rebuffed them thus far.”
I’m with the creators on this one. The suits in offices should have to pay up.