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Old November 23 2012, 06:17 AM   #24
Ian Keldon
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Re: Sony's credit rating cut to "junk"...Implications for Spider-Man?

Kelthaz wrote: View Post
That is a good point that I hadn't considered. Sony might want to release a Spider-Man movie to compete with say Iron Man, but Marvel would have no reason to release both films and split the box office.
Splitting the box office is exactly WHY studios typically don't release big films at the same time by "gentlemens' agreement". Blockbuster-scale movies are too big of an investment to risk sending directly up against each other and not getting maximum box office in return.
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