February 23, 2024


Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Source: Paramount

paramount pictures There is drama going on.

Paramount’s president of domestic distribution, Chris Aronson, performed the same demonstration Thursday, rising onto the stage through a sewer grate to kick off Paramount’s studio presentation at CinemaCon.

Wearing an orange eyepatch inspired by Michelangelo from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and clutching a pizza box, Aronson told an audience at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that studios and exhibitors need to focus on “the long-term health of our business.” , rather than short-term gains.

“We have a lot of work to do to get to where we need to be,” he said. “We can’t create any friction that keeps audiences from coming to your theaters to see our movies. Let’s listen to consumers and give them the experience they want and deserve.”

Aronson poked fun at AMC’s in-theatre marketing featuring Nicole Kidman, as well as a dynamic pricing model for theater owners introduced in February, calling on the industry to explore new options as theater attendance declines and ticket prices continue to rise. Fare selection.

“Let’s work together to get it right,” Aronson said. “Paving the way for even more moviegoers to come and see our movies. Of course, we want to keep our promises, and that means giving you unparalleled big-screen entertainment.”

Paramount is scheduled to report its quarterly earnings next week.

Here’s the studio’s list of upcoming films:

  • “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” – June 8, 2023
  • “Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning: Part 1” – July 12, 2023
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” – August 4, 2023
  • “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie” – September 29, 2023
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon” – October 6, 2023
  • “Bob Marley: One Love” – ​​January 12, 2024
  • “A Quiet Place: Day One” – March 8, 2024
  • “What If” – May 24, 2024
  • “Transformers One” – July 19, 2024
  • Untitled “The Smurfs” Animated Film — February 14, 2025
  • “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Finding Square Pants” – May 23, 2025
  • Untitled “Avatar: The Last Airbender” – October 10, 2025