Movie theaters boast cheap ticket prices to come back to theaters

A new South Korean zombie film has growing traction across Asia and Europe, topping the box office, as theaters in the U.S. come up with ways to get people back in the seats.
2:43 | 08/14/20

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Back now with how Hollywood is getting back to business during the pandemic as some theaters try to lure customers back. Adrienne Bankert has more on it all and the surprising summer blockbuster right now. Reporter: Meet this summer's biggest blockbuster, the south Korean zombie horror hit "Peninsula." Come back with the money. That's $2.5 million per head. If you come back alive. Reporter: The sequel to the film released in Asia where theaters have re-opened earning about $50 million so far in part due to a lack of competition. Traditionally studios release their biggest movies during the summer. These have the potential to gross a billion dollars. It's one of the few movies that still came out in theaters so a lot of audiences who want to see something new, this is the only opportunity they had. Reporter: After months of studio shutdowns due to covid-19, Hollywood is now setting the stage for a comeback. Run! Reporter: One of the first movies to roar back to life, the sequel to the 2018 smash hit "Jurassic world," "Fallen kingdom." The new movie "Jurassic world: Dominion" has an all-star cast kicking off production in London complete with a 107-page safety manual, social distancing measures, antiviral fogging, 150 hand sanitizer stations and regular covid testing. They rented out a hotel that everyone is staying at. They are testing people three times a week for covid and if anyone displays any symptoms they're isolating them and so they're taking pretty extreme and expensive measures to make sure that everyone feels safe. Reporter: All as theaters in the U.S. Get ready to welcome back moviegoers AMC opening more than 100 theaters on August 20th with enhanced cleaning procedures, reduced capacity and tickets for just 15 cents, the price they were 100 years ago. Okay, so those 1920s prices, they're actually only for that one day, August 20th for 15-cent Tibbs but got to tell you I did some deep digging and it looks like popcorn and concessions will not be a part of movie theaters in the post-pandemic future. So there is a debate going on because people do take off their masks to eat food at restaurants. We'll see what happen, T.J. No popcorn. What's the point of going to -- no, I'm kidding. We get the point. Safety is the point. Adrienne, thank you so much.

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