tentpole film

tentpole film

A film with a very large budget and production value that is meant to provide substantial revenue to the production company. Big blockbusters used to be quite the rare cinematic event, but we've gotten to the point now where there's a tentpole film coming out nearly every weekend of the year.
See also: film, tentpole
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Pine said: "It was the pairing of David and his particular lens and breakdown of male dynamics, and inter male dynamics, with millions of dollars of Netflix money to make a tentpole film.
Despite a busy acting schedule that includes upcoming tentpole film "Fast 8" and "Collateral Beauty," the December Warner Bros, release in which she plays a woman who is the personification of Death, Mirren supports not only SAY but a wide range of other charitable organizations, including international body Oxfam and the U.K.'s Refuge.
Vfx artists are people, and lots and lots of them are needed to do any serious tentpole film. Cheek out the credits roll of any recent film if you don't believe it.
According to a knowledgeable source, one recent tentpole film for which the composers were granted a multimillion dollar payday looked good on paper, but due to the package nature of the deal, what they actually netted--after several weeks recording--turned out to be considerably less.
I thought we'd be the equivalent of an independent movie, but we turned out to be the tentpole film."
2006 saw the emergence of a new kind of tentpole film, driven by foreign performance with the U.S.
I want to show China's chivalry, Chinese culture, the personalities and behavior of Chinese people, stuff to make it more than just a martial arts film or an art film." This tentpole film features a huge budget, China's biggest stars, and the top directing, writing, and behind-the-scenes personnel in the industry.
"Before the trilogy, we didn't really have a capability for a tentpole film," Emmerich admits.
The company now believes global box office numbers will rise by low double-digit percentages from 2018 figures, based on the strength of a "robust lineup of tentpole films ahead" over the course of the year.
Under the multiyear agreement, Amazon Prime Video becomes the exclusive long-term streaming home in Latin America for Lionsgate's portfolio of tentpole films and branded properties; beginning with: John Wick: Chapter 2, Saban's Power Rangers, The Shack, and Jigsaw.
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery; other studios have attempted to replicate the Disney model of releasing a few special-effects heavy tentpole films.
* As we've reported (TLL, April 21, P.2), the majority of Disney's and Pixar's tentpole films through 2012 will be shot and projected in 3-D.
That's particularly notable in this instance, given the earlier-announced (TLL, February 7, P.1) shifts of tentpole films Cars (Disney/Pixar) and Shrek 3 (Dreamworks) from holiday to summer slots--the better to leverage subsequent holiday DVD releases.
Now, consumers are spoiled for choice, and studios are churning out tentpole films that end up cannibalizing each other's audiences.
Kotick calls game software "the best way to reach 12-17-year-old boys," the core audience for many tentpole films. Aside from the sheer number of copies sold, he says each is passed along an average of three times, and that a good game inspires a deeper interaction with the property than does any other form of marketing--as much as 50 hours or more of game play.