Washington Post

Many in Hollywood are cheering a hiatus for the Golden Globes. Those who count the dollars are less sure.

The economic engine of the Globes telecast itself is complicated. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

When "1917," Sam Mendes's film about two British soldiers trying to deliver a key wartime message, was first released, it started very small, opening in just 11 theaters on Christmas Day in 2019. The movie sold only about $251,000 worth of tickets.

Then, on one seemingly innocuous Friday in January 2020, Universal Pictures put the film in 3,400 theaters. The movie went on to sell $37 million in tickets that weekend...

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