German Cinemas Boycott Avengers: Age of Ultron


black widowWhile the rest of the world is eagerly anticipating the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, certain parts of Germany might not be able to see the movie, as hundreds of cinemas in the European country are boycotting Disney.

The move is a way of protesting what the cinema owners consider unfair and threatening business practices on the part of Disney. The movie studio wants Cinemas to pay back 53% of the revenue from ticket sales, however, certain German cinemas, especially the small scale ones, feel it is too high, and could drive them out of business, especially if other studios decide to follow in the footsteps of Disney.

No official word has been heard from Disney yet.

Avengers: Age of Ultron over the past few days debuted to over $200 million dollars at the worldwide box office (in select countries, including Germany). That number is however expected to rise very quickly when the movie premieres in the US and the rest of the world this weekend (including Nigeria).