German Theaters Boycotting ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

According to German publication Deutsche Welle, 193 theaters in Germany are refusing to screen the Marvel blockbuster because Disney announced it was upping the fee from 47.7 to 53 percent of ticket sales.

Additionally, Disney is cutting its advertising spend and will not provide advances for 3D glasses.

“We are worried, particularly about eastern Germany,” Karl-Heinz Meier, spokesman for advocacy group I.G. Nord, told DW. “When prices go up, then we have a serious problem that could force movie theaters to close.”

For more on this story visit: Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter

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