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Posted: 16 June 2013 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just encountered this phrase in an IMDb box-office wrap up.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni55804425/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t1

“Man of Steel” bowed day-and-date in 24 international markets this weekend, including just three major territories — the U.K., Mexico and South Korea.

What does it mean?

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Posted: 16 June 2013 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The redundant “day and date” is just advertising speak for the same date. It’s unusual for studios to release a movie worldwide on the same day.

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Posted: 16 June 2013 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It appears to be movie (and TV) industry jargon for simultaneous ([same]"day-and-date") releases ("it bowed” = “it opened") in (in this case) multiple countries.  It’s more common for US-made films to be released here first, and open later in foreign markets, but this enhances the demand for pirate copies overseas (among other issues).

See the Spreety online TV glossary.

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Posted: 17 June 2013 06:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks.

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