Wisconsin was all over the movies, big screen and small, in 2020 — even when it wasn’t really Wisconsin.
Jon Stewart came to Wisconsin to research his purple-state comedy “Irresistible,” about out-of-town political operatives turning a fictitious Wisconsin town’s mayoral race into an all-out war. But the movie, which debuted this summer, was shot entirely in … Georgia.
“Irresistible,” starring Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, played in only a handful of theaters when it debuted this summer, smack in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic that left a lot of screens dark. But, in what was a sign of things to come, it also was available on demand — a release strategy that we’ll see more of going into 2021.
In fact, the “biggest” movie opening of the pandemic was a movie available both in theaters and on streaming: “Wonder Woman 1984,” which pulled in an estimated $16.7 million Christmas