There are many factors a studio has to consider when preparing to release a film. They need to ascertain when they should release it, and how many theaters it should play in. They also have to decide whether to first release the film domestically and then internationally or to initially release it worldwide. Other movies that are scheduled for release near their film's planned release date also have to be examined. These are just a few of the strategies that studios must consider as they work to make their movies box office leaders.