Good deal – AMC strikes historic deal with Universal to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

17 days. Wow. This is a better deal than anybody predicted would be cut by Universal. Yes, the same Universal that was being threatened by AMC earlier this year for their decision to release Trolls World Tour to VOD (see: AMC Titanic May Just Have Struck Studio Iceberg – They Will No Longer Play ANY … Continue reading Good deal – AMC strikes historic deal with Universal to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

Collapsing Theatrical Windows Are Not The End Of Cinema Life As We Know It

A lot of doomsday news out there right now and it’s getting tougher to avoid and stay positive. I’ve been saying almost since this blog started that the theatrical window needed to be reduced (see: It’s Time To Shrink Theatrical Window To 30 Days). 90 days is too long to wait for streaming. We’re in a … Continue reading Collapsing Theatrical Windows Are Not The End Of Cinema Life As We Know It

Universal will break theatrical window with Trolls World Tour available for same day streaming

Simultaneous theater and home release streaming is coming April 10, 2020 with Trolls World Tour, “thanks” to the coronavirus, at the rental cost of $19.99. The streaming is about the only thing that is guaranteed. Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” will be the first movie it will simultaneously debut online and in theaters on April 10. … Continue reading Universal will break theatrical window with Trolls World Tour available for same day streaming

Paramount sharing The Lovebirds on Netflix, skipping theatrical release

On the heels of Trolls World Tour getting a simultaneous theater and streaming release on April 10 — and it seems doubtful any theaters will be reopened by that date — news now comes that Paramount is skipping a theatrical release and Netflix will be picking up The Lovebirds directly. The Lovebirds marks the first … Continue reading Paramount sharing The Lovebirds on Netflix, skipping theatrical release

During China’s Current Theatrical Shutdown Why Not Offer Streaming as Alternative Screening Option?

The elephant in the world’s room at the moment is the coronavirus. The elephant in the theatrical world is the theatrical window. Rather than delay indefinitely new movie releases, why not offer people in China the ability to stream movies at home (for a reasonable ticket price)? I’ve been looking around for others suggesting this … Continue reading During China’s Current Theatrical Shutdown Why Not Offer Streaming as Alternative Screening Option?

Theater Group Crying Foul Over Netflix’s Limited Theatrical Run for Scorsese’s The Irishman

Netflix plays by its own rules. Google, Facebook, Amazon — all have done the same things in their businesses. Most of us will not be able to see Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman that opened in very limited theaters this weekend. We’ll have to wait and see it streaming on Netflix on November 27. The Martin … Continue reading Theater Group Crying Foul Over Netflix’s Limited Theatrical Run for Scorsese’s The Irishman

Wonder Woman 1984 Delayed Again Until Christmas Day 2020, Dune still December 18

There have been rumblings about this all week long, primarily due to Tenet not doing as well as hoped in the few theaters that reopened (see: Wait, Tenet did $10 million, not $20 million, now Wonder Woman 1984 could be delayed again?), but Warner Bros. has made another WW1984 delay official. ’Wonder Woman 1984 is vacating its … Continue reading Wonder Woman 1984 Delayed Again Until Christmas Day 2020, Dune still December 18

Opening 9-10-2020 in Theaters: The Broken Hearts Gallery

Wednesday, week #37 of 2020 (9/10-9/13/2020) The one wide release movie in theaters plan continues with a romcom this week. Tenet box office is still chugging away and passed $150 million worldwide to date with $20 million the opening weekend in the United States. Meanwhile, Mulan are seeing what kind of numbers they can carve in the … Continue reading Opening 9-10-2020 in Theaters: The Broken Hearts Gallery

AMC more supportive of Disney’s Mulan release plans than Universal’s Trolls World Tour

It’s not a stretch to believe AMC is a mess on a number of public relations fronts right now. We thought AMC was a toothless bear with missing claws when their CEO was lashing out at Universal over the launch of Trolls World Tour (see: AMC Titanic May Just Have Struck Studio Iceberg – They … Continue reading AMC more supportive of Disney’s Mulan release plans than Universal’s Trolls World Tour