Paramount+ Delivers Another Blow To Theatrical Distribution

Theatrical film distribution has taken another serious blow. The launch of Paramount+ has brought the news that Paramount Pictures is going to shrink its theatrical release window from the current 90 days to 45 days for its big budget movies 

Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II, Creed III and Ridley Scott’s House Of Gucci are among the films which will hit the streaming service a mere 45 days after their cinematic releases. Box office be damned – this is about about membership to the streaming service. At least these movies are getting some wort of big screen release. 

Warner Bros has already decided to bring its 2021 slate straight to HBO Max and Disney+ is a secure home for a lot of the output from the Mouse House. 

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