Due to Scarlett Johansson? Simultaneous streaming of Disney premieres is over


This text was translated from our Spanish version.

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Final Friday Disney introduced that the premieres of all its movies any further might be seen first in theaters earlier than being obtainable on its streaming platform.


This choice comes in the midst of the authorized encounter that the corporate is having with actress Scarlett Johansson because of the premiere of her film Black Widow within the Disney + Premiere Entry format.

Now Disney will give theaters 45 days of benefit in order that they’ve exclusivity of their mega-productions. On this method, the animated movie Encanto will hit theaters on November 24 and can arrive on Disney + till December 24. The identical for different extremely anticipated movies like Marvel Studios’ Eternals and Steven Spielberg’s West Facet Story , which can hit the silver display screen 45 days earlier than they are often streamed.

In accordance with El Financiero , this decision might assist the movie trade around the globe to get better within the final quarter of the yr. The newspaper notes that the simultaneous releases of Black Widow , Jungle Cruise and Cruella damage film earnings and robbed film theaters of income.

“Eternals” will premiere on November 5 / Picture: Marvel LatAm

In August Bob Chapek, CEO of Disney, had mentioned that the choice to go for streaming was attributable to have the pliability to “observe the patron wherever they go,” because the rise of streaming has been pushed by the pandemic.

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