AMC and Warner Bros. have agreed to make movies exclusive to theaters for 45 days
AMC and Warner Bros. have struck a deal to have the studio’s movies stay exclusive to theaters for 45 days, instead of being immediately available digitally (via The Hollywood Reporter). The news was announced by AMC CEO Adam Aron during an earnings call, and it means that Warner Bros. won’t be making its 2022 movies, which include The Batmanand Sesame Street, available at home (or on HBO Max) until just over six weeks after they’re released in theaters.
Warner Bros. already had a similar deal in place with Regal Cinemas’ owners, but today’s news truly seems to herald the end of the streaming experiment the studio was trying out in 2021. While HBO Max may not be getting movies the same day as theaters anymore, things aren’t exactly…