With people staying in their homes and many movie theaters now closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Pictures announced Monday (March 16th) that it’s making some of its current film releases available to stream on demand starting this week. Among the movies currently in theaters that will be available to rent starting Friday on demand services like Comcast, Sky, Apply and Amazon will be The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Emma.
It will cost $19.99 per film for 48 hours. DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour will be on demand starting on April 10th, the same day it’s set to be released in North American theaters. Variety suggested Universal doing this could lead to changes from now on beyond the pandemic of letting people watch new movies at home earlier for a higher fee that would offset lost revenue from theaters.