Illustration for article titled iThe Invisible Man, The Hunt/i, other Universal releases hitting on-demand services early

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Following the closure of eating places and bars the nation over, film theaters are additionally starting to shut up store to assist forestall the unfold of COVID-19. One wonders, then, what studios plan on doing with the films slated for launch over the subsequent few months. Common has a plan: Starting with the April 10 launch of Trolls World Tour, CNN reports, the studio will make its movies obtainable for at-home streaming on the identical day because the movies’ world theatrical releases.

This information comes after a traditionally unhealthy weekend on the field workplace. As the New York Times declared, “Hollywood might have simply had its worst weekend since ticketing information began to be independently compiled within the 1980s.”

CNN also notes that the films Common presently has in theaters will even be made obtainable for streaming this Friday, March 20. That features the acclaimed The Invisible Man, the “controversial” The Hunt, and Emma, which was completely wonderful. They’ll be pricier than your typical stream, although, going for $19.99 for a 48-hour rental by way of Comcast, Sky, Apple, and Amazon.

“Common Photos has a broad and various vary of films with 2020 being no exception. Reasonably than delaying these movies or releasing them right into a challenged distribution panorama, we needed to offer an possibility for folks to view these titles within the residence that’s each accessible and reasonably priced,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell mentioned in a statement. “We hope and imagine that individuals will nonetheless go to the films in theaters the place obtainable, however we perceive that for folks in numerous areas of the world that’s more and more turning into much less attainable.”

Common’s upcoming Quick And Livid sequel, F9, not too long ago noticed its launch pushed again an entire 12 months, and the studio additionally halted filming on Jurassic World: Dominion and Bros, an upcoming romantic comedy starring Billy Eichner.