During COVID, many new releases have skipped theaters and become available exclusively on demand or via subscription streaming services, as was the case with Hamilton on Disney+. Mulan adds a new twist to the model, heading to Disney+ for a separate charge of $29.99 as well as theaters in territories where the film can open. The Universal-AMC agreement allows films to leave theatrical play after just 17 days, though both parties say plenty of longer-legged titles of recent vintage show that not every film will get such an early hook. … [Read more...] about Paramount’s Theatrical Business “Incredibly Valuable” To ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish, But “Windows Will Probably Shorten”
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A Disney representative has confirmed, since the initial announcement was made during a quarterly earnings call, that those who pay for Mulan "will have continuous access to the film for as long as they remain subscribers to the service." This is different from what Universal Pictures did with Trolls World Tour, for example. The premium VOD model, which has emerged in recent months as theaters have been closed around the world, allows people to rent new movies from the comfort of home for roughly $20. It was expected that this would be the case with Mulan as well. … [Read more...] about Mulan Is Not a Disney+ Rental, It Will Stream Indefinitely After Paying $30 Fee