Streaming will be available soon for “Mission: Impossible” fans in the comfort of their homes for the upcoming seventh film in the franchise.
It appears that Paramount Pictures also joined the other studios in reducing the traditional theatrical window from 90 days to 60 days. In less than 45 days, some Paramount+ films, like “Mission: Impossible X” and “A Quiet Place II,” will make their way to streaming services.
As with all studios, Paramount has had to adapt in the past year to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Trial of the Chicago Seven,” which went to Netflix, and “Coming 2 America,” which went to Amazon, were among the films the studio sold to streaming services.
The studio opted to hold back its biggest titles, such as “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” to more traditional theatrical releases.
However, the pandemic is nearing one year of being at the center of a theatrical closure, or limitation of cinemas throughout North America, causing the studios to rethink established, tried-and-true methods for releasing movies.
Another sign that the pandemic is affecting Hollywood’s business is the 45-day plan. Theatre owners were previously in a position to demand an exclusive 90-day theatrical window, but most had to compromise their policies in order to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Several theater chains have agreed to shorten the theatrical window for Universal Pictures’ films during the past few months.
“Wonder Woman: 1984” is a major tentpole in the history of Warner Bros., and its production was co-produced by WarnerMedia’s parent company Warner Bros.
Streaming services are also under pressure to deliver premium content more quickly.