Fox wants shorter theatrical to home release windows

The studio behemoth wants their films available to purchase much sooner than now.

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Published Thu, Feb 16 2017 4:58 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

The major Hollywood studios have been lobbying to reduce the 100 day release window between a theatrical and home video release for some time now, but now 20th Century Fox is placing renewed pressure on the charge following the immense changes to the media landscape in recent times.

Fox wants shorter theatrical to home release windows | TweakTown.com

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox CEO Stacey Snider said that "It's not about smashing the window. Maybe it's about opening it up a little.. for a business to not be able to sell what it makes for periods of time is anachronistic." Despite that, she doesn't want to completely upend the "huge, global, big, beautiful cinematic" business model, saying "the last thing we want to do is commoditise it and make it feel like it's interchangeable with the home entertainment experience."

Fox has a number of big budget films on the way for 2017, including 'X-Men' spin-off 'Logan', 'Alien Covenant', and 'The War for the Planet of the Apes'.

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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