Regarding an unprecedented number of theater closure across the globe owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Vin Diesel’s “Bloodshot” will release digitally months early, on March 24.
“Bloodshot” is an adaptation from Valiant Comics, following Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), a soldier was killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot. Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce were also on the cast. The production budget of “Bloodshot” is $45 million and in the hands of Sony, Bona Film Group and Cross Creek Pictures. Sadly, the film hasn’t got positive reviews from the critics. “Bloodshot” holds an approval rating of 35% on Rotten Tomatoes and 43 out of 100 on Metacritic.
The movie will be launched for digital purchase for $19,99 in the US with all leading retailers. International digital sale dates will be solidified in the coming days. Earlier, most theatrical releases were not available in the home until roughly 90 days after they premiered in multiplexes. In the middle of the crisis, Sony, along with Universal and Warner Bros decided to releases films early on VOD.
According to Boxofficemojo, the works of David S.F.Wilson opened with $9.2 million in North American last weekend, landing in the second place behind Pixar’s “Onward”. Unfortunately, after the announcement from the US government, most movie theaters around the country have been ordered to shut down in the time of preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, said the studio still supports keeping an exclusive window for theaters prior to releasing titles via home entertainment.
“Sony Pictures is firmly committed to the theatrical exhibition and we support windowing,” Rothman said. “This is a unique and exceedingly rare circumstance where theaters have been required to close nationwide for the greater good and ‘Bloodshot’ is abruptly unavailable in any medium. Audiences will now have the chance to own ‘Bloodshot’ right away and see it at home, where we are all spending more time. We are confident that — as other businesses hit hard by the virus — movie theaters will bounce back strongly, and we will be there to support them.”
However, some online comments dissatisfied with this move from Sony picture, saying that paying $19.99 to rent a movie is rediculous since people go to theaters to watch movies on big screens, not to catch the flicks a couple of months early.