'Birds Of Prey' joins the list of films coming to VOD early

Harley Quinn and friends demonstrating poor social distancing

The film, which is expected to retail at $19.99, will be purchasable on Amazon, iTunes and other platforms.

It makes sense that movie studios want to recoup their losses, as cinema chains around the USA start to close down.

Joining Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2, and Rey and Kylo from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Birds of Prey will be nesting in homes next Tuesday, March 24, as the nation begins a long spell of cabin fever no thanks to the coronavirus.

Warner Bros. will release "Birds of Prey", a spinoff of 2017's "Suicide Squad", for digital purchase on March 24, earlier than its anticipated release.

Multiplexes in New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, have been ordered to close while movie-going overall has plummeted to a 20-year low as audiences follow advice to distanced themselves from others and stay home as much as possible.


In response to the news, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan tweeted that she would not be opposed to a similar plan for her film.

Other Universal Pictures titles now in theatres The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma are also being made available to purchase early.

Universal was the first studio to make the drastic move that many were predicting would happen, after most major theatrical releases were delayed due to coronavirus concerns.

Birds of Prey got unfairly overlooked when it hit theaters, raking in $177 million worldwide to date - by no means a bad number, but disappointing compared to Warner Bros.' past DC movie releases. Whereas moviegoers didn't prove in drive to observe the on-screen shenanigans of the Gotham baddie performed by Margot Robbie, folks could possibly be extra enticed to tune in at residence since many are opting to remain inside because the virus spreads.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention really useful beginning final Sunday that public gatherings involving greater than 50 folks be referred to as off for the subsequent eight weeks.

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