Updated: Nov 20, 2020
In the ongoing battle of Movie Theaters v.s. Streaming services, streaming services seem to be the bread winners in 2020. This years pandemic has left a void in the movie theater experience in away that Large movie studios are looking for bail-outs and upfront money for their overall investments in the films they have produced prior or during Covid19.
Paramount pictures has now worked out a deal for yet another one of their highly anticipated films due to drop this year. "Coming To America 2" is now the latest film from the Paramount slate to go from theatrical to streaming service.
Reported by Variety, The long-anticipated sequel to the Eddie Murphy classic is in the process of being sold by distributor Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios, in a deal worth roughly $125 million, insiders said. The now expected streaming premiere date is December 18, which was the films original theatrical release date.
Final details are being hammered out, sources said, including two complex consumer marketing tie-ins with McDonalds and whiskey brand Crown Royal, which are expected to transfer over to Amazon Studios with the film. Murphy, who produced, as well as stars in the film, has to give his blessing.
Coming To America 2 is one of several that Paramount has sold this year to streamers, including Aaron Sorkin’s “Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) and the action comedy “Lovebirds,” (Netflix) and “Without Remorse” which went to Amazon.
What do you all think? Are you excited to see this film in the comfortability of your home or do you feel cheated out of the theater experience?