Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, countries around the globe are enforcing social-distancing, which means that public places, including movie theatres, have been shut down.
Bloodshot was released in theatres this week, but it could only earn a little over $25 million worldwide owing to the prevention practices being put into place in view of the pandemic. Sony Pictures, the distributor of the film, has decided to release it digitally on 24 March; people will be able to own the film via electronic sell-through.
Sony made this move following Universal Pictures, who have made their recent theatrical releases, The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Emma, available to be rented at home. However, unlike Universal Pictures, Sony is selling the movie to be owned.
Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, talked about how audiences will get to see the movie immediately at home, where people will be spending most of their time. He further added:
This is a unique and exceedingly rare circumstance where theatres have been required to close nationwide for the greater good and Bloodshot is abruptly unavailable in any medium.
Vin Diesel starrer Bloodshot is a story of a marine who, after dying with his wife, is brought back to life. He is controlled by the scientists and becomes a biotech killing machine – Bloodshot.
Check out the trailer for Bloodshot here: