‘Halloween Kills’ Changes Release to Day-and-Date in Theaters and Streaming on Peacock

‘Halloween Kills’ Changes Release to Day-and-Date in Theaters and Streaming on Peacock
In a surprise move, Universal has shifted David Gordon Green’s horror outing “Halloween Kills” to a day-and-date release. The sequel will stream on Peacock on October 15, the same day it opens in theaters. “Halloween Kills” will be available free of charge to Peacock subscribers. Both Universal Pictures and Peacock are operated by NBCUniversal.

The move to streaming for the latest entry in the “Halloween” franchise is an exception to the theatrical windows established last year during the pandemic between Universal Pictures and select exhibition chains like AMC and Regal. An agreement was made between the studio and theaters where films grossing $50 million or more on opening weekend receive a 31-day window, while films below that threshold get a 17-day window. Universal previously opted out of this strategy for “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” which arrived in theaters and on Peacock simultaneously July 2. That sequel ended up pulling a worldwide
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