“There was no explanation,” Universal, owner of a theatre, drive-in said output. ‘ ls have changed your mind. ”
Another owner of the theatre said to Variety, ” This has caused a considerable amount of ill will with customers who have purchased tickets online, show up for the Thursday 19 show hours. ”
Film director Judd Apatow took to Twitter last week to inform the fans excited that they would have to wait until Friday to see the movie – at home.
“THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND’s ONLY OPEN ON VOD FRIDAY. IT Does NOT OPEN IN THE ROOMS.
“Insiders” at Universal blamed the change on an internal misunderstanding, Variety said.
“The king of Staten Island” has always been intended to be the first exclusively on-demand, however, some executives inadvertently booked the film in about 100 theaters, an anonymous source is quoted as explaining.
“when they realized the error, the studio returned to the theatre and asked them not to play. ”
This is not the first time that Universal have taken that film to theater owners.
In April, the studio has decided to abandon the release of “Trolls” World Tour ” to all the cinemas and was instead sent directly to Video on demand. Cost of many hundreds of large cinemas in the sale of tickets.