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Why Is ‘Trolls: World Tour’ the Most Influential Movie in Years?

It made a ton of money going straight to VOD. The theater industry is not amused.

Recently, Universal Pictures announced that its film Trolls: World Tour had made over $100 million in rentals after the film skipped a theatrical release and was put straight to VOD as a result of the COVID-19 situation. This led to a movie studio firestorm, with different theaters and distributors scrambling to fight back against this extreme streaming success. The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey is joined by Amanda Dobbins to break down all the events that occurred in light of this development, and determine what it could mean for the future of theaters and streaming movies.

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