Warner Bros. to make its 2021 movies available to stream

The studio’s slate of 17 movies, including "The Suicide Squad," will hit HBO Max on the same day they debut in movie theaters.
2:12 | 12/04/20

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We turn to a major change for the movie business and soon Ching more of the biggest blockbusters from home and will reeve is outside a movie these in Manhattan with the details. Good morning, will. Reporter: Good morning. They say it's temporary but D be a huge shift I Hollywood's core business model. Everything will be different. Reporter: This morning, the battle lines are drawn. Warner brothers pulling off an unprecedented move in the pandemic announcing all 176 its films for 2021 will be released in theaters and on Time Warner's HBO max streaming service simultaneously. For no extra charge to subscribers. The exact same day. Reporter: That means "Wonder woman 1984", "In the heights" -- and "Dune" starring Timothy chalamet will be available to watch from home on your couch benefits consumers but some movie theaters aren't happy. AMC issuing a blistering statement saying while they agreed to an exception for "Wonder woman," vaccines are right around the corner and will aggressively pursue economic terms that preserve our business. Put M pennies in my piggy bank. Reporter: It raises the stakes for streaming. This announcement is going to change how every other studio releases their movies. Reporter: Abt's parent company Disney has previously announced that the highly anticipated Pixar film "Soul" starring Jamie Foxx will premiere on Disney plus on Christmas. You know what that is going to say, Joe Gardner. Reporter: N this move taking the streaming wars to a new level. If this goes on for a year it will be really hard to put that genie back in the bottle. Reporter: In a statement Warner brothers acknowledged, quote, the reality that most theaters in the U.S. Will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021 due to the pandemic. They called their strategy a unique one-year plan, so home made popcorn for 2021, I guess, Easy to watch from home. Hard to see those theaters boarded up. It is.

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