Do you feel like DVDs of theatrical releases are coming out earlier and earlier? You're not crazy. Wait time has decreased by nearly half, according to this chart by Reddit user steve599.
Using numbers from VideoETA and The-Numbers, steve599 charted the average wait time between a theatrical releases and DVD releases, with 2012 numbers going through August. He limited choices to movies that made at least $100 million in worldwide box office.
"It's really no secret that the time from theatrical release to DVD release is much shorter than it used to be," he wrote. "But I wanted to know how much shorter."
Different factors could have contributed to the shortened time, from worries of piracy to more poor-performing movies that end up on DVD much faster. Whatever the reason, it's clear there's been a change in the way theaters and studios are handling releases.
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