Many outlets are reporting that Universal Pictures
and the AMC Theaters have agreed to terms of allowing films screened in theaters for only 17 days.
The New York Times shares that the standard industry agreement allows theatrical distribution time to be for 90s days in theaters before being released to other outlets. Universal has no time table as to when they will begin their agreement with AMC. AMC has been hit hard due to the COVID-19 and has shut the doors of their 8,000 theaters across the country. They were expecting to reopen theaters in August, but has pushed back their reopening date.