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Greenland is set to bypass U.S. theaters and will be made available via premium video-on-demand for a $19.99 rental for 48 hours from Dec. 18.
Despite already getting a solid theatrical release in 24 territories internationally, STXfilms’ Greenland already delayed its Sept. 25 domestic release amid the ongoing challenges facing the domestic box office due to the COVID-19 crisis, including continued cinema closures in Los Angeles and New York City.
That makes the apocalyptic disaster-adventure pic the latest Hollywood title to go without a theatrical debut in the U.S. and head straight to PVOD amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Greenland stars Butler as John Garrity, whose family must fight for survival as a planet-killing comet races to earth. He and his estranged wife, along with their young son, embark on a monumental trek that culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Morena Baccarin and Scott Glenn co-star in the movie, which was directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Greenland, which had a $35 million production budget, opened this past weekend in Italy and New Zealand.
“Greenland has been a hit everywhere in the world, so it’s exciting to bring it to American audiences on PVOD,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said in a statement.
Greenland will be available on HBO and HBO Max in 2021 after its home entertainment run.