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2. The Video On Demand Window
Even without studios trying to close the window between theatrical release and home debut -- hello, 'Tower Heist
'! -- most major releases hit DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand providers relatively quickly. "It's easy to wait and just rent the movie," wrote Jillian
. She's right: cable subscribers can currently purchase 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Bad Teacher,' 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'Green Lantern,' 'Fast Five' and even 'The Tree of Life' via on demand, three-to-five months after those films debuted in theaters. ('Dark of the Moon' is still out, albeit on less than 200 screens.) The way things are going, day-and-date release might be a reality by 2020. Which is great news if you don't want to trek out to the movie theater on a Saturday night, but bad news if you work
at said movie theater.