The New Box Office?

Over the weekend the first major movie went straight to VOD (video on demand), instead of pushing back it’s release date, Trolls World Tour.

Only three other titles — Paramount’s “The Love Birds” (sold to Netflix), Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” (they will now stream it), and STX’s comedy “I Spy” (a future Amazon Prime film) — have announced plans to forego the “regular” box office. So did it work for Trolls? The movie, which cost $100 million to make, was #1 on Amazon Prime, a chart that ranks by number of transactions on Friday and Saturday.

And there were 10 drive-in movie theaters that had Trolls playing over the weekend for a take of $40,000 for the two days.