Paramount Takes ‘Love and Monsters’ to PVOD and It’s a Hit

After selling off a half-dozen titles to Amazon and Netflix, “Love and Monsters” is one of the few Paramount Pictures titles to receive a 2020 theatrical release.

It’s not much of a release — 387 theaters this weekend, for $255,000 — but its PVOD performance (at $19.99) may suggest why Paramount chose to hold on to it.Scheduled pre-covid for theatrical release April 17, “Love & Monsters” (original title: “Monster Problems”) is no.

1 at both Apple TV and FandangoNow.

Budgeted at $30 million, this adventure comedy led by”Maze Runner” and “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien, is not unlike “Zombieland” in its use of a young hero fighting off monsters in a dystopian society.It’s the only new PVOD title this week, so it’s unsurprising to see its high placement at FandangoNow, which ranks its charts by revenue.

Still, it beat out “Mulan,” which costs $29.99.

More impressive: It leads at Apple TV, which ranks by number of transactions,

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