Idris Elba’s survival thriller now available on demand

Although it was only released in theaters on August 19, Beast it is now on demand. The movie is available to rent on Premium VOD for $19.99 and can be purchased for $24.99. Beast stars Idris Elbe and tells the story of a doctor trying to protect his two daughters from a rogue lion while visiting Africa. The film was a moderate critical and commercial success, grossing slightly over its budget and receiving a new score of 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Beast was released by Universal Pictures, and since Universal has an exclusive deal with Peacock that allows movies to be released as soon as 45 days after their initial theatrical release, it looks like the action thriller will hit the streaming service earlier than expected. afternoon.

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Beast is led by Baltasar Kormakur from a script Ryan Engle. Kormákur is known for directing the films 2 pistols, Everest, Y Adrift while Engle wrote the movie scripts Rampage Y Entering. Jaime Primak Sullivan receive a story for credit. In addition to Elba, Beast stars Sharlto Copley, Iyana HalleyY Leah Jeffries. Beast is rated R by the MPA for violent content, gory imagery, and some language and runs for one hour and 33 minutes.

Beast initially entered at number 2 at the weekend box office just behind Dragon Ball Super: Superhero. The survival thriller ended up grossing $11.6 million in its opening weekend, including $925,000 from Thursday night previews. The film made nearly $5 million the following weekend, finishing in third place.

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Other recent Universal theatrical releases, including jordan peele‘s Nope, are also already available to rent or buy on demand. While many Universal titles appear in Peacock shortly after their theatrical release, some films, such as halloween kills, will be released simultaneously on the streamer and in theaters. Since Universal is a big-name studio, the fact that its theatrical releases are going on demand and streaming so quickly marks a major shift in the film industry as a whole.

Beast It is currently available to rent and buy on Amazon, YouTube and other VOD platforms. Check out the official movie synopsis and trailer below:

Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve run by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old family. friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a bloodthirsty survivor of poachers who now sees all humans as enemies, begins to stalk them.”

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