Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment got sideswiped this week by both Target and Best Buy when the two jumped the flag on the release date for writer/director Brian Fee’s Cars 3.
Amazon must have been off of the track and in the pits on this one. It is usually either Amazon (notorious for taking orders for high profile releases before press releases can get the necessary sign-offs) or Disney itself, with its online Disney store (with its captive audience), who begin taking orders before a formal announcements are made.
This time the red flags can be waved at the two brick-and-mortar giants for the early order-taking. In this particular case, both retail giants began their sales efforts during the middle of this past week for their own unique Blu-ray special editions of Cars 3, which will be ready for fans to enjoy on Nov. 7. As with any rush job details are scant.
The ARR is a leisurely 144 days and domestic box receipts currently stand at $148.8 million.