Direct to Consumer Movie Options Hurt AMC, Barclays Says
About 50% of the average film's box office collection occurs in the first two weeks of release.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC) shares were down 4.23% to $12.45 in morning trading Monday after analysts at Barclays released a bearish note on the movie theater company, citing concerns about direct to consumer movie releases hurting the company's bottom line. 

The firm notes that 50% of the average film's box office collection occurs in the first two weeks of release, and direct to consumer releases shortens the window for AMC to collect revenue of the films it displays. 

"Overall, while there does not appear to be a consensus yet among either studios or exhibitors on the topic (Disney (DIS) is against the move), we believe shorter exclusive theatrical exhibition windows are inevitable," Barclays wrote in Monday's note. 

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