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The Incredibles 2 was released in the US this weekend. I just found out that people in the UK will have to wait about a month to watch it in theaters (UK release date July 13th), and that I, living in Germany, will not have (legal) access to the film until September 27th!
I would imagine this scheme lowers the box office for the movie outside the US, mainly by encouraging piracy and by discouraging potential viewers that get spoiled during the gap.
So what is the motivation here?