Were you wondering why you couldn’t find The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Netflix or Redbox? The film was released for home viewing last month, but if you were waiting to get your own copy until you had a chance to rent it first, you’ve been a victim of the dreaded 28-day holdback.
A lot of films are being held back before being released to rental services in an attempt to compel consumers to give up and buy the films instead of relying on the popular (and possibly money-saving) services.
Did you manage to withstand the urge to buy the movie outright? Let us reward you with links while you revel in your willpower:
Now that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is available for rental, it is projected to take the top spot for movie rentals for last week. Did you help to contribute to those numbers or did you buy the movie ages ago?