Paramount to Release First Two Films on Digital Platforms under Unprecedented Flexible Distribution Plan

“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and “Paranormal
Activity: The Ghost Dimension” to be available for digital purchase
on December 8 and December 15, respectively

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paramount Pictures announced today the home entertainment release dates
of the first two films in the studio’s groundbreaking digital
revenue-sharing initiative with theatrical exhibitors. “SCOUTS GUIDE TO
will debut on digital platforms for sale and rental beginning December 8
and December 15, respectively.

Under the revenue-sharing agreement with select theatrical exhibitors,
the films were eligible to be released on home entertainment platforms
17 days after they dipped below 300 domestic theaters, giving consumers
unprecedented early access to enjoy the movies at home following their
theatrical runs. “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION” was released
in theaters on October 23rd and “SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE
APOCALYPSE” was released on October 30th.

“This innovative agreement with exhibitors enables us to make these two
films available to home viewers much earlier than usual, following their
natural lifecycle in theaters,” said Megan Colligan, President of
Worldwide Distribution and Marketing for Paramount Pictures. “This
flexible distribution model allows us to maximize the revenue potential
of these films, satisfy consumer demand through legitimate digital
access, while respecting and preserving an exclusive theatrical window.”

Exhibitors participating in the initiative—including AMC Theatres,
Cineplex Entertainment, National Amusements, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema,
Southern Theatres and Landmark Cinemas—will receive a percentage of any
of the studio’s digital revenue for the period of digital availability
through 90 days from the initial U.S. theatrical release, with each
exhibitor’s share proportional to its theatrical gross market share.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor
of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a
leading content company with prominent and respected film, television
and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of
some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including
Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount
Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and
Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media
Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing
Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


Paramount Pictures
Katie Martin Kelley, 323-956-2821