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Peacock Streaming Universal Pictures’ Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Nope’ Beginning Nov. 18

NBCUniversal’s streaming platform Peacock Oct. 20 announced that Universal Pictures’ sci-fi thriller Nope, will begin streaming exclusively on the platform beginning Nov. 18. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele (Get Out), the movie generated almost $171 million at the global box office, including $123.2 million in North America.

The release follows NBCUniversal’s ongoing strategy releasing movies across multiple distribution channels depending on box office potential and results. Movies generating less than $50 million at the box office will head to home entertainment retail (i.e., premium VOD) in as little as 17 days after theatrical release.

Peacock will also stream a look at the making of Nope with a new documentary, featuring interviews from cast and crew and in-depth behind-the-scenes footage.

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The movie is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of movies, including Beast, Jurassic World Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Vengeance, Brian and Charles, The Black Phone, The Bad Guys, Downton Abbey: A New Era and The Northman.

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, speaking at a recent fiscal confab, said expedited access to Universal theatrical releases on Peacock has helped up paid subscribers to 15 million. The platform is available for free to Xfinity pay-TV subscribers.

Universal’s recent Halloween Ends theatrical release was concurrently available on Peacock. The movie topped the weekend box office, generating more than $41 million in ticket sales.

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