Many cinema owners are worried that DVDs are being released too early. They believe that it will cause a dent on ticket sales because fans will wait for the DVD release instead of going to the cinema.
Alice in Wonderland almost got boycotted in cinemas across the UK, Irish Republic and Italy. Cinemas claimed that it´s unacceptable that the DVD release is only three months after the movie opens.
Various companies believe that earlier DVD releases will cut down on piracy, while cinemas believe that their investments are at huge risks.