'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' is still in theaters, so exhibitors are in a stew over Sony's decision to release the animated feature for early rental to owners of Sony-branded digital devices, thus violating the sacred (to theater owners) four-month window between theatrical and home release.

This follows the outcry over Paramount's decision to release 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' on DVD only 88 days after its theatrical debut. Paramount claimed the move was an "anomaly," designed to position the film for holiday shoppers.
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