It wouldn't surprise me if the wait-to-rent period stretches out even longer. The last few movies I've gone to in a theater, on opening night or opening weekend, the theater was only about half full. If movie studios are having a hard time getting people in theaters, it wouldn't surprise me if they adopted a policy to force people to either see the movie in a theater, buy the disk when it's released, or wait six months (or more) after the disk is released before it can be rented. There's a lot of people who won't wait six months (or more) to rent a movie they want to see. And a lot of them can't afford to take the family to the theater, so they will buy it when it's released. Sales would probably go up a lot.