In 2021, Universal began releasing select movies, like "Halloween Kills," on Premium and in theaters at the same time. The most recent same-day movie release was "Firestarter" on May 13.

In addition to select same-day releases, some Universal films will arrive on Peacock 45 days after they hit theaters. "Downton Abbey: A New Era" was the most recent movie to follow this strategy.

That said, some big franchise films like "Jurassic World: Dominion" are being excluded from this release plan. Instead, these bigger movies will hit the service within four months of their theatrical releases.

According to details revealed in July 2021, once Universal movies arrive on they will remain exclusive to the service for four months. They can then be licensed to other subscription services for 10 months, before returning exclusively to Peacock for another four months.