freitasm: That's how the market work.
Right, but my argument is around why the market needs to work like that. Several years ago they did some experimentation around releasing movies for rental at the same time as in theatres - I remember paying US$25 for Life of Pi while it was still running. It seems that the figures didn't add up as they're talking about doing it again, but for $50 this time. If I'm paying that much then I want to be able to keep it...
US$50 for a movie that is in the cinemas is too much. Again, that's the way the market works. To make it change everyone should do their part by not going to the cinema, thus forcing the distributors and producers to think about doing simultaneous releases.
I do my part - I pretty much don't go to cinemas anymore unless for a special occasion. I always wait until I can rent a movie, even if it means a lot of people saw it before me. I don't care, I'm paying less than others.
Blockbusters I generally watch at the cinemas, other stuff I might wait. Depends how much I want to see it. To me it would be a crime to see the new Star Wars movie on anything other than a massive screen with dolby surround sound, but I accept not everyone feels this way.