The protest by movie theater companies against Disney's plans to accelerate the DVD release for its upcoming 3-D film "Alice in Wonderland" is rippling across the Atlantic.AMC digging in over Disney's plans for 'Alice in Wonderland' | Company Town | Los Angeles TimesAMC Entertainment, the nation's second-largest theater operator, is digging in its heels over the issue. Less than two weeks remain before "Alice's" release, but the Kansas City, Mo.-based company, which has more than 4,500 screens worldwide, has not yet agreed to screen it, according to three people familiar with the matter.
If AMC refuses to show "Alice," that would be a major blow to the film's box-office returns. The two sides are expected to reach a compromise that would avert such an outcome -- even if negotiations go down to the wire, sources said.
Representatives of AMC and Disney declined to comment.