No one is going to go watch the move if it's available on both Netflix and in the theaters. I think more people will stay at home and watch the movie than go to the theater because the theater is ridiculously expensive. I wonder how they are doing this though, if you pay to watch the movie on Netflix?
Let's be honest. Most of us aren't rich and we aren't going to pay a theater to see a film if we can watch it at home for next to nothing. I love watching movies in theaters but I abhor the cost. I wouldn't pay to see a film that is already on Netflix unless it was at a dramatically reduce rate. So, yes, in my opinion that would be a mistake.
Crouching Tiger's debut on Netflix and theaters simultaneously will excite all the movie business analyst as well as the movie fans. It provides Netflix to enhance it's overgrowing popularity as well as allows the movie lover with an option to watch it sittting at the home, cooking their own food as well as serving their own drinks.
Netflix recently announced it will release the sequel to Crouch Tiger, Hidden Dragon simultaneously in IMAX theaters and on Netflix streaming. The basic novelty of this release model virtually assures Netflix of a hit. One way or another, everyone will want to see this film so there's no doubt that Netflix will be raking in the dough.