The change in policy had come about because "current circumstances have made it more challenging to view our films", NBCUniversal said in a statement, referring to the restrictions on crowds in the US as the coronavirus spreads.
Overnight, the Trump administration advised the public to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and cancel discretionary travel in a bid to slow the outbreak.
DreamWorks Animation's Trolls World Tour would be the first such release by NBCUniversal and other in-release titles would be made available from as early as 20 March, the company added.
NBCUniversal chief executive Jeff Shell said: “Universal Pictures has a broad and diverse range of movies with 2020 being no exception.
"Rather than delaying these films or releasing them into a challenged distribution landscape, we wanted to provide an option for people to view these titles in the home that is both accessible and affordable.
“We hope and believe that people will still go to the movies in theatres where available, but we understand that for people in different areas of the world that is increasingly becoming less possible.”