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Is Barbie Movie Release Date Confirmed For MAX App (formerly HBO Max)?

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is scoring high at Box Offices collecting $472.6 million globally on the day of writing. Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the titular roles of Barbie and Ken, the feminist film focuses on the struggles of Barbie when she is exposed to the real world and Ken, who seeks a closer relationship with her girlfriend. 

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Warner Bros distributed Barbie on 21st July 2023 in theatres worldwide. The film is currently available on the big screens and is clashing with Christopher Nolan’s biopic drama Oppenheimer. If you are a big fan of Barbie- the pink doll, you must watch the film in nearby theatres only to see Barbie and Ken giggling the audience with humor and punches. 

However, if you are more of an OTT audience, you may have to wait a little to stream Barbie on Max. Wondering what is Barbie movie release date for Max (formerly HBO Max), the streaming giant owned by Warner Bros. 

If yes, we have a few potential answers for you today. 

When Can You Watch Barbie on Max (Previously HBO Max)? Exploring a Potential Barbie Movie Release Date

Warner Bros, the owner of the popular streaming service Max, launched the OTT app on 27 May 2020. Since then, the entertainment outlet has mesmerized its audience with a bunch of exciting films and TV shows. These were Game of Thrones, Dune, The Little Things, John Wick Chapter 3, The Last of Us, Shazam: The Fury of the Gods, Evil Dead Rise, and many more. 

Now as far as Barbie movie release date is concerned, Greta Gerwig’s film is likely to hit Max sooner. Though Warner Bros has not announced an official release date for the film, looking at the streaming history of Warner Bros on their OTT app, we have a few Barbie movie release dates in mind. 

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In the pre-pandemic period, Warner Bros released their films on HBO Max 90 days after their theatrical release. An example of this is the popular mystery thriller John Wick Chapter 3, which was released on 17th May 2019 in theatres and streamed on HBO Max from 23rd August 2019, after around 96 days. 

Coming to the pandemic situation, Warner Bros made a small change in their streaming pattern. The distributors released every pandemic movie in theatres and on HBO Max simultaneously. Examples are- The Little Things, Dune, and many more. 

The post-pandemic situation saw another change in Warner Bros’ streaming pattern. Instead of compelling fans to wait over 90 days to stream their favorite movies on HBO Max, the distributors minimized this period ranging between 60-70 days. Their recently released Shazam: The Fury of the Gods and Evil Dead Rise are live examples of the change. 

Shazam: The Fury of the Gods hit theatres on 17th March 2023 and HBO Max on 23rd May 2023. Likewise, Evil Dead Rise received a theatrical release on 21st April 2023 and an HBO Max release on 23rd June 2023. 

Hearing out these streaming patterns of Warner Bros, possibilities are Barbie movie release date can go ahead with any of the patterns discussed today. If Warner Bros releases Barbie 90 days after its theatrical release, we’ll stream the movie after 21st October on Max. 

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However, if the distributors follow their fresh pattern, fortunately, we may stream Greta Gerwig’s film somewhere in September. 

Let’s all hope to get a confirmed Barbie movie release date for Max sooner.

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