December 1, 2023

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Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is an enormous hit, with a present take of over $1.34 billion on the world field workplace. Its theatrical run is hardly over, with an IMAX model set to premiere on September twenty second, full with new footage. The excellent news is that Barbie may also be launched on-line quickly, because it’ll be obtainable for digital purchases and leases on varied platforms. The unhealthy information is that the digital launch may see delays, which is able to probably additionally affect Barbie’s streaming launch.

Warner Bros. introduced not too long ago that Barbie would get a digital launch on September fifth, which implied the streaming launch would comply with a number of weeks later. However issues have apparently modified, in accordance with at the least two separate reviews.

Per The Direct, digital retailer ROW8 up to date its itemizing to point out an internet launch date of September twelfth for Gerwig’s blockbuster. However looking for the film title on the platform nonetheless surfaces a September fifth launch date.

A couple of days in the past, WhenToStream confirmed proof that indicated Barbie will probably be obtainable on-line every week later than Warner’s preliminary premiere date. Particularly, WhenToStream noticed that YouTube listed Barbie for preorder with a September twelfth launch date. On the time, ROW8 was nonetheless displaying a September fifth on-line premiere.

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in Barbie. Picture supply: Warner Bros. Footage

Regardless of the case, you received’t have too lengthy to attend for the digital launch. And Warner ought to quickly replace its schedule quickly, if these reviews are correct.

A delayed digital launch means Barbie can earn more money on the field workplace for at the least one other week. And that’s earlier than the IMAX model hits theaters on September twenty second, in case you wish to rewatch the film on the large(ger) display.

However not all film followers will wish to purchase the digital model. Many individuals will look ahead to the streaming model, particularly Max subscribers. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav already introduced that Barbie will hit Max this fall with out offering a launch date. Contemplating these new reviews and the upcoming IMAX premiere, I wouldn’t anticipate Barbie to stream earlier than someday in late October, if not later.

Do not forget that Warner has simply delayed the Dune 2 premiere due to the strikes. It’s unclear whether or not the Barbie digital launch delay has something to do with the present state of the trade. However no one may blame the studio for making an attempt to maintain Barbie in theaters for so long as attainable.

As for that IMAX model of Barbie, you’ll be able to anticipate at the least one new scene within the type of a credit tag that Greta Gerwig chosen. You’ll have only one week to see Barbie in IMAX theaters, nevertheless.