HBO Max is streaming new and theatrical movies at no additional charge on the same day each movie hits US theaters year-round. But the biggest releases this weekend, like The eternal purge, Boss baby 2 other Zola – not broadcast on HBO Max. And this summer’s previous blockbusters like Fast and furious 9 other A quiet place, part 2 they are not in Max now either.
(The Boss Baby: The Family Business it is airing now, at the same time it’s in theaters, but not on HBO Max. It is , if you sign up for a $ 5 or $ 10 a month subscription).
But it also means that movies from any other studio won’t.
This so-called hybrid launch strategy for Warner Bros. and HBO Max is unprecedented, but it is also generating the wrong hope among viewers when some new movie hits theaters. Not knowing the studio that distributes that new film, many people are curious that it may be one of the films available onalso.
Warner Bros. movies have a direct channel to Max because HBO Max and Warner Bros. are owned and operated by WarnerMedia. They are brothers, essentially.‘s
But it’s worth noting that this hybrid strategy is exclusive to Warner Bros. and HBO. No other Hollywood studio is being this aggressive by putting so many movies (including mega-budgetary blockbusters) on a streaming service right away at no additional charge.
The hybrid release strategy is so aggressive, in fact, that WarnerMedia will terminate it after 2021. Starting in 2022, Warner Bros. films are expected to have a window of time exclusively in theaters before moving to other formats such as online rentals and HBO Max. However, that theatrical window will be much shorter than before the pandemic.
Is Forever Purge on HBO Max?
No. The Forever Purge is distributed by Universal, which will release it exclusively in theaters first. It is not broadcasting anywhere yet.
But The Forever Purge will eventually be on HBO Max.
HBO has what is known as a one-time license agreement with Universal, which means that HBO is the first place Universal’s movies are shown on television or streaming services. But Forever Purge won’t hit HBO and HBO Max until the movie is available first in theaters, then as online rental, and finally on Blu-ray and DVD for sale. Typically these pay movies tend to release to stream about nine months after theatrical release, but a date for The Forever Purge has yet to be announced. Regardless, it means that HBO Max is on track to get Forever Purge to air first before any other service, likely later this year or sometime early next.
Is Fast and Furious 9 on HBO Max?
No not yet.
F9, also know as Almost 9 or , is also distributed by Universal. Like The Forever Purge, it’s only available in theaters, but it will also air on HBO Max eventually, though not until late this year or early next year.
Is Boss Baby 2 on HBO Max?
No, but it is available to broadcast elsewhere. DreamWorks Animation, creator of the sequel, and the Peacock streaming service are owned by Comcast, which makes the film available onnow at the same time it is in theaters. It’s on any of Peacock’s paid premium tiers, so the $ 5 and $ 10-a-month tiers have The Boss Baby: Family Business available to stream at no additional cost.
Anyone who watches Peacock with a free membership cannot stream Boss Baby 2; you will need to upgrade to a premium account.
What about Zola and A Quiet Place Part 2? Are they in Max?
No, neither of us is still broadcasting.
Zola is distributed by A24, a smaller studio. Zola was released this week but only in theaters. Early in the pandemic, A24 held virtual online screenings of its movie Minari, but it is unclear whether the company would resume the practice with theaters reopened widely in the US.
continuation to the horror hit A peaceful place, is distributed by Paramount Pictures and is only in theaters. But will be available on the streaming service 45 days after its theatrical release, which leads it to air starting July 12. That’s much faster than movies released in theaters would have reached a streaming service before the pandemic., the
Okay, so what new movies can I stream on HBO Max while they’re in theaters?
All of these titles will be available on HBO Max the same day they hit US theaters.
Typically, most new Warner Bros. movies are available to stream on Max at 12:01 am PT / 3:01 am ET on the day of their release. But the timing for other movies can vary, depending on when the first movie screenings are held in theaters. Wonder Woman 1984, for example, was available at 9 am PT / noon ET on December day. 25 because they were the first theaters open that day.
The movies will be available to stream on HBO Max for 31 days. Typically, they are expected to be removed from service at 11:59 p.m. PST on that 31st.
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