Luckily for everyone, HBO has just confirmed the streaming release date for Barbie. Premiered in July, Barbie has become one of the most beloved and successful movies of 2023.
Barbie received highly favorable reviews and is currently the highest-grossing film of 2023 so far, earning over $1.4 billion during its run in cinemas worldwide.
The streaming release date for Barbie has been revealed. We can confirm that Barbie will hit HBO Max on December 15th in the United States and simultaneously debut worldwide on HBO Max on the same day.
After Barbie’s success in theaters, how will it fare in streaming?
The premiere of Barbie in theaters has been a historic success in many ways. Besides being the highest-grossing film of 2023, Barbie stands as Warner Bros.’ biggest financial success of all time.
Barbie has also become the highest-grossing film directed by a woman in the American box office, a particularly notable record given its feminist theme. For a movie outside the superhero genre or another major franchise, Barbie’s consistent box office records are an even more impressive feat.
After its theatrical release on July 21st, Barbie became available for rent or purchase starting on September 12th. Recently, it has been revealed that Oppenheimer, its former box office competitor, surpassed Barbie in its VOD (Video on Demand) debut, with 388,000 views compared to Barbie’s estimated lower figure of 363,000.
Even though it lost to Oppenheimer in its VOD debut, Barbie’s streaming numbers still represent an impressive total, exacerbated by the fact that the movie remained in the top 5 at the box office for several weeks after its VOD release.
This initial success bodes well for Barbie’s performance in streaming. Arriving just in time for the holidays, Barbie lands on Max and HBO Max at an optimal moment to regain strength.