Many film fans are currently discovering whether life in plastic is fantastic after all now that Greta Gertwig’s Barbie has been released in cinemas across the US and the UK.
The movie has been making waves across the internet, with choreographed dance numbers and Ryan Gosling exploring the concept of ‘Kenergy’ in interviews. However, if you can’t make it out to the cinemas, you may be wondering when Barbie is releasing at home.
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When could Barbie release on streaming services?
Barbie is a Warner Bros. film, so when it does release it will almost certainly arrive on Max in the US, which means it should land on Now (Sky’s streaming service) in the UK.
No streaming release date has been set for the film so far, but we can estimate when it will be. The last two Warner Bros. films to hit Max were Evil Dead Rise and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which took 63 days and 67 days respectively to release.
That said, neither of these films were massive hits at the box office – and Barbie is currently on track for a big opening (via Deadline). Therefore, we estimate that it will arrive on Max and Now in late Autumn 2023.
We will confirm further details when we know more. Barbie is not expected to arrive on other streaming platforms such as Netflix or Disney+.
When could Barbie be released on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray?
There are no confirmed release dates for Barbie on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray, but we can again estimate when they will be.
Previous Warner films (including The Flash) have all been released digitally around a month before the streaming release date. Therefore, early to mid Autumn 2023 is a safe bet for when the film may be released on VOD.
Meanwhile, hard copy releases seem to coincide with the streaming releases roughly, so a late Autumn 2023 release for Barbie on DVD/Blu-ray seems accurate.
When we get more information, we will update this article.
Hannah Cowton is a Senior Staff Writer at Tech Advisor and Macworld, working across entertainment, consumer technology and lifestyle. Her interests and specialities lie in streaming services, film and television reviews and rumours, gaming, wearables and smart home products. She’s also the creator of The London Geek, a geek culture and lifestyle blog.