When to Watch Barbie 2023 Online
Warner Bros. (WB) announced that Barbie will be available for digital purchase online on Tuesday, September 5.
This gives fans the opportunity to watch the summer blockbuster at home just 46 days after the film's opening.
A fellow 2023 DC film, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, had a lighting-fast exclusive run in theaters. Three weeks following its opening, Shazam! 2 could be purchased online.
In an even quicker example, Warner Bros.' Evil Dead Rise hit digital platforms on May 9, a sinister 18 days after its theatrical release.
While compared to these other WB films, 46 days still is a quick turnaround for a $1 billion movie in theaters. Then again, the only other $1 billion film in 2023, Super Mario Bros. could be purchased online 41 days after opening.
When Will Barbie Start Streaming for Free?
However, it could be a while considering how successful the Barbie film has become in theaters during July and August this year.
In addition, WB will likely earn millions of more dollars from digital PVOD sales and merchandise heading, especially heading into the Halloween season.
The Flash was just confirmed to hit Max 70 days (August 25) after opening in theaters. On the polar opposite end of the box office success spectrum, it's more than likely that Barbie will have a long wait until being available to stream for free.
If it were to follow a 70-day release window, then Barbie would hit Max on September 29.
A 90-day gap between the opening in theaters to streaming on Max may be more accurate, equating to Barbie streaming on October 19.
Barbie is still currently playing in theaters, looking to remain #1 at the box office.