Senior Entertainment Writer, Tech AdvisorSEP 13, 2023 5:27 pm BST
Image: Warner Bros. Discovery
Greta Gertwig’s Barbie has soared in all its pink glory to new box office heights, overtaking The Super Mario Bros. Movie to become this year’s highest grossing film.
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.
Barbie is a Warner Bros. Discovery 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. Some of the latest 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. Therefore, we estimate that it will arrive on Max and Now in 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 DVD and Blu-ray?
Whilst Warner has not announced a confirmed release date for Barbie on DVD and Blu-ray, Amazon UK have listed the film as coming on 31 December2023, whilst Amazon US have a later date of 29 February 2024.
These could just be placeholder dates (Amazon has been known to do this in the past), but they are the most solid thing we’ve seen so far. There has also been a date of 2 January 2023 floated online (via Luiz Fernando on Twitter), but no retailer has listed this date. When we get more information, we will update this article.
Hannah Cowton is a Senior Entertainment 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.