After releasing all of its 2021 films on HBO Max, Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman became the studio’s first theatrical exclusive in over a year. Audiences turned out in droves for the Dark Knight’s big-screen comeback. But it won’t be long before the reboot joins WarnerMedia’s streaming library. Deadline reports that The Batman will begin streaming on HBO Max on Tuesday, April 19.
Warner Bros. also shared that the film will hit HBO’s linear platform on Saturday, April 23. The studio previously confirmed that The Batman would have a 45-day (or in this case, 46-day) run in theaters before it becomes available to stream, which seems to be the industry’s new normal. Regardless, the reboot will eventually find itself in good company. HBO Max will also be the home of a new Penguin spinoff (which was ordered to series last week) and another series focused on Arkham Asylum.
The Batman finished its second weekend as the reigning box office champ. So far, the reboot has made over $252 million domestically and nearly $480 million worldwide, with analysts predicting that it will officially cross the $500 million mark this weekend. It’s anyone’s guess whether the film’s streaming debut will harm its box office returns. But the film seems to have made enough money for WB to greenlight a sequel at some point. And luckily, director Matt Reeves already has ideas for future installments.
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