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Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not airing on HBO Max, sorry (but King Richard is)

by Stewart Cole

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This year we saw an unprecedented number of new theatrical films that were released on streaming services the same day they were released in cinemas. HBO Max, in particular, has become synonymous with practice. And HBO Max as soon as the flow started King Richard, for the father of young Venus and Serena Williams, and is still being broadcast Dune, the big-budget, star-studded remake of the classic sci-fi, for one last weekend. But do not come to Max looking for movies like Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

This is because the only movies on HBO Max that are still in theaters are Warner Bros. movies. Dune and King Richard are Warner Bros. movies that meet the requirements for streaming on HBO Max. But Warner Bros. is not releasing anything new in theaters this weekend.

Occasionally, other studios follow the HBO Max playbook and drop a movie in theaters and on a streaming service at the same time. So Halloween Kills became available for streaming last month when it hit theaters. (See below for more details on what movies are broadcast and what not and where.)

HBO Max made a splash last year when it announced it he would run new, movies from Warner Bros. Studios at no extra charge the same day they hit the big screen in 2021. This is included Godzilla vs. Kong, On high level and Space Jam: A New Legacy earlier this year as well The Matrix 4 subsequently.

But it also means that movies from any other studio will not be on Max on the same day.

The strategy has created some misguided hopes among moviegoers when Any new movie coming out in theaters. Without knowing the studio that distributes this new movie, many people wonder if it is one of the movies available on HBO Max.

Can I stream Ghostbusters: Afterlife on HBO Max (or anywhere)?

No. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is distributed by Sony Pictures, which will make it exclusive to theaters from Friday. That means it won’t be on HBO Max – or on Disney Plus or any other streaming service, for that matter.

Sony has made an agreement for its 2021 movies to go first to Starz, where they are available to watch on its traditional channels or stream its application. So, Starz will be the first place where you can stream this latest Sony movie, which will be available there in about nine months.

Can I broadcast Eternals?

Not again. Eternals – the star-studded Marvel movie that is the next in the superhero franchise – not available for streaming, not up HBO Max, Disney Plus or anywhere else. It will be shown exclusively in cinemas for at least 45 days.

Eternals will eventually be streamed to Disney Plus, but it has no confirmed release date yet and Disney is unlikely to set one for a while.

What about other movies in theaters now? Are Halloween Kills, Spencer, No Time to Die or anything else streaming?

Halloween Kills is one of the few theatrical films now shown in theaters, at the end Peacock. Peacock is owned by Comcast NBCUniversal and is distributed by Universal Pictures Halloween Kills. But there is a paywall around the movie. If you want to watch Halloween Kills or any other Peacock program with paywalled, you need to sign up for a premium level of $ 5 per month or $ 10 per month.

(HBO Max is the next installment in Universal movies, such as Halloween Kills, to be released.

Spencer, distributed in the USA by Neon and Topic Studios, is released exclusively in cinemas.

But most other theatrical films have no streaming options. Last night in Soho, There is no time for death, Poison: Let there be a Massacre, Horns, The French mission and Ron has gone wrong have all been released in theaters exclusively in recent weeks.

What new movies can Do I stream on HBO Max while it’s still in the movies?

In general, most other Warner Bros. new movies are available for release on Max at 12:01 p.m. PT / 3: 01 p.m. ET on the day of their release. But the arrival time for some movies like Dune varies, depending on when the first movie theaters hit theaters. Wonder Woman 1984, for example, became available at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET on December 25, because they were the first theaters to be open that day. The Dune was on the same boat, arriving at the service at an informal time in the afternoon that it was released.

All Warner Bros. movies released on this “hybrid” model on HBO Max will be available for viewing in 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR image quality, although these formats are not yet standard on the full Max library.

These movies are available for streaming on HBO Max for 31 days. They are usually removed from the service at 11:59 p.m. PT on the last day of availability.

But even these Warner Bros. movies return to HBO Max relatively quickly, usually about five months after their original theatrical and Max premieres. Several movies have already come, gone and are back, including Mortal Kombat and Godzilla Vs. Kong.

But 2021 is set to be the only year for this phenomenon of the flow of new big screen movies on HBO Max as soon as they hit theaters. Warner Bros. said 10 studio-produced films would go straight to HBO Max in 2022, but major franchise films would have 45 days in theaters exclusively with no streaming option during this period from next year.

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