Barbie has smashed many records on the worldwide box office and has earned over $1 billion, which makes it the highest grossing movie of 2023. Now finally after a long wait, the movie is coming straight on digital platforms!
When is it landing online and how can you stream it? Here’s everything that you need to know about it!
The Barbie Movie Was About To Land On The YouTube Movies!
As soon as we talks about the VOD service, YouTube movies comes in our mind and Barbie movie was also getting the same treatment from the studio. In fact, the movie was almost made available to purchase on YouTube!
It was the last week of August when YouTube announced the streaming dates for Barbie movie. According to the updates, the movie was set to land on YouTube movies starting from September 2023 and everything was looking fine.
However, Warner Bros decided to push these dates. That’s why YouTube Movies has updated its preorder Barbie page, adjusting the “Expected” release date from September 12 to “Not announced.”
This is a clear indication that Barbie will not be made available on YouTube for quite some time and there are no signs pointing to when its landing date on the platform might be.
It doesn’t means that the movie will never land on YouTube, but it seems like Warner Bros has some different plans for it. As per some latest reports, it is being said that the Barbie Movie will become available to purchase on YouTube movies starting from the mid of October 2023, which makes it to land closer to the Holidays season.
Warner Bros. Is Making Some Changes In It’s Plans!
Unlike its DC bombs like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle, Warner Bros. is set to continually promote audiences to go see Barbie in theaters.
The studio is loosing millions of dollars on the box office because of it’s bad marketing strategy, inconsistent storyline and various other factors. The studio is having a very tough time and in this exhausting time, The Barbie Movie is proving to be a game changer for the studio.
By dominating over the Box Office for almost two months, it has given a good chance to the studio to rethink about t’s strategies and come up with an interesting and unique idea.
In fact, if you don’t know then starting from the September 22, Barbie is being re-released in IMAX and will feature new post-credits footage, which can eventually help them in earning some extra amount of cash.
Another important note is that as of weekend six, Barbie was still playing in roughly 3,900 theaters North American theaters, the most of any other film (per Box Office Pro). So it all says a lot about the plans of Warner Bros.
That means, we should not expect it to land on digital platform before the first week of October (at the earliest).
The Barbie Movie Review : Worth It Or Not?
Despite getting released in the time where people loves to watch the movies surrounding around the superheroes universe, the success of The Barbie Movie has made a deep impact on both the audiences and the Box Office.
The movie has received a lot of praise from both the critics and the fans from all across the globe. In the time when all other studios and their directors are busy in making back to back action packed movies, Greta Gerwig lead Barbie gave a golden chance to the fans to explore the new and magical world of our beloved classic character.
Initially, the studio was not even expecting it to cover it’s own expenses, but the movie became the biggest success of the past few years on the box office.
Leonard Maltin, who is among the popular film critics has written in his review, “When I became a father I searched for movies that would show my daughter positive role models, and it was tough going. Barbie makes up for lost time and should warm the hearts of parents and daughters alike.“
While other top critics like Adam Kempenaar has said, “Gerwig’s satire and the comedic chops of Robbie and, especially, Gosling fall into perfect rhythm once Barbie and Ken leave the candy-colored comforts of Barbie Land and Ken discovers the patriarchy.“
That’s not all!
The Barbie Movie is also maintaining an outstanding 88% critics score along with an ultimate 84% audience score on the Rotten Tomatoes, which is also known to give some of the best and trusted scorecards of the performances and reviews of movies.
According to the very own review of Movie World Network, “Barbie does something more than just highlight the ridiculous and limiting nature of external and internalized misogyny. It’s a riotously entertaining candy-coloured feminist fable that manages simultaneously to celebrate, satirise and deconstruct its happy-plastic subject.“
And that’s still not all, “The movie is funny, it’s bright and uplifting and is a perfect match of Humor and Beauty. Both Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling has nailed it and that’s how the masterpiece is made into reality!.“
So it doesn’t matter whether you are a caring parent or a go with a flow type of person, Barbie is made for everyone and that’s the main reason behind it’s unrealistic success on the box office history.
The movie is currently playing in theatres and will be landing on various digital platforms starting from the first week of the October, so make sure to give it a try with your families and friends in the upcoming holidays season of 2023! Stay Safe, Peace Out!