'Elvis' Isn't on HBO Max Yet, Here's Why

'Elvis' Isn't on HBO Max Yet, Here's Why

Baz Luhrmann’s incredible Elvis Presley biopic Elvis It should have reached HBO Max this week but it isn’t. On Tuesday, however, the film will be made available for purchase or rent through video-on–demand services. Sources said IndieWire Warner Bros. will merge with Discovery on Aug. 3. Discovery will not include it in HBO Max for subscribers. This is another chaotic sign that there are changes at the newly-merged company.

To boost HBO Max subscriptions in the COVID-19 epidemic, Warner Bros. movies were all released to HBO Max on the same day as they opened in theaters. For 2022, the company provided movies with a 45-day theatrical window. Subscribers didn’t need to wait long to see them. The BatmanAnd Fantastic Beasts from the Secrets of Dumbledore.

As such, there were no exceptions to the 2022 rule. The BatmanWhen HBO Max arrived, it was still earning money in theaters. This is all about to change with Warner Bros. The Discovery merger is complete. David Zaslav (CEO) prioritizes theatrical releases over streaming. Sources claimed DeciderThe 45-day window is only applicable to a “case-by-case basis.”It’s not surprising that Elvis is still doing well at the box-office, so it’s not the first Warner Bros. title to not go to HBO Max immediately. Another source said that another source had told them. Decider That Elvis HBO Max will soon be available.

Warner Bros. Last week, Discovery sparked shockwaves in Hollywood. The straight-to HBO Max movies. Batgirl And Scoob! Holiday Haunt they were nearly finished were canceled. Subscriptions discovered that certain titles were disappearing on HBO Max. Finally, Zaslav announced that Discovery+ and HBO Max would merge in the fourth quarter earnings call on Thursday.

“This idea of expensive films going direct-to-streaming, we cannot find an economic case for it,”Zaslav spoke to analysts. “We’re making a strategic shift. As part of that, we’ve been out in the town talking about our commitment to the theatrical exhibition and the theatrical window. A number of movies will be launched with shorter windows.”


Elvis The movie will be available on PVROD platforms for $19.99 per 48-hour rental and $24.99 per purchase, long before its September Bluray release. On June 24, the movie, which stars Austin Butler in Presley’s role, was released in theaters. The production cost approximately $85 million. Already has grossed more thanGlobally, $251.2 million. It is Warner Bros.’ third highest-grossing movie, trailing only The Avengers. The Batman($770.8 Million Worldwide) Fantastic Beasts from the Secrets of Dumbledore ($405.1 million).

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