It’s now been nearly a year since WarnerMedia announced that it would bring its entire 2021 slate of movies to HBO Max on the same day as their theatrical releases. Several filmmakers were displeased with the experiment, but the hybrid strategy seems to have been a success.
Nevertheless, the studio already confirmed that its 2022 releases will have traditional theatrical debuts. But in the meantime, there are still huge movies coming day-and-date to
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Dune HBO release date and streaming release
WarnerMedia’s official release date for Dune is October 22nd, 2021. Of course, as with every modern theatrical release, showtimes will begin as early as Thursday evening. Typically,
It’s rather intriguing that Warner is still tinkering with its day-and-date movie releases this late in the game. As we know, when the calendar flips to 2022, Warner Bros. movies will again debut exclusively in theaters. After a 45-day theatrical window (down from 90 days before the pandemic), the movies can move to video-on-demand and streaming services. Nevertheless, Warner is still trying to perfect this model. It’s going to be difficult to put the rabbit back in the hat, as so many people have become accustomed to watching major studio releases at home on launch day. Warner is probably trying to gather as much data as it possibly can before reverting to the old model.
What’s at stake for WarnerMedia
Dune is one of the most high-profile releases left for 2021. The movie reportedly cost $165 million to make, and WarnerMedia has plans for a sequel movie as well as a live-action prequel series for
In addition to Dune: Part One, WarnerMedia will also release King Richard and The Matrix Resurrections in theaters and on