With the success of being the biggest film of the summer, we’re looking ahead at The Barbie movie rent online release date. This should give you a good idea about when to expect it to be available to rent with the latest on both early access and standard rental covered in detail.
The Barbie movie is all about the journey of discovery the eponymous doll goes through when she has an existential crisis. It sees her and Ken leaving the Malibu beach house comfort of Barbie Land to go to the real world and try to make sense of things.
For Ken, he just wants to be with the love of his life, but director and writer Greta Gerwig has got plans for his awakening just as much as for Barbie. There was a lot of hype for the film in the run-up to the cinematic release date, which we’re expecting to carry on for early access rental and the standard rent online option further down the line.
The cast is a big part of the hype with Margot Robbie leading things as the main Barbie and Ryan Gosling joining her as prime Ken. However, there are lots of different versions of them, including Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Dua Lipa and Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton) on the Barbie side of the equation. The extra Kens include Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), John Cena (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem), Ncuti Gatwa (Doctor Who) and Kingsley Ben-Adir (Secret Invasion).
We’ve pulled together everything that we know about the rent online release date for the Barbie movie. We’ll keep things updated as Warner Bros. announces more about the home media release and you can check out the link below to find out more about when it should be coming out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital purchase.
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The Barbie Movie early access rental release date
Following its arrival on the big screen on July 21st, 2023, we should get the Barbie movie coming out on digital early access around 45 to 60 days afterwards. This has been the norm for a while now, but not all early access releases include the option to rent online, so there is a possibility that the Barbie movie will skip it.
However, this is usually the plan for Disney fold productions like Avatar 2 or Guardians of the Galaxy 3, so it might not apply. If it does get early access rental then we can expect this at the same time as the purchase option, which puts it around September time for both the UK and North America.
It looks like the Barbie movie is going to be one of the big blockbusters of the summer holidays, so that will probably mean that they’ll give it a long run at the box office. This hints at a projection on the later side of the spectrum, so it will probably be towards the end of September, at our best estimate.
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The UK normally gets its rent online release date a week or so later than in North America, so it’s possible that it might creep into October over here. We’ll update things here as they’re announced, but when it does arrive it should be available to rent from Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, the Microsoft Store and YouTube.
The Barbie movie rent online release date
Following on from early access, we should get the standard Barbie movie rent online release date in the approach to Christmas 2023. A lot will depend on how well it does at the box office and tying into possible holiday periods, but in general we’re expecting it to good to go in all areas before the seasons greetings draw to close.
It should be a little earlier in North America, with November being a possible launch period around the Thanksgiving weekend. This will have given it more than a month to pick up sales for the DVD, Blu-ray, 4K and standard digital purchase versions in the run up to Christmas and the big movie weekend for the rental.
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It will probably be a little later in the UK, so we’re probably looking at mid-to-later December 2023. Again, this will mean it’s had a good period on DVD, Blu-ray and digital for sales, but then giving it a second bit at the holiday sales feast with the rent online release.
There aren’t that many big films out after the Barbie movie that could derail it’s success at the box office. It’s got Oppenheimer out on the same weekend, but we’re not expecting it to cause that much disruption for the Greta Gerwig film.
After July 21st, there’s just Haunted Mansion and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem with big blockbuster potential. However, again, we’re not expecting them to change things that much following its initial big screen release, so the projections for the rent online release date above are still our best estimates.
Where to watch the Barbie movie online?
As we said earlier, all of the main providers should have the Barbie movie available to rent online around the same date. This means that you’ll have Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, the Microsoft Store and YouTube to choose from.
However, if you’re looking at streaming the movie for free then you might be wondering whether or not it’ll be on Amazon Prime or Netflix as part of the subscription. There are no previous Barbie live-action movies to go on, but we can look at the fact that it’s a Warner Bros. film.
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The company’s back catalogue seems to go to the highest bidder at the time and both Netflix and Amazon Prime stream WB films, so it could go either way. For example, Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore are currently on Netflix and The Hobbit Trilogy are on Amazon Prime.
However, both options will be a long way away, so you might not want to count on getting to watch the Barbie movie on either of them any time soon as part of your subscription. That leaves the rent online release date details above as you best option for 2023.
To keep tabs on the latest upcoming films you can check out our movie news section. There’s also more on the Barbie movie at the Warner Bros. website, www.warnerbros.co.uk.