If Wonder Woman 1984 were to release in theatres worldwide, it would have been able to gross over 1 billion US dollars. There is literally no doubt regarding this fact. Back in the first installment, we saw that actress Gal Gadot had her debut in the role of Diana Prince of Thermyscira. This film grossed about 821.8 million US dollars from a budget of just 120 to 150 million US dollars. That is how much success this franchise carries. Since that point in time, Gal Gadot and the film Wonder Woman set in the DC Extended Universe have only growing in popularity status. Wonder Woman came out back in 2017. If the times were normal right now, the film would prove itself to be a guaranteed hit. However, now that the cinemas are limited due to the pandemic, the producers have no choice but to release the movie on a streaming site first.
Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot to Release on HBO Max!
Just like The Houe of Mouse had done it with their choice to come up with Frozen 2 at the time when this pandemic was still in its early stages, the official statement has come out from Warner Bros. that they are going to release this film on HBO Max. This film is going to release on Christmas Day. Jason Kilar is the CEO at Warner Media. He revealed in a statement that the first and the most important benefit of this is to the fans in the manner of an unprecedented choice that comes from the first day itself. The CEO also continued about how a little more than 4 million fans enjoyed this film on the first day of its release in the United States back in 2017.
He says that he is so excited to find out if that happens again, this time with Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas. The film is going to release on the HBO Max platform on December 25. All this while, the kindness that Kilar and his company are showing to all the fans should actually be commended. I mean, no one in the entire Hollywood industry is going to sacrifice a billion US dollars for the sake of appealing to the entire fanbase of the film. Rather than facing any good options, Warner Media has taken the lesser two evils and sacrificed a huge and a short term payday for the long term growth of their streaming platform, that is, HBO Max.
Even though it is not unanimous yet, a variety of media, as well as technology platforms, trust that it is streaming platforms which are going to be the future of watching films and TV shows. Before the pandemic, the box office scores were not doing so great even before the pandemic started. Even the viewership rates of broadcasting TV were also fallen down. It was all because the audiences switched over to Netflix for a quick binge or maybe even going to FX or HBO for prestige content.