HBO Max Glitch Reveals Streaming Date for The Batman

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Are you an HBO Max subscriber who still hasn’t seen The Batman yet? You may want to consider just waiting it out, as a glitch on the streaming service today accidentally revealed when fans of the Dark Knight can check out Matt Reeves’ film without the sound of babies crying in the distance, and it’s not very far off.

While the listing below has since been scrubbed, Deadline has heard that the dates are legit, indicating that HBO Max subscribers will be able to stream The Batman beginning on Tuesday, April 19. Lending credence to the alleged date is WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, who had previously suggested that all Warner Bros theatrical releases would hit HBO Max just 45 days after their theatrical debut. (April 19 would mark 46 days after the film’s March 4 release in Canada and the U.S.)

Image: Deadline

With a global gross of nearly half a billion dollars, The Batman has become the fourth highest-grossing studio release of the pandemic era and marks Warner Bros.’ best international debut since Joker in October 2019. It also scored the biggest-ever debut for a DC film in seven markets and the biggest-ever opening weekend for a Warner Bros release in Iceland, according to a separate Deadline report.

HBO Max subscribers can also look forward to at least two spin-offs of The Batman in the future, with one centered around Colin Farrell’s Penguin, picking up from where the Gotham kingpin left off in Reeves’ film. The other is an Arkham series, which will supposedly have a horror vibe.

‘The Batman’ Expected To Fly To HBO Max In Late April (Deadline)

  • A tech glitch on the HBO website accidentally revealed the HBO Max and pay cable network’s premiere dates for the studio’s current blockbuster hit The Batman, which is set to bank a half-billion dollars worldwide by this weekend at the global box office.
  • Stateside, The Batman had a fantastic hold in its second weekend, -50% with $66.5 million (-41% if you back out the first weekend’s previews of $21.6M from its $134M start).
  • Through Tuesday, The Batman stateside counts $252.5M. Industry estimates have Batman‘s final domestic tally at $400M.

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