The movie will only be available on HBO Max for a month. It’s currently available as a high-priced rental in the UK, Canada and other countries where Max isn’t an option.
The WW84 viewership and accelerated work on Wonder Woman 3 aren’t surprising. Most US movie theaters are closed due to COVID-19, and the holiday would have left many people at home regardless. Much like Pixar’s Soul, Wonder Woman had a large potential audience that couldn’t visit family or otherwise mark the holidays as usual. Still, this could help WarnerMedia justify its decision to stream all its 2021 movies on HBO Max — it could keep people subscribed well after the novelty wears off, at least until it’s truly safe to return to theaters.