Barbie Movie Receives An “Exciting” Blu-ray Release Update

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By Black Widow

The highly anticipated Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has been making waves both at the box office and in the world of physical media. Warner Bros. has an exciting update regarding the film’s Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release date, offering fans a chance to relive the magic of Barbie at home.

Digital Release Delayed, IMAX Expansion

Initially, the digital release of Barbie was slated for September 5, with a later adjustment to September 12. However, Warner Bros. has decided to push back the digital release date, creating anticipation for the film’s theatrical IMAX release on September 22.

This decision hints at the possibility of additional footage, including post-credit scenes, adding more excitement for Barbie fans.

Barbie’s Physical Release Date Revealed

A significant development for Barbie enthusiasts is the revelation of the film’s physical release date. According to the latest information, Barbie’s physical copies, including DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD, are scheduled to hit the shelves on January 2, 2024. This announcement brings relief to eager fans, as it marks the first time a concrete date has been attached to the physical release.


However, it’s essential to note that given the previous changes to the digital release date, there remains a possibility of adjustments to the physical release date in the coming weeks.

Comparing Barbie Movie’s Success to Top Gun: Maverick

An astute observation by movie enthusiast Luiz Fernando highlights the remarkable success of Barbie by drawing a parallel with 2022’s blockbuster hit, Top Gun: Maverick. Tom Cruise’s legacy sequel achieved global box office earnings of $1.49 billion in the summer of 2022 and didn’t see a physical release until 158 days after its theatrical debut.

In a similar vein, Barbie’s release strategy involves hitting physical media shelves 165 days after its theater premiere (assuming the January 2 date remains unchanged). This patient approach aligns with Warner Bros.’s objective to maximize box office revenue for what has become the studio’s most significant film to date.

Barbie’s Unprecedented Box Office Triumph

Barbie’s box office success in 2023 has been nothing short of exceptional. The film has grossed an impressive $1.38 billion globally, surpassing other highly anticipated releases such as The Super Mario Bros. Movie and securing its position as the year’s biggest cinematic sensation.

With the upcoming IMAX re-release in late September, Barbie is poised to make a strong push towards the $1.5 billion mark, potentially outperforming Top Gun: Maverick’s impressive earnings from the previous year. This incredible box office performance reinforces Warner Bros.’s commitment to maximizing the film’s revenue potential.

The Barbie movie’s journey has been an extraordinary one, marked by both its unparalleled box office triumph and its carefully planned approach to home media releases. As fans eagerly await the physical release on January 2, 2024, they can relish in the anticipation of more Barbie magic and post-credit surprises.