Meg 2: The Trench Online Release Update – All You Need to Know

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By Black Widow

Fans of aquatic thrillers have reason to rejoice as Meg 2: The Trench, starring Jason Statham, is set to make a splash in the digital realm. Following its impressive international box office performance, particularly in China, where it surpassed the summer blockbuster Barbie.

The Global Success of Meg 2: The Trench

Meg 2: The Trench has been making waves internationally, grossing over $250 million overseas, with a substantial $106.3 million coming from the lucrative Chinese market.

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Notably, the film features popular Chinese actor Wu Jing, contributing to its success by attracting a significant audience in China. In comparison, the summer’s biggest hit, “Barbie,” managed to accumulate just $34.6 million in the same market.

The Path to an Imminent Digital Release

While Meg 2 enjoyed remarkable international success, its performance in the domestic market has been less stellar, earning less than $70 million. This discrepancy in box office earnings points toward an imminent digital release of the film.

When to Catch Meg 2: The Trench Online

Warner Bros. has officially confirmed, through WhenToStream, that Meg 2: The Trench will be available for purchase online starting Friday, August 25. This digital release follows a relatively brief 21-day theatrical exclusivity window—a trend consistent with Warner Bros.’s approach in 2023.

Warner Bros. has shown a willingness to embrace shorter theatrical exclusivity periods compared to other studios. Earlier 2023 releases like Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Evil Dead Rise were made available for digital purchase within three weeks of their theatrical debuts.

Even The Flash, which experienced a lackluster box office performance, was released online just 32 days after its theatrical release. In contrast, Barbie, one of Warner Bros.’s most successful films in recent years, will be available online 46 days after its premiere.

Streaming on Max – What to Expect

Like most Warner Bros. films, Meg 2: The Trench is set to join the streaming platform Max later this year. Given the swift transition from theaters to digital platforms in August, it’s highly likely that Max subscribers won’t have to wait long to dive into The Trench.

Following the pattern of previous 2023 Warner Bros. releases, which have already transitioned to streaming on Max, fans can anticipate Meg 2 to become available on the platform approximately 60-70 days after its theatrical release. Assuming Warner Bros. continues its tradition of releasing films on Fridays, viewers can mark their calendars for the potential Max release date of Friday, October 6.

Meg 2: The Trench has made a significant splash on the international box office scene and is now poised to captivate audiences in the digital realm.

Warner Bros.’s willingness to embrace shorter theatrical exclusivity windows reflects the evolving landscape of film distribution in 2023, providing viewers with more immediate access to their favorite movies.

Mark your calendars for August 25 to purchase Meg 2: The Trench online, and stay tuned for its Max debut in the not-so-distant future.