When does Elvis come out on streaming? The film just released in theaters on June 24, 2022. And the good news is you won’t have to wait long for the Baz Luhrmann biopic to premiere on HBO Max!
Elvis ended the two-week reign of Jurassic World: Dominion at the box office. However, it didn’t clam the top spot. Top Gun: Maverick continues to sore as it enters its fifth week. The Tom Cruise action flick finished this weekend with $30.5 million, just barely beating out Elvis which also shows $30.5 million for the weekend. It’s also worth noting that Maverick has crossed over the $1 billion mark worldwide!
The International Debut of Elvis
Elvis opened two days earlier internationally than it did domestically. But international numbers only totaled $20 million, bring the worldwide amount earned in opening weekend to $50.5 million.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years.
We see Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
When Will Elvis Come Out on Streaming?
In August 2021, Warner Brothers announced via Variety that all of their films would play in theaters exclusively for a 45-day window. And after that period, they would become available for streaming on HBO Max. The 45-day timeline would presumably have Elvis premiering on HBO Max the week of August 8, 2022.
While critics have had mixed reactions to the film, one thing almost everyone can agree on is how incredible Austin Bulter’s performance is as Elvis.
“Lightning doesn’t often strike twice, but with Austin, we knew that we had one of the few tickets to the greatest show on Earth.” Luhrmann says, comparing the star’s presence to that of Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet.
“It’s been hard times, you know,” Luhrmann says to ABC.Net, referring to the effect of the last two years on cinema. “If one person gets any emotion from anything we collectively toil to make, it means all the world to us. It really does.”