Despite the threat of COVID-19 and the fact that theaters haven’t been quite as successful as they were before the pandemic, Spider-Man: No Way Home was a huge success and instantly pulled people over to the cinemas. But while some people may not mind watching the movie in theaters, there are some who would rather wait for it to come to Disney+. So, when does Spider-Man: No Way Home leave theaters and come to Dinsey+?
There is yet to be any news regarding when Spider-Man: No Way Home will be leaving theaters, but most movies have a 90-day theatrical release window. Meanwhile, there is no update regarding its Disney+ release because it will release on Starz first, thanks to a deal struck by Sony with Starz.
Even though we saw movies like Shang-Chi and The Eternals leaving the theaters rather quickly and making their way to Disney+, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a different case because it is a collaboration between Disney and Sony. That means that Sony, being the company that owns the rights to Spider-Man theatrically, also has a say on the matter.
How Long Will Spider-Man: No Way Home Stay In Cinemas?
Like Shang-Chi and The Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home was able to enjoy a theatrical release on December 17, 2021, due to how the economy has been steadily opening up after it was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if the threat of COVID-19 and its evolving variants is still looming over our heads, Spider-Man: No Way Home lived up to the hype of its most-watched trailer.
Despite the fact that some people are still hesitant to watch movies in theaters due to the pandemic, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a massive success and is the eighth highest-grossing movie of all time as of this writing. With a current total gross of over $1.5 billion, it is still rising through the rankings, as there are still plenty of theaters worldwide showing this movie.
We’ll be the first ones to tell you that Spider-Man: No Way Home is best seen in theaters because of its amazing effects and its high-quality cinematography. So, if you haven’t seen it in theaters yet, how long will No Way Home stay in theaters?
As of now, there is no certainty as to how long Spider-Man: No Way Home will be staying in theaters. In most cases, movies have a 90-day theatrical release window, and that means that they usually stay in cinemas for at most 90 days, depending on how well they perform. Naturally, moves that underperform leave the cinemas earlier.
However, a massive success such as Spider-Man: No Way Home will most likely maximize its hype and will probably stay in theaters for at least 90 days. The reason why we said it would stay in theaters for at least 90 days is due to the fact that some countries didn’t release the movie until the second week of January 2022.
That means that, even if the countries that released it on December 17, 2021, reach the 90-day mark, the movie may still stay in theaters in the countries that released the movie late.
On the other hand, there is a good chance that it will also follow the same route that Avengers: Endgame went through, as the film stayed in theaters until September of 2019 following its release in April of the same year, even though Endgame was already available for streaming a few months earlier.
While it might be silly to suggest that No Way Home will stay in theaters for four to five months, we are expecting it to continue to make money for cinemas for at least 90 days. Of course, because Morbius will be releasing in April and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness will be released in May, neither Sony nor Disney would want Spider-Man to compete with their newer movies.
When Does Spider-Man: No Way Home Leave Theaters?
Given that Spider-Man: No Way Home has a 90-day window to stay in theaters, as that is the case for most movies, we might expect the film to be in the cinemas until the second or third week of March 2022 in the countries that released the film on December 17, 2021.
Meanwhile, for countries that didn’t release the film until January of 2022, there might be a chance that Spider-Man: No Way Home will be staying in theaters until the first or second week of April 2022 or perhaps just before the release of Morbius.
When Does Spider-Man: No Way Home Come To Disney+?
While No Way Home may be as successful as it is, the notion that there are still people who are hesitant to watch it in theaters remains a fact. It could have performed a lot better had it been released at a better time when there was no pandemic ravaging the world. Still, if you are someone who is hesitant to watch it in theaters or if you just simply want to watch the amazing film again, when will it be coming to the Disney+ streaming service?
Some people might be optimistic about the chances of Spider-Man: No Way Home making its way to Disney+ quite early. After all, Endgame was released for streaming about three months after its theatrical release. Meanwhile, Shang-Chi made it to Disney+ 45 days after its theatrical release. The latest to receive a Disney+ release is The Eternals, which was slated to be available on Disney+ 70 days after its theatrical release.
In that regard, could it be possible for Spider-Man to be available on Disney+ three months after its theatrical release, just like Endgame?
The thing you need to know about Spider-Man: No Way Home is that this is a collaboration between Disney and Sony. Disney may have had a larger hand at producing the movie because it is part of the MCU, but the fact that Sony owns the licensing rights to the theatrical version of Spider-Man remains.
This means that Sony has first dibs when it comes to how it decides to distribute the streaming rights of this film. The bad news for Disney+ subscribers is that Sony already has a pre-existing deal with Starz to allow it to stream Spider-Man exclusively for 18 months.
So, given the fact that Starz will begin to stream Spider-Man for 18 months starting from March or April 2022, we might not be able to see No Way Home on Disney+ until the latter half of 2023. This means that it will be a long time before Spider-Man: No Way Home makes its way to Disney’s own streaming service, as Starz has first dibs on it.