Warner Bros.’s hit film ‘Wonka’ might be released on streaming services sooner than expected.

Timothee Chalamet plays a young Willy Wonka in this musical. It was shown in theaters before the holidays.

Viewers enjoyed it. Warner Bros. UK shared the home viewing release date one month after it appeared in cinemas.

Streaming Release Date

Warner Bros. UK announced on its official X (formerly Twitter) page that the film can be streamed starting January 22.

The message stated, “See the #WonkaMovie magic at home this Monday! Buy or rent the Home Premiere on January 22.”

Wonka hit theaters

Wonka opened on December 8 in the UK and December 15 in the US. It was shown only in theaters for 45 days before being available at home.

This time was shorter than the 53 days Barbie spent exclusively in theaters.

People expected the musical to stay off streaming services longer, but its theater-only run was not as short as some other 2023 Warner Bros. movies.

How to watch Wonka online

Recent Warner Bros. movie release dates:

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

  • Theaters: March 17, 2023
  • Digital: April 7, 2023 (21 days later)
  • Streaming: May 23, 2023 (67 days later)

Evil Dead Rise

  • Theaters: April 21, 2023
  • Digital: May 9, 2023 (18 days later)
  • Streaming: June 23, 2023 (63 days later)

The Flash

  • Theaters: June 16, 2023
  • Digital: July 18, 2023 (33 days later)
  • Streaming: August 25, 2023 (70 days later)


  • – Theaters: July 21, 2023
  • – Digital: September 12, 2023 (53 days later)
  • – Streaming: December 15, 2023 (147 days later)

Blue Beetle

  • – Theaters: August 18, 2023
  • – Digital: September 26, 2023 (39 days later)
  • – Streaming: November 17, 2023 (91 days later)

‘Wonka’ Available Early on Prime

Warner Bros. has announced that the musical ‘Wonka’, with Timothee Chalamet playing a young Willy Wonka, will be available for streaming sooner than planned.

Following its successful run in theaters during the holidays, the release date for streaming was promptly set.

Starting January 22, viewers can watch ‘Wonka’ at home, as confirmed by Warner Bros. UK on their official X account.

Theater Trip of ‘Wonka’

‘Wonka’ premiered in theaters in the UK on December 8 and in the US on December 15.

Compared to other longer showings by Warner Bros., ‘Wonka’ was released digitally for purchase and rental just 45 days after appearing in cinemas.

This quick move from theaters to streaming highlights how movie release strategies are evolving to attract audiences to both formats more effectively.

How to watch Wonka online

Upcoming Streaming for ‘Wonka’ 

‘Wonka’ is becoming popular on home viewing platforms such as Amazon Prime Video. People are also wondering if it will come to Warner Bros.’ streaming service, Max. 

The studio often releases movies like ‘Aquaman 2’ and ‘The Boys in the Boat’ in theaters for a short period. 

It is expected that ‘Wonka’ will do the same. This approach gives fans various ways to watch this charming musical, either in theaters, by buying it digitally, or later on streaming platforms.

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