David Harbour’s Violent Night is currently thrilling people at theaters, but will it come to Netflix after its theatrical run ends? The good news is that the movie will end up on the streamer. However, it might be a wait.
Here is when Netflix subscribers can expect to see Violent Night on Netflix.
Will Violent Night hit Netflix?
Violent Night is one of the holiday season’s surprise hits. The movie features Stranger Things star David Harbour as Santa Claus. However, instead of bringing toys to all the good little girls and boys, in this movie, he has a score to settle. When some criminals attempt to ruin Christmas, he shows up and brings his wrath.
This is one in a long line of killer Santa Claus movies (Santa’s Slay is another example). However, in this movie, Santa might be a stone-cold killer, but he’s actually a good guy trying to save Christmas. If he has to blow up a bad guy or two, those are the breaks. With John Leguizamo as the main bad guy, it is guaranteed to be a fun time at the movies.
Sure enough, it has been a success. Violent Night has made $20 million at the worldwide box office, meaning it has already made back its production budget and is just getting rolling this holiday season. The movie also has good word-of-mouth. While critics gave it a middle-of-the-road 71 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score of 90 percent shows that people love it.
But will it hit Netflix? The good news is that the movie will hit Netflix. The bad news is that it won’t be there for a very long time.
When will Violent Night hit Netflix?
Netflix has a deal to bring Universal movies to the streaming service. However, the timeline is a long wait. Netflix struck a deal with Universal in 2021 to bring all upcoming movies to the streaming service. However, the deal sees them arrive four years after their release date. This means the David Harbour movie won’t show up on Netflix until 2026.
If you don’t want to wait that long, it is still in theaters right now. Also, the four-year wait means that Netflix has deals in place with other streaming services for the time leading up to the four-year timeframe. It will probably end up on Peacock and Prime Video during that time.
For people outside the United States, Netflix has a different deal set up. In many European nations, Universal movies hit three months after the theatrical release. If you live there, it should be available in the first quarter of 2023. Canadians get Universal movies in two years instead of four, so they should get Violent Night in 2024.
Did you see Violent Night at the theater yet? What are your thoughts on the new killer Santa Christmas movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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