The movie will only be available on HBO Max for a month. It is currently available as an expensive rental in the UK, Canada and other countries where Max is not an option.
The WW84 viewers and accelerated work on Wonder Woman 3 is not surprising. Most US movie theaters were closed due to COVID-19, and the holiday would have left many people at home regardless. Much like Pixar’s Soul, Wonder Woman had a large potential audience that could not visit family or indicate the holiday differently than usual. However, it could help WarnerMedia justify its decision to stream all of its 2021 films on HBO Max – it could keep people subscribing well after the novelty disappears, at least until it’s really safe to return to theaters.