As Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hits theaters, there is a question of how long until it hits Disney+. That can be a tricky query given the issues of streaming movies these days and how the box office may ultimately decide the streaming debut of the latest entry in this saga.
Much has been written already of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny becoming a box office flop. Despite mixed reviews and good word of mouth, the film’s Fourth of July weekend take was only $84 million, less than expected. It’s not helped by a budget reportedly near $300 million and marketing costs to boot.
Thus, it’s possible the movie may be reaching Disney+ along with the previous four Indiana Jones films soon. However, there’s a bit of a tricky situation in that the films are also available on Paramount+ due to how they were produced by Paramount before Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012. This means Disney is going to have to figure out how to release on both streamers together.
When will Dial of Destiny premiere on Disney+?
The rule on streaming films (which was established in 2020) is that streamers (including Disney+) have to wait a minimum of 75 days after a movie premieres theatrically before it appears on the streamer. Disney usually waits 90 days for a release, as shown by the various MCU films.
With Dial of Destiny, Disney may want to wait longer for the film to try and improve at the box office, especially with some international releases still to come. They also like to coincide the streaming release with a physical Blu-Ray release (which will no doubt mean a new five-film pack of the entire Indiana Jones saga).
This means that, at minimum, Dial of Destiny won’t be available on Disney+ or Paramount+ until September. But Disney may decide to hold it off until later in the fall and perhaps a digital purchase first, as with Avatar: The Way of Water.
It’s likely the Disney+ release will have extras that Paramount+ won’t, such as deleted scenes and a “making of” special. So while it may be a wait of a few months, fans should be able to stream Indiana Jones’ final adventure by the end of 2023.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is now playing in theaters.