HBO Max has removed the Six Warner Bros. films. Quietly Streaming Exclusive

Warner Bros. Discovery has quietly culled content from HBO Max – including many Warner Bros. films. which was broadcast exclusively on the service – in what appears to be an attempt to cut costs.

Over the past few weeks, at least six Warner Bros. films have been removed. From HBO Max: “Moonshot,” a romantic thriller starring Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse; AI comedy “Superintelligence” starring Melissa McCarthy; Robert Zemeckis’ 2020 remake of The Witches starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock; The comedy “An American Pickle” stars Seth Rogen as an immigrant who wakes up after being left pickled for 100 years. Doug Lehman stole a “locked” pic with Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor; and the drama “Charm City Kings” directed by Angel Manuel Soto.

All six films have been rated as “Max Originals”. The removals were noted by users on Reddit discussing Warner Bros.’ decision. With no plans to release “Batgirl” – in theaters, on HBO Max, or across any other platform.

Meanwhile, the classic comedy “House Party,” from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill, was previously slated to air July 28 on HBO Max but was deleted from the release calendar.

To be sure, streaming platforms are constantly adding and removing content. What is unusual is that Warner Bros. Discovery has not announced the removal of the exclusive six WB broadcast from HBO Max. (Movies are available to rent or purchase through third-party VOD services.) It should also be noted that “Moonshot” was pulled from HBO Max just about three months after its March 31 debut.

HBO Max removal could be for Warner Bros. movies. Part of WBD’s move to get commitments to pay streaming content for low-performing titles from its books. In the case of an unreleased movie like the “House Party” remake, the media group could count it as a tax cut, as might be expected with “Batgirl” and “Scoob: Holiday Haunt” (the last of which was a sequel to the “Scoob” animation) !”).

Warner Bros. representatives did not respond. Discovery for inquiries regarding the removal of HBO Max movies. The company is scheduled to report second-quarter 2022 earnings on Thursday (August 4) after the market closes. Warner Bros. assumed Discovery owed a whopping $43 billion in debt through the WarnerMedia deal. The combined company’s debt-to-equity ratio was approximately 4.6 times after closing the deal.

Like other streaming services, HBO Max releases monthly updates about titles being added and removed — for example, it announced that all eight original “Harry Potter” films will be coming out of HBO Max at the end of August, while also adding a wealth of content that includes 28 films. From A24 such as “Room” and “Ex Machina”. But none of the Warner Bros. films were included. The original that has been removed from HBO Max in recent updates.

As of now, many of the Warner Bros. films still remain. HBO Max exclusives on service. These include the 2022 remake of “Father of the Bride” starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan; Steven Soderbergh, “Let Them All Talk” starring Meryl Streep and “Kimmy” starring Zoe Kravitz; and “The Fallout”, “No Sudden Move”, “Unpregnant” and “8-Bit Christmas”.

In December 2021, before David Zaslav’s Discovery closed WarnerMedia’s deal with AT&T, WarnerMedia released a campaign promoting major releases coming to HBO Max in 2022, including “House Party,” “Scoob: Holiday Haunt,” and “Moonshot.” Since then, the campaign audio clip that was originally shared on YouTube has gone private. You can still watch it on Twitter:

Pictured above: Cole Sprouse and Lana Condor in “Moonshot”


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