Where to find the biggest blockbusters

The summer movie season unofficially wraps up this weekend with the release of “Bullet Train,” the actor starring Brad Pitt hoping to elicit one last thrill from audiences before the long fall wait for winter blockbusters like “ Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins.

If you missed any of last summer’s big blockbusters, the good news is that many of them are still playing at the local multiplex, including this summer’s biggest hit, “Top Gun: Maverick” which, despite being released in May, continues to break box office records adding to its $650 million domestic haul.

And while we probably won’t be seeing “Top Gun: Maverick” on Paramount+ anytime soon, many of this year’s biggest summer movies have already hit streaming services (or soon will be), so if you Looking to catch up with the biggest and best movies of the last few months, here’s where you can check them out.

“Jurassic World Dominion,” which was the second-biggest movie of the summer, is now available to buy or rent through video-on-demand (VOD) services such as VUDU, Amazon, Apple TV+ and YouTube. Eventually, the film will be released on NBC-owned Peacock, but given that the film is still in the top 10 at the box office, it may still be a few weeks before it hits the streaming service.

Likewise, “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which easily became the highest-grossing animated film of the summer and set a new all-time box office record for the July 4 weekend, is already available to rent/purchase on demand and will also be released on Peacock before the end of the year.

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” was another big hit this year at the box office, becoming the biggest non-franchise film of the summer, recently crossing the $130 million mark. The film will premiere on HBO Max as well as VOD services (both for purchase and rental) in just a few days on August 9.

Expectations were high for “Lightyear,” as the “Toy Stoy” spinoff marked Pixar’s return to theaters after “Soul,” “Luca,” and “Turning Red” all moved to streaming on Disney+. However, the film failed to impress at the box office, earning just under $120 million in the United States, making it the second highest-grossing film in Pixar’s history, next to 2020’s “Onward.” The film is getting a second chance at finding an audience, though, now that it’s streaming on Disney+ and available to buy on VOD services.

Universal’s “The Black Phone” was an unlikely hit, scarring $83 million at the domestic box office, exceeding expectations for an R-rated summer horror flick. The film is now available to rent and for purchase through VOD services and is set to release Peacock later this year, possibly in time for the Halloween Horror Nights movie debut in September.

“Thor Love and Thunder” was a big hit this summer for Marvel, and is expected to become the highest-grossing “Thor” movie of all time before it hits streaming on Disney+ and VOD platforms in a few weeks. only after 45 days. window of theatrical exclusivity.

Late summer hits “Nope” and “DC League of Super Pets” have yet to announce streaming details, but expect them to hit Peacock and HBO Max respectively this fall.

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