Why ‘New Mutants’ Will First Stream on HBO Max Instead of Disney-Owned Hulu or Disney+

After a long (and we do mean looong) wait, “New Mutants” finally hit theaters last weekend, bringing in around $7 million.

With many moviegoers still wary about sitting inside a theater amid a still-raging pandemic, and drive-in theaters still hard to come by, it’s very likely the majority of “X-Men” fans will wait to see the film on streaming.But despite being owned and distributed by Disney (via 20th Century Studios), the latest “X-Men” film will not immediately head to Disney’s streaming services Hulu or Disney+ — but rather a rival service, HBO Max.And it’s because of a decades-old agreement, though one that is likely to change in the upcoming years.Also Read: ‘The New Mutants’ Earns $7 Million Opening Weekend as Theater Reopenings ContinueHBO and Fox have a longstanding output deal that gives the pay cable network first-run TV rights, that is currently set to expire in

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