Release date: September 10, 2021 (USA)
Director: James Wan
Story by: James Wan; Ingrid Bisu; Akela Cooper
Budget: $40 million
Music by: Joseph Bishara
Produced by: James Wan; Michael Clear
As we’ve seen with other HBO Max movies that hit theaters and the streaming service simultaneously, whenever there’s a solid number at the B.O., there’s also a solid draw in homes.
That wasn’t the case with James Wan’s giallo-inspired horror title Malignant, which died at the weekend domestic box office with a $5.57M opening and a divided C CinemaScore from audiences, as well as 753K U.S. households watching the pic, per Samba TV.
How to watch Malignant online at home
Malignant is tracking to be the biggest US hit of the past year, and you can see why it’s proving a monster success in the comfort of your own home.
Despite being released digitally on the same day as its cinema release, the battle of the titans is heading for an opening of more than $40 million in the US, having already taken $123 million overseas. That would comfortably make it the best opening for a Hollywood movie during the pandemic.
Malignant sees the two titans set on a collision course by unseen forces with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Whether you’re Team Godzilla or Team Kong, get ready for an epic clash that will shake whatever screen you watch it on.
How to watch Malignant Live stream in the UK
With cinemas still closed in the UK, Malignant is now available to rent at home for £15.99 for a 48-hour window from Prime Video, iTunes, Microsoft Store and other participating digital retailers.
It’s also available to rent in 4K Ultra HD from Prime Video, iTunes and Microsoft Store if you want the best picture quality for the same price of £15.99.
How to watch Malignant in the US
In the US, Malignant is out now in cinemas and also available to watch right now on HBO Max. However, HBO Max is currently not available in the UK or other countries outside of the US.
If you’re in the US though and aren’t a subscriber to HBO Max, you can sign up for $14.99 a month. The movie will be available to watch on HBO Max and theatrical release.
You can also watch Malignant for free if you add HBO Max to your Hulu subscription, giving you a seven-day free trial to HBO Max. It will cost $14.99 a month after your trial is up.
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Ahead of the release of Malignant, we spoke to director Adam Wingard about the challenge of making the human storyline as compelling as the titan battle, as well as the Blair Witch trick he used to bring the battles to life.
Malignant is available to rent at home in the UK from Prime Video, iTunes and other participating digital retailers, while it is available to watch now in US cinemas and on HBO Max in the US.
How to Watch ‘Malignant’ Online: Stream the Film for Free on HBO Max
Monster titans battle it out in Malignant, streaming now on HBO Max. This thrilling blockbuster is the fourth installment in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, following 2014’s Godzilla, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which have all led up to this epic clash of two monster legends.
How to Stream Malignant Free
Another way to watch Malignant for free? You can get HBO Max for free through AT&T if you subscribe to one of their unlimited phone, TV and internet plans. To activate, download the HBO Max app, sign in with your AT&T or DIRECTV login credentials and start streaming HBO Max for free.
HBO Max is also officially available on Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices as well, in addition to PlayStation 5, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
Malignant Live stream on HBO Max: How to watch
Sometimes there’s no better way to escape life’s challenges than by turning off your brain and watching two giant monsters battle it out. Malignant, as the trailer shows, pits the iconic Japanese sea monster against the enormous ape, and we are ready for it.
Monster fans in the US, Malignant is out now on HBO Max (see our full HBO Max explainer here) and in some theaters. The film already opened in countries that don’t have HBO Max, like Australia, but some others, including France and Japan, won’t get it until September.
How and when to watch Malignant Live stream
If you have HBO Max, just tune in as you normally would to watch. Like Wonder Woman 1984, there’s no extra charge above and beyond your subscription fee. Right now, HBO Max costs $15 a month.
In fact, you might already have access to HBO Max and not even know it. If you currently subscribe to HBO via your cable or satellite provider, you can probably get HBO Max without paying anything extra.