We’re often asked, especially in our Facebook Group, how long it takes for a recently released movie to arrive on Disney+. Disney hasn’t officially announced how long the window is, but previous data has given us a good idea.
Theatrical release to Disney+ in the US:
Average of 219 days.
You’ll notice that we didn’t include Frozen 2 or Onward as both of these movies are outliners. Both of these movies were added early in some countries to surprise families with “some fun and joy during this challenging period.”
This means it takes an average of 219 days, just over 7 months, from when a movie is released in theatres to actually arriving on Disney+.
There are definitely exceptions￼ to this rule, especially in France. France maintains a strict rule that movies released in cinemas must wait 36 months before they can appear on subscription streaming platforms.
Other countries, such as the UK, might also experience additional delays because of licensing agreements with Sky. There are unconfirmed reports that Sky will receive new Disney movies first before heading to Disney+ at a later day.