‘Bullet Train’ Sets Netflix to Launch in December 2022
Brad Pitt’s summer blockbuster Bullet train is heading to Netflix US in December 2022 as it hit Netflix India in November 2022. Here is your guide on when Bullet train it will be on Netflix for those in the US, India and other regions.
Based on a Japanese novel, the action comedy features a great cast and is about a man tasked with going to find a briefcase. Simple truth? Well, no. In fact, he’s on a train full of killers and other bad guys.
Joining Pitt in the film are Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, and Andrew Koji.
The film was released in theaters on August 5, 2022, and opened to mixed reviews from critics. The film grossed over $200 million worldwide according to BoxOfficeMojo.
Now the best way to see Bullet train It’s on the big screen, but with its run-up to theaters, you’ll be able to see the movie in two regions in 2022 thanks to a first-window deal from Sony.
When Bullet train be on Netflix?
Throughout 2022, Netflix India and Netflix US received new movies from Sony, though many movies arrive in different windows after their theatrical release.
Our research shows that Sony movies before 2022 went to Starz between 120 and 223 days after their theatrical release and that has been the case for Netflix this year as well.
The deal has bought movies like Unexplored to Netflix after 168 days in theaters, while titles like Where The Crawdads Sing landed in the previous 120-day window.
Netflix India released the movie on 5th November 2022 and now we are happy to report Netflix US is set to receive Bullet train on December 3, 2022.
Once on Netflix in these regions, it’ll be available for a total of 18 months before moving to Disney, and in this case, it’ll likely be headed to Hulu. As a rough estimate, this will be around the summer of 2024.
Will other Netflix regions get Bullet Train?
The likely answer is yes, although we don’t have details. Netflix in various regions receives new movies from Sony promptly, though neither Netflix nor Sony promote any deals.
Netflix India constantly receives new movies from Sony 120 days after release, which means you will see the movie added on December 3, 2022.
Netflix Canada and the UK receive movies from Sony 2 years after their theatrical release. Case in point, fantasy Island, which launched in February 2020, landed on Netflix CA and the UK as recently as January 2022. That also goes for regions like Belgium, Greece, Japan, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and South Africa.
That would mean that Netflix in these regions will see Bullet train added sometime in 2024.
We will keep you informed as we learn more about the Bullet train Release date on Netflix.