Netflix is ​​losing the rights to one of its biggest blockbusters

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Once the king of all streaming platforms, Netflix has fallen on hard times. In the UK, for example, the broadcaster has missed numerous popular series, including Modern Family, How I Met Your MotherY Sons of Anarchy – to Disney+, and found itself losing the battle to maintain 750,000 subscribers in that region.

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In the US, Netflix has also struggled to keep subscribers amid the rise of other options like Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, NBC’s Peacock and more.

In fact, Netflix recently lost the rights to all of its Marvel series. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Iron FistY The Defenders.

The shows have now landed on Disney+ following the official Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts of two fan-favorite Daredevil characters, Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) in the Disney+ original by Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld Hawk Eye Serie.

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Millie Bobby Brown directed by Strange things Season 4 gave the streamer a much-needed boost, and critics are certainly interested in the NC-17-rated Marilyn Monroe biopic. Blond, to release, but other than that, Netflix has been experiencing something of a downward spiral.

Now, the service will lose the streaming rights to one of the biggest blockbusters it currently has in its catalogue. August 31, 2022 will be the last day for viewers to watch Titanic (1997) on Netflix.

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The film, in which director James Cameron brought in Kate Winslet (Rose Dewitt-Bukater), who will be reunited with Cameron in Avatar 2, Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) — and Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson) together for the first time, remains third in box office earnings of all time, surrounded by films that are under the banner of The Walt Disney Company:

  1. Avatar (2009) – $2,847,397,339 2009
  2. Avengers: Endgame (2019) – $2,797,501,328 2019
  3. Titanic (1997) – $2,201,647,264 1997
  4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – $2,069,521,700 2015
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – $2,048,359,754
rose dancing with jack during the third class party scene in titanic, jack's point of view
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Although fans will no longer be able to watch the landmark film on Netflix, a new high-frame-rate version of Titanic will return to theaters for a special event in February 2023. It is also currently available on Disney+.

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More about Titanic

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The official description of Cameron’s famous romantic movie reads:

James Cameron’s Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance that takes place on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” Titanic, at the time the largest moving object ever built. It was the most luxurious ocean liner of its time, the “Ship of Dreams,” which ultimately carried more than 1,500 people to their deaths in the icy waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. Rose DeWitt Bukater ( Kate Winslet) is a 17-year-old upper-class American who is suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society and falls in love with a free-spirited young third-class passenger named Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Once he opens her eyes to the world outside her gilded cage, Rose and Jack’s forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that ultimately echoes through the years to the present.

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