The most important film of 2021 up to now is Coming 2 America. No less than in keeping with Amazon, which premiered the film on its Amazon Prime streaming platform.
Though official numbers have not been launched by Amazon, the streamer has claimed that the long-awaited Eddie Murphy sequel drew the most important weekend debut viewership of any streaming film previously 12 months of the pandemic. Amazon cited analysis agency Display screen Engine/ASI in its assertion.
These numbers exceed these of Marvel Lady 1984’s in December, which had a debut that correlated with HBO Max doubling its subscriptions to 17.2 million within the fourth quarter of 2020. It additionally lands forward of Amazon’s personal Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which the streamer touted as drawing “tens of tens of millions” of viewers in October.
It ought to be famous that viewership numbers from streaming providers have been unverifiable, for probably the most half. So Amazon’s daring stance on Coming 2 America’s viewership numbers definitely expresses confidence within the new Eddie Murphy sequel.
Final weekend additionally noticed the premiere of The SpongeBob Film: Sponge on the Run on Paramount’s new streaming service Paramount+. Curiously, Display screen Engine/ASI didn’t rank the weekend outcomes for Disney+’s Raya and the Final Dragon, which is out there to hire as a $34.99 rental as a part of the platform’s Premier Entry program.
Coming 2 America was initially set to launch final August earlier than being pushed again to December. The movie was later bought by Paramount Photos to Amazon for $125 million in October. IGN’s evaluate gave Coming 2 America a 6, calling it a retread counting on nostalgia and solid to hold its concepts.
J. Kim Murphy is a contract leisure author.