With the pandemic nonetheless ongoing, cinephiles have been buying and selling of their journeys to the flicks for an evening in streaming new releases on demand. Many new movies can be found shortly after their theater launch which makes it extra interesting to attend just a bit whereas as an alternative of threat going out to the theater. In truth, theaters stay closed in lots of areas, so HBO Max’s same-day take care of WarnerBros deal has been an enormous hit. However which motion pictures have seen the largest opening weekends by way of streaming?
ReelGood checked out what the highest 10 largest opening weekend performances have been for the primary quarter of 2021 to seek out which movies have been the largest digital blockbusters. The findings present Godzilla VS. Kong on HBO Max takes the crown as having the perfect opening weekend. The WarnerBros movie broke pandemic-era records throughout the globe on the field workplace, so it is sensible that it will be the winner within the streaming realm as effectively.
The Little Issues and Nomadland got here in at second and third place, with Amazon Prime Video making the highest 10 checklist because of Coming 2 America. The Eddie Murphy sequel additionally positioned Prime Video at the top of Nielsen’s weekly streaming charts for the primary time firstly of March, pulling in 1,413 million minutes of viewing time.
Stepping into the numbers, Godzilla Vs. Kong muscled its approach into 8.1% share of streaming and engagement throughout its opening weekend. The Little Issues wasn’t far behind with 7.4% share, and Nomadland pulled 7.1%. The entire different titles on the checklist have been down from there, with One Night time in Miami in final place holding 3.5% share throughout its opening weekend.
Whereas Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, and Apple TV+ all had movies make it on the checklist of high 10 opening weekends, HBO Max had the perfect exhibiting. Noticeably absent from the checklist is Disney+ who didn’t have many heavy-hitting contenders this quarter. Raya and the Final Dragon was launched in March, however didn’t pull as large of an viewers as the opposite streamer’s choices. However Disney+ has been having nice success on the TV aspect with WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
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