Wonder Woman 1984 debuted this past weekend to some super-sized ratings. The new Patty Jenkins film, which was released in theaters and on HBO Max on Dec. 25, broke records on HBO’s streaming service, pulling in nearly half of the HBO Max’s retail subscribers in its first day on the platform.
While HBO Max didn’t provide specific streaming stats, they added that the latest Wonder Woman film also boasts millions of views from wholesale subscribers watching HBO Max through cable, wireless, and other services. On Friday, the day Wonder Woman 1984 debuted on HBO Max, total viewing hours on the platform more than tripled in comparison to a typical day last month.
“Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,” said Andy Forssell, Executive Vice President and General Manager, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer. “During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
WarnerMedia also saw an impressive theatrical debut for their new superhero film after a year of mostly empty cinemas and disappointing box office numbers. Wonder Woman 1984 earned the best domestic box office numbers all year since the pandemic began, bringing in $16.7 million in its first weekend in the U.S., and $36.1 million globally. As of yesterday, the film earned $85 million at the box office worldwide.
After reporting both streaming and theatrical success for Wonder Woman 1984, WarnerMedia announced that the third Wonder Woman film has been fast-tracked for development. The next movie, which will conclude the Wonder Woman trilogy, will be written and directed by Jenkins and will once again star Gal Gadot in the titular role.
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
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