Long awaited movie sequel, Coming 2 America, scored the biggest streaming opening weekend.
Eddie Murphy's 'Coming 2 America', starring Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes and our own star, Nomzamo Mbatha, is the number 1 opening weekend of any streaming movie in 2021 thus far, and the number 1 weekend of any streaming movie in the past 12 months, according to Screen Engine/ASI.
Screen Engine/ASI, a research company, found that 'Coming 2 America' acquired by Amazon from Paramount for $125 million, beat 'Wonder Woman 1984' and 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' for debut viewership numbers. Unfortunately, the firm isn't allowed to disclose viewership numbers for movies it surveys.
Amazon, which has 150 million subscribers, also didn't reveal the numbers.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios said in a statement, “The Zamunda Royal family has arrived and audiences around the globe welcomed them enthusiastically! The premiere of Coming 2 America has far exceeded any of our wildest expectations. It’s clear an entire new generation of fans have joined the enormous loyal fanbase who already adored the magical world created by global phenom Eddie Murphy, the incredibly talented filmmaking team and the hilarious, all-star cast of existing and newly-cemented legends. Coming 2 America is the perfectly fun, celebratory, escapist, feel-good comedy movie that worldwide audiences needed.”