One of the affected movies was the then upcoming Mortal Kombat 2021 movie, which indeed premiered simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. In theaters the movie enjoyed a great opening weekend but then suffered major losses of viewership, resulting in $83.6 million in revenue at the global box office against a $55 million budget. Not that bad considering the circumstances. Critics and fans were also divided in their reactions, resulting in overall mixed reviews.
Business Insider has now released a ranking of all movies released on the service and their performance during the first (opening) weekend. In this regard, Mortal Kombat takes the top spot with 3.8 million households who tuned in. Here is a list of the first five:
- Mortal Kombat 2021: 3.8m
- Godzilla vs. Kong: 3.6m
- The Suicide Squad: 2.8m
- The Matrix Resurrections: 2.8m
- Space Jam: A New Legacy 2.1m
We would also like to congratulate everyone involved with the movie for this achievement and hope to see some if not all of them back for a sequel.
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