Amazon’s summer blockbuster, The Tomorrow War, is a megahit for the steamer.
Per Screen Engine’s PostVOD audience summary, the film came in at No. 1 for both the regular 3-day weekend and the 4-day holiday weekend. It ranks as the biggest live-action streaming movie of the summer, starting with their summer reporting in May. Additionally, per Screen Engine’s PostVOD audience summary, the “definite recommend” scores for the film were at 53%, which is above the normal percentage at 42%.
According to ListenFirst’s social media monitoring report, the film was No. 1 “across all film conversation/interest (streaming and theatrical) for the weekend,” coming in above Disney’s soon-to-be-released Black Widow and Universal’s F9.
For Prime Video, the film had a large audience across the globe. Aside from its No. 1 ranking in the U.S., there was record-setting viewership in Brazil, India, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Argentina and Japan — resulting in the highest quantity and positive score for Amazon’s recent releases over opening weekend.
The film was first set to be released last December at Paramount. It was rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic before Amazon acquired the rights to the film.
The film has a sprawling ensemble cast led by Chris Pratt. It also stars Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Keith Powers.
The official description reads: In The Tomorrow War, the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
Directed by Chris McKay and written by Zach Dean, the film is produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jules Daly, David Goyer and Adam Kolbrenner.