Although film has not yet found its sweet spot for video game adaptations, the attempts in trying to has been rewarding for some motion pictures that hit theaters. Or for this instance – HBO Max. Back in April 2021, New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat was first of the few films to hit both the silver screen and the living room as part of a new arrangement previously. The decision has proven to be very effective.
Despite the success in the growing number of subscribers for the service, Mortal Kombat did not break the hex towards video game films. But, it is one of HBO Max’s most prize possessions from the initiative to stream film simultaneously as opening weekend. Warner Media Executive Vice President Brad Wilson expressed Mortal Kombat to be a “top asset” from HBO Max in total previously.
In a story from Business Insider, it is revealed that Mortal Kombat ranks at number one for the streaming service’s most successful opening weekend film. The data is gathered by SambaTV which recorded all information of Warner Bros including those that debuted the same day on HBO Max as well.
Mortal Kombat which released in March last spring was said to outperform other releases with a whopping 3.8 million households viewing the film opening weekend. This is compared to the following top five including Godzilla vs. Kong at 2.6 million households, The Suicide Squad at 2.8 million households, The Matrix Resurrections at 2.8 million households, and Space Jam: A New Legacy at 2.1 million households.
Previously, Sub Zero actor Joe Taslim slipped that he has signed to do four more films based on the Mortal Kombat series. Details on the coming films are still undetermined, but it is likely other starring actors will be reprising their roles for the coming sequel(s). You can read the full report by heading here.
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Source: Business Insider