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While Unsure Of Its Performance, Mortal Kombat Deemed On Of HBO Max’s “Top Assets” Says Executive

Posted on June 28, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While video game-adapted films are still on the up and coming in terms of success in critical reception, the same connotation also happens to affect the box office as well. But, things appeared to be orchestrated different for Mortal Kombat. In that, the motion picture was confirmed previously to be aired in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max for a limited time as well.

For the film itself, the production found to be receiving a delay leading a week following its promised date. However, many were left unsure at the time if it would succeed this time around seeing the performance of prior films in the 1990s. But, Sub Zero actor Joe Taslim shared to be signing for four more movies as the starring antagonist after the response of the film in April.

Now in June, HBO Max has commented on where the film stands revealing that the motion picture is one of the service’s most treasured additions so far.

Mortal Kombat was an interesting title for us, because I will say that while we expected it to do well, we did not expect it to do as well as it did. It’s been one of our top assets on the platform. And those customers are now crossing over into watching all the other great titles that we typically see, but also some of the great library content that we have with Friends, The Big Bang Theory, The Sopranos, etc.

Brad Wilson, Warner Media Executive Vice President

And while HBO Max flexes its muscles with Mortal Kombat now reaching its first year since releasing, it is not the only service that could welcome an impressive video game movie as well. In that, it was previously reported that Sony & Netflix agreed to feature Sony-produced pictures to the service; including Tom Holland’s Uncharted as well.

Additionally, the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is shaping up to be another success in the box office. While much on the production is still unknown, it is official that the motion picture is to drop in April 2022. You can read the full report by heading here.

Did you enjoy Mortal Kombat when it arrived this past spring?

Source: IGN

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