The new comic sequel Comes 2 America has been named the most-watched streaming movie on any given weekend during the pandemic, according to Amazon and the review firm Screen Engine / ASI. In October, Amazon took over the rights to the upcoming movie for an exclusive streaming release on Amazon Prime. In a statement released Monday, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, explained how it all paid off by touting the success of the sequel.
The Zamunda Royal Family has arrived and audiences around the world enthusiastically welcomed them! Comes 2 America has far exceeded our wildest expectations, ”said Salke. It’s clear that a whole new generation of fans have joined the huge loyal fan base that has already loved the magical world created by the global phenomenon Eddie Murphy, the incredibly talented film team and the hilarious, all-star cast of existing and newly cemented legends. Comes 2 America is the perfectly fun, festive, escapist, feel-good comedy that needed a global audience. “
While the exact number of viewers has not been revealed, this news does Comes 2 America outperformed fellow comedy sequel on Amazon Borat Later film film, which was released on Prime in October. It also suggests Comes 2 America was seen by more viewers on any given weekend than other major releases on competing streamers, including the new superhero movie Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max.
According to Screen Engine, Comes 2 America has also scrapped other high-profile films that were also released very recently. So does the animated sequel The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run which premiered this month with the launch of Paramount +. Screen Engine does not rank the Disney + movie Raya and the last dragon, although it should be noted that it will cost viewers an extra $ 30 to access the movie. Prime subscribers could stream Comes 2 America without extra costs.
Directed by Craig Brewer, Comes 2 America was written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. It brings back original stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to reprise the different roles each of them played in the first Coming to AmericaOther original stars such as John Amos, Louie Anderson, Shari Headley and James Earl Jones are also returning. Still, many fans say it is Wesley Snipes who steals the show with his unforgettable performance as General Izzi. Other newcomers to the cast include Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Teyana Taylor, Jermaine Fowler and KiKi Layne.
In the comic sequel, Prince Akeem learns that he survived a long-lost son in New York from his previous trip to the United States. Together with his best friend and assistant Semmi, Akeem travels back to the country to find his son and inform him of his royal origins. The film is filled with guest appearances and references to the original film, although it has drawn a variety of mixed opinions from fans and critics. What is at least clear is that there were a lot of people who tuned into Amazon Prime to check back in with Akeem and the royal family.
Comes 2 America is now streaming on Amazon Prime. This news comes from Deadline.
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