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REPORT: Roughly 50% Of HBO Max Subscribers Watched ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Friday

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A ton of people streamed “Wonder Woman 1984” this past weekend.

The “Wonder Woman” sequel with Gal Gadot dropped Friday on HBO Max, and people ate it up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, roughly 50% of HBO Max’s “retail subscribers” watched “Wonder Woman 1984” when it was released Friday, “along with millions of wholesale subscribers who have access to HBO Max via cable, wireless, or other partner services.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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Specific viewership numbers weren’t released, but you can bet the number is several million people.

 

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This right here is why I think streaming major movies might be here to stay. “Wonder Woman 1984” was released Friday, and millions of people tuned in.

While the film might not have lived up to the hype, people were clearly very interested in seeing Gadot in action as the iconic superhero.

 

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Even if HBO Max’s subscription cost was raised by 30%, I’d still pay it with a smile on my face. I’d way rather watch a movie at home than going to the theater.

It’s not even close, and I’m sure most people agree. The fact “Wonder Woman 1984” was released in theaters and on HBO Max, and the streaming data is huge tells me that I’m correct.

 

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Finally, I gave the movie a solid 6.5/10. It’s not even close to being as great as “Wonder Woman,” but it’s still entertaining. If you haven’t seen it, I can’t recommend it enough.