Well, we can’t really talk about the box office anymore. It was honestly one of my favorite things to look at every Monday morning, but it doesn’t look like theaters will be reopening for at least another month or two, so for now…we’ll have to accept streaming data.
Andy Samberg’s time loop romantic-comedy ‘Palm Springs‘ debuted on Hulu this past weekend, and by all accounts, it was a major success.
A spokesperson for Hulu claims the film, which was directed by Max Barbakow, broke the streaming platform’s opening weekend record “by netting more hours watched over its first three days than any other film on Hulu during the same period.”
It also generated the highest amount of interest on social media, according to Hulu. This is great news for the streaming service, considering they paid just over $17.5 million for the film after its premiere at Sundance.
For Hulu, ‘Palm Springs’ is the latest streaming bonanza following the successful online launch of Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ in April. As IndieWire exclusively reported, ‘Parasite’ became the most-streamed independent or foreign-language film among all titles available on Hulu in its first week of availability on the streaming platform.
Obviously Palm Springs is no Parasite, but I did watch it this past weekend and it was enjoyable. It wasn’t groundbreaking and I have no plans to watch it again, but it was definitely better than most romantic comedies.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars. There were some laugh out loud moments.