“Newark” Was A Big Hit For HBO Max

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Warner Bros. Pictures

WarnerMedia’s experiment this year of a simultaneous theatrical and day-and-date strategy has apparently been pretty consistent with its results according to both statements from the studio and third-party analytics.

Namely the releases that have done the best in their theatrical run (eg. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Mortal Kombat”) have also done the best on HBO Max, while the ones that underperformed in cinemas also underperformed on streaming.

An exception to the rule appears to have arisen with

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