The Tomorrow War Scores Huge Opening Weekend On Amazon

The Tomorrow War

Chris Pratt recently took to social media and thanked fans for making The Tomorrow War the most popular streaming exclusive in the world, but the star and executive producer didn’t offer any numbers, as is typically the case with any Amazon release. However, Samba TV have once again stepped in to fill in some of the gaps, and the sci-fi blockbuster was indeed a massive success.

According to the third-party data, The Tomorrow War was viewed by 2.4 million households with Samba TV’s technology installed on their televisions. To put that in context, it’s far ahead of the 1.8 million who checked out Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max and the 1.6 million who watched comedy sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and edges out Michael B. Jordan’s recent action thriller Without Remorse as Amazon’s biggest-ever debut, with the Tom Clancy adaptation drawing in 2.3 million streams.

While it’s far from a complete picture, it definitely paints The Tomorrow War as a hit, which is good news for the streamer after they forked over $125 million to secure the distribution rights from Paramount. Obviously, the real numbers will have been significantly higher when Chris McKay’s live-action directorial debut premiered in 240 countries worldwide and reportedly set viewership records in Brazil, India, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Argentina and Japan.

McKay has recently been teasing potential plans for sequels and spinoffs, while fans seemed to get much more of a kick out of The Tomorrow War than critics did, so Amazon could well have a lucrative multi-film series on their hands if they choose to dive headfirst into the franchise business, which is more likely than ever following the company’s acquisition of MGM and desire to expand their roster of in-house originals.

Source: Deadline