A sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s “We Can Be Heroes” is in growth at Netflix after the streamer mentioned the household superhero movie is projected to be watched by 44 million households in its first 28 days.
The film starring Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra Jonas — which served as a follow-up to Rodriguez’s 2005 movie “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl” — debuted on Christmas Day. Netflix mentioned the movie reached No. 1 for youths programming in 88 out of 93 international locations and was among the many prime 10 of all movies across the globe after its debut.
Netflix already revealed that its different Christmas launch, George Clooney’s sci-fi movie “The Midnight Sky,” is projected to be watched by over 72 million households in its first 28 days and is on monitor to be one of many streamer’s hottest movies ever.
Netflix added that “The Midnight Sky” did effectively in theaters and was its largest launch of the yr, taking part in in additional than 800 places in 16 international locations, although no particular field workplace figures have been offered.
“We Can Be Heroes” was not precisely successful with critics (it has a 53 on Metacritic) and has only a 4.eight out of 10 person rating on IMDB. But it was successful for Gen Z viewers keen on each “Shark Boy and Lava Girl” — the latter of whom made a cameo within the new movie — and Rodriguez’s early-aughts “Spy Kids” trilogy. Rodriguez wrote, directed and produced “We Can Be Heroes,” although it’s unclear what his involvement can be on the sequel.
Netflix additionally added that for the Christmas season and for the month of December, 2020 was its finest performing yr on file as measured by each whole view hours and common view hours per subscriber throughout every interval. The streamer touted a giant exhibiting from the Shonda Rhimes collection “Bridgerton,” which is projected to have greater than 63 million households select to look at in its first 28 days, marking Netflix’s fifth largest unique collection launch of all time.
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