You Won’t Believe the Success of the Assassin’s Creed Movie Streaming, Seven Years After its Disastrous Theatrical Failure!

MOVIE NEWS – There’s a movie that was originally considered a huge flop in theaters, now it’s been revived and has become an unexpected hit on streaming platforms. This movie is none other than the 2016 Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender.

 

The Assassin’s Creed film, based on the popular video game series, in which Fassbender played Callum Lynch, who is on death row and discovers that he is the descendant of an assassin named Aguilar, initially failed to recoup its investment. The film had a budget of $250 million excluding marketing costs, but grossed only $240.7 million worldwide.

However, once it started running on Netflix, it took on a new life. Although not yet available in the United States, it has reached the Top 10 on Netflix’s global English-language movie list, and is also in the Top 10 in 41 different territories, amassing a total of 5.4 million hours of watch time. It’s such a success that even Jennifer Lopez’s new action film, The Mother, has been dismissed.

Netflix has recently struggled to maintain its position as the most popular streaming platform. It lost subscribers for the first time in many years in 2022, so it radically reorganized its structure, introducing an ad-supported layer and tightening password sharing. However, Assassin’s Creed’s viewership numbers show that they still have the power to influence what people watch.

Assassin’s Creed isn’t the first Fassbender film to hit the streaming service. The 2017 film The Snowman also came in at No. 1 on the movie list, even though it initially barely brought in the amount of revenue it needed to make. Despite the film’s bad reputation and low 6 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Assassin’s Creed may follow a similar path, if the success of The Snowman is taken as a measure. The film’s popularity could grow even further if it ties in more closely with Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed series. This sequence was probably the reason why the film got on the platform in the first place. If there is any big news about the series soon, the film could be an even bigger success online.

Source: Screenrant

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