We already know Mortal Kombat had a strong opening weekend at the domestic box office and it looks like its found a record breaking audience on WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming platform as well! The new release looks to become the most watched new programming for the service according to third-party ratings. Read on for details:
Third-party ratings firm Samba TV reports an estimated 3.8 million households watched Mortal Kombat during the weekend of its release! That's 200,000 more than Godzilla vs Kong in two less days, according to Deadline, which was previously touted by WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer EVP and General Manager Andy Forssell as having "... a larger viewing audience than any other film or show on HBO Max since launch."
Samba TV ratings take into account unique viewings of at least five minutes or more, polling terrestrial smart TV viewers. Mortal Kombat reportedly also beat an estimated 1.8 million viewership for DC Comics superhero epic Zack Snyder's Justice League, completing a trifecta of franchise blockbusters that have attracted subscribers to the streaming service.
Mortal Kombat has received mixed reviews, earning a low 55% freshness rating from critics on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience score of 87% at the time of this writing. It is described as 'largely for fans of the franchise' and a sequel has been discussed. Only 33% of MK Online users have voted it a positive "Flawless victory".
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