First, the good news. Wonder Woman 1984 posted the strongest box office of the pandemic with an estimated $85 million globally. As you know, the movie was released on Christmas Day simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. How did it do on HBO Max? WarnerMedia reports that WW84 was viewed by “nearly half of the platform’s retail subscribers.” Apptopia and other industry analysts think HBO Max picked up more than a half-million new subs for its opening weekend. That’s the good news.
As for the bad news? An $85 million opening weekend for a film that needs to do $500 million to break even is problematic, and the estimated subscriber activation numbers for HBO Max don’t come close to making up the shortfall. That said, none of these statistics should be used as benchmarks for other releases; WW84 is objectively one of the worst movies ever made. Oh, there’s one more bit of bad news: Warner Bros. has greenlighted the threequel.
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