Samba TV has officially reported that Chris Pratt's new alien sci-fi, The Tomorrow War, had a total viewership figures of 2.4 million households! Samba TV is known as a third-party streaming analytics corp. This report from Samba TV comes just a day after the 4-day holiday weekend, celebrating the birth of America. The total number of the viewership figures has only been calculated for households within the United States. The new film was digitally released on Amazon's Prime Video on July 2nd, 2021.
The Tomorrow War is a 2021 American military science fiction film directed by Chris McKay. The new film was also produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David S. Goyer, Jules Daly, and Adam Kolbrenner, and written by Zach Dean. The film stars Chris Pratt (who also was an executive producer), Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers. The official film synopsis for The Tomorrow War reads, "The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species."
Samba TV measures streaming viewership in 3M U.S. terrestrial Smart TV households for those who tuned in for a minimum of at least five minutes. The US audience for The Tomorrow War skewed middle class ($75K-100K incomes +8.9%) and Black (+10%) and of the 25 largest DMAs, Portland over-indexed the most (+50%). The Tomorrow War had also launched in 240 countries and territories on Amazon's Prime Video.
Entertainment Weekly (EW) has reported that The Tomorrow War has also ranked as the No. 1 streaming film across the 4-day holiday weekend. The Tomorrow War star shared a new Instagram video over the Fourth of July weekend, praising fans for making the Amazon sci-fi action flick "the No. 1 movie in the world," he said, which had him feeling "pumped" and "filled with gratitude." "It's broken all records," he explained of the film, which follows a group of time-travelers who visit the present day from the year 2051 to warn of an impending extraterrestrial apocalypse. "We really just couldn't have done that without each and every one of you. Thank you for watching, thank you for the positive audience reactions. I am so proud of my baby. She's all grown up and terrorizing the world with hideous aliens!"
According to Screen Engine's PostVOD audience summary, the new film has also ranked as the largest live-action streaming movie of the summer so far. The Amazon press release reads, "In addition to the #1 ranking across streaming platforms in the US, Prime Video saw worldwide record-setting viewership in Brazil, India, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Argentina and Japan,". The Tomorrow War's weekend viewership had also beat the first four days of HBO Max's release of Justice League: The Snyder Cut which attracted approximately 1.8M households within the United States. The Tomorrow War had launched in 240 countries and territories on Amazon's Prime Video on July 2.
The new sci-fi was originally set for theatrical release by Paramount Pictures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film's distribution rights were eventually acquired by Amazon. The Tomorrow War had also received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the concept, action sequences, and performances (particularly Pratt and Richardson), but criticism aimed towards its derivative execution. There has been talks about a potential sequel, but there has been no confirmation of as yet. The Tomorrow War is currently available for streaming on Amazon's Prime Video.