Wonder Woman 1984 Tops Soul in Christmas Day Streaming Face-off

By Christine Zosche 

The Christmas holiday season is usually one of the year’s biggest box office weeks, but during the pandemic, the focus instead shifted to a pair of would-be blockbuster films that debuted Dec. 25 on rival streaming services: HBO Max’s Wonder Woman 1984 and Disney+’s Soul. (Adweek)

Nielsen says Wonder Woman 1984 racked up huge audiences on its opening weekend, becoming the biggest feature film in Nielsen’s rankings—and one of the biggest streaming titles of any kind since Nielsen launched its streaming measurement. (THR / Live Feed)

The movie amassed nearly 2.3 billion minutes viewed among U.S. viewers, about 35 percent more than Soul. Previously, Nielsen had said Pixar’s Soul was the most-viewed on its Top 10 streaming ranking for Dec. 21-27, 2020. (Variety)

WarnerMedia parent AT&T said earlier last week that HBO Max activations doubled in the fourth quarter to 17.2 million, a surge it credited in part to the release of Wonder Woman 1984. The company did not break out any of its own viewership data on the film. (Deadline)

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