Samba TV: ‘Shang-Chi’ Tops Disney+ Day/Weekend Streaming

Last week’s much-hyped Disney+ Day (Nov. 12) offered subscribers for the first time free streaming access to theatrical hits Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Jungle Cruise, among other featured content.

While Disney+ Day ended up more hype than substance, Shang-Chi didn’t disappoint, generating views in about 1.7 million homes through Nov. 15 — topping Jungle Cruise with 1.2 million homes, according to new data from Samba TV, which tracks more than 46 million opted-in televisions globally, including 28 million in the United States.

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The year’s biggest domestic box office driver (thus far) with $224 million, Shang-Chi and Jungle Cruise topped Disney+ Day launches of Ciao Alberto (376,000 homes), The Simpsons Plusaversary (161,000 homes) and Olaf Presents (93,000 homes).

The weekend’s overall winner was Netflix original movie Red Notice, with the actioner starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) generating a whopping 4.2 million subscriber homes, according to the SVOD pioneer.

Netflix has launched its owns content ratings charts that seek to highlight time spent streaming instead of viewers.

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