Netflix’s Top 10 list has been a great indication of how well a movie or series is doing on the streaming service. Their newest blockbuster is set to the do same. Will Ferrell’s latest comedy has had a strong online buzz. While it may have only dropped on the 26th of June, the film is already a massive hit!
The comedy movie market has been pretty hard to crack of late. And Will Ferrell is one actor that knows just this. Some of his previous projects have not matched the audience required tastes, including The House and Holmes and Watson. With consumer behavior shifting to streaming services and VOD platforms, more movies are now accessible. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga has already shown some promising signs that this could be Ferrell’s latest hit. The comedy is set to be a hit not only in the comedy genre but on streaming platforms everywhere!
Why has Eurovision become a hit?
Ferrell is recognized for projects that highlight some sort of underdog sport. And it seems the audience connects with these movies more than other comedies. Semi-Pro and Blades of Glory are two movies Ferrell is more memorable in. And Eurovision looks set to be the next one. The pop-culture comedy also features a host of famous ‘Eurovision faces’, including fan-favorite Conchita Wurst. And if that wasn’t enough, the singing sequences are just amazing!
It seems Eurovision is the perfect cocktail of comedy and music, with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams showing some fabulous chemistry. Eurovision is watched by millions of households every year, so Netflix’s movie based on the extravagant event is the best nod to that. Eurovision has also been described by critics as ‘up-beat’ and ‘optimistic’. As many of you will know, 2020 will be remembered as the year of the pandemic. Eurovision is the movie we’ve needed to uplift our spirits.
Netflix isn’t getting much wrong at the minute…
So far, it seems Eurovision has been the most-watched piece of content over the weekend. Engagement is only going to increase over the next week, so Ferrell and the team at Netflix must be delighted that Eurovision has been enjoyed by tons of viewers. The success of the movie could have been very different if it has a theatrical release, and we believe Netflix was the perfect platform for users to enjoy the comedy. Keep up the good work everyone!
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