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Palm Springs Smashes Streaming Records

Palm Springs
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Hulu recently dropped Palm Springs, a romantic comedy starring Andy Samberg. And it’s already proven to be a massive hit. The streaming service has seen record numbers, becoming the most-watched film!

The sci-fi comedy Palm Springs debuted on Hulu only a week ago. And the service has never seen so many users viewing the movie. Within just the first three days of release, it became the most-watched film on the platform. Palm Springs has also broken another record, as Hulu purchased the movie for $17.5 million, making it the biggest deal in the history of the Sundance Film Festival!

Palm Springs
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Palm Spring has become a summer hit!

In just one weekend, Palm Springs has become a huge success. And we can see why. The small-budget rom com has already reached milestones, something the streaming service never expected. The movie is also said to have generated tons of social media interest, the most Hulu has ever had over an original film premiering on the platform. Palm Springs has also been rated 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Is there any other record it has broken!

Palm Springs follows Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as Myles and Sara, two wedding guests who end up trapped in a time loop. Similar to Groundhog Day, they end up reliving the same day over and over! The Hulu original also stars J.K. Simmons and Riverdale breakout Camila Mendes. Andy Samberg also produced the movie, meaning Palm Springs is jam-packed with laughs! The movie was initially meant to be much darker. But with Samber’s input, its the feelgood film we’ve all needed in 2020.

Palm Springs
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Do audiences now prefer indie flicks?

It seems Palm Springs has beaten the odds, as the entertainment industry was thrown into chaos in recent months, with cinemas closing and many films heading straight to digital platforms. Despite the mayhem, many companies have benefitted from the pandemic. Palm Springs has proved that there’s a demand for indie films as well as big-budget blockbusters.

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