If you watched the premiere episode of the new Marvel Studios series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney+ this weekend, then you were part of a record breaking moment for the streaming service.
“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” ranked as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend, Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22. It was also the most watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets.
The premiere of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” joins the premieres of Marvel Studios’ first live-action series, “WandaVision,” and the season two premiere of “The Mandalorian” from Lucasfilm as the three most-watched Disney+ Original series opening weekends to-date.
It helps that Disney+ is adding new viewers all the time. So there are millions more eyeballs for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” then there were for “The Mandalorian.” Still, got to give the team at Marvel Studios respect.
Did you watch the premiere episode? Will you be watching the next five episodes too?
About the show:
Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker. “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” debuted worldwide on Disney+ March 19, 2021.