Road House shocks Prime Video with record viewership


The remake of Road House starring Jake Gyllenhaal is a great success on Prime Video.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Doug Liman's new Road House has become a huge hit for Prime Video. The modern adaptation of the '80s cult classic starring Patrick Swayze attracted an impressive audience of more than 50 million viewers on Prime Video, in its first two weekends of streaming. Amazon confirmed this as a new record for the platform, surpassing the number of viewers of any original film previously produced for Prime Video. This Amazon MGM production, shot with IMAX cameras, was released on March 21.

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios, expressed her enthusiasm, saying: “Road House's groundbreaking and successful debut is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the entire filmmaking team and cast, led by the phenomenal Jake Gyllenhaal. The world loves this fun, action-packed journey, graced with performances by Jake, Conor McGregor, Daniela Melchior, Darren Barnet, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Lukas Gage, Arturo Castro, JD Pardo and the rest of our stellar cast. It's great to see the film taking off with both fans of the iconic original and a huge turnout from new audiences. This incredible film truly gives everyone something to talk about and we couldn't be more proud!”

Director Doug Liman initially expressed his disappointment about the choice to release the film exclusively via streaming, thus skipping the theatrical release. The director even skipped the world premiere of Road House, held at the 2024 SXSW Film Festival.

Source: CBR