Conor McGregor’s Road House Remake Marks Amazon’s Most Successful Streaming Debut

The remake of “Road House” featuring UFC star Conor McGregor marked the biggest streaming debut in Amazon Prime Video’s history, attracting 50 million worldwide viewers in the first two weeks of its release.

Wow, did you hear? The new “Road House” remake has been making waves. It’s got UFC superstar Conor McGregor in his first big film role. And guess what? It’s set a record for Amazon Prime Video’s biggest streaming debut ever.

The film’s been watched by 50 million people worldwide in just two weeks since its release. That’s a record for an Amazon MGM Studios release. Talk about a knockout punch!

This isn’t your dad’s “Road House”. The 1989 cult classic starred Patrick Swayze, but this new one? It’s got Jake Gyllenhaal as an ex-UFC fighter turned bouncer at a rowdy bar in Florida. And that’s where he runs into McGregor’s character, a mercenary named Knox. They duke it out in a few scenes, and it’s pretty wild.

Jennifer Salke, the head honcho at Amazon MGM Studios, couldn’t be prouder. She said, “The groundbreaking, successful debut of Road House is a testament to the hard work and commitment from the entire Road House filmmaking team and the film’s cast led by the phenomenal Jake Gyllenhaal.” She also mentioned how the world is loving this action-packed ride, thanks to the performances of Jake, Conor McGregor, and the rest of the stellar cast.

It’s not just fans of the original film that are loving it. New audiences are turning out in droves too. This film’s got everyone talking, and the folks at Amazon MGM Studios are over the moon.

The film’s director, Doug Liman, was initially bummed that Amazon made “Road House” a streaming only release. But with these numbers? He’s probably feeling a lot better now.

Will there be a sequel to “Road House”? Who knows. But with such a massive debut, anything seems possible. As of now, the film’s got a 59 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience scores are a bit lower, at 54 percent.

Despite being a newbie in the acting world, McGregor’s performance has been getting some good reviews. Our own review said, “his cocky Irish accent, brash physicality and wide-eyed mean-mugging really are the only fun parts about this movie.”

Whether you go by reviews or audience scores, one thing’s for sure: a whole lot of people tuned in to watch the “Road House” remake. And it’s been a big win for Prime Video.


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