Greyhound has record opening weekend for Apple TV+
Staff Reporter | On 18, Jul 2020
Tom Hanks’ Greyhound enjoyed a record opening weekend on Apple TV+.
The World War II thriller, which is written by Hanks and directed by Aaron Schneider, is based on the novel The Good Shepherd by CS Forester. It follows an international convoy of 37 Allied ships in the early days of WWII. Led by captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) in his first command of a US destroyer, the convoy crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats. The film co-stars Stephan Graham, Rob Morgan and Elizabeth Shue.
The film, which was released earlier this month, reportedly had the best opening weekend of the 26 originals on the tech giant’s subscription platform, including both films and series. With Apple more tight-lipped on figures than Netflix or Amazon, Deadline reports that it “turned in a viewing audience commensurate with a summer theatrical box office big hit”. Thirty per cent of its viewers
were also reportedly new subscribers, which makes it a particularly valuable success for the fledgling streaming service.
“Tom Hanks’ naval thriller is efficient surface-level fun,” we wrote in our review.