‘Palmer’ and ‘CODA’ Drive Apple TV + Biggest Weekend – Deadline

A good weekend for Apple. In addition to Apple Studios, on Saturday, the acquisition of the title of Sundance CODA for a record festival of $ 25 million. Apple TV + reports that it marked its most-watched weekend in the relatively short history of the one-year-old streaming service. The record audience was brought by the premiere of Palmer, starring Justin Timberlake and directed by Fisher Stevens.

Although the streamer is not disclosing details, Palmer was the third-largest launch of Apple TV +, and the second-largest film, by the studio. Apple runs global video Zack Van Amburg & Jamie Erlicht and features manager Matt Dentler acquired it last July. The drama follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (Timberlake). After a stint in prison, he returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. There, he faces not only lingering conflicts from his past, but also a much more surprising challenge as he suddenly finds himself in charge of an only young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother.

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The second season of Servant and Dickinson, and Losing Alice. Apple created the rewards momentum with animation Wolfwalkers, the document Boys state and the film directed by Sofia Coppola On the rocks with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones and star Tom Hanks Doggy style. The next awards season is cherry, the drama directed by Joe and Anthony Russo which stars Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo who bowed on March 12, and Billie Eilish: The world is a bit hazy, the documentary directed by RJ Cutler on the singer-songwriter and her rise to a global superstar, bowing on February 26.

Among the event films on the line are the Tale of Runaway Slaves by Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith Emancipation and the film directed by Martin Scorsese The flower moon killers with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and Musette, the drama directed by Ridley Scott which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte.

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