“Palm Springs” is continuing its Cinderella run at Hulu, racking up a number of records on behalf of the streaming platform. As exclusively reported by Indiewire, the Max Barbakow comedy has just become Hulu’s most watched movie over its opening weekend. The film also garnered the the highest amount of social interest and is the most discussed Hulu original film on Twitter over its first three days. Hulu declined to provide more specific internal figures.
As impressive as all those superlatives may seem, “Palm Springs” is no stranger to record-setting marks. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and sold to Hulu and Neon for just over $17.5 million, making it the most lucrative deal in the history of the festival. The prior record was held by Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” which sold to Searchlight Pictures for $17.5 million in 2016.
“Palm Springs” is the feature directorial debut of Max Barbakow and screenwriter Andy Siara. It stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, wedding guests who are sucked into a Groundhog Day-like time loop and forced to relive the same day over and over again.
Click HERE to read IndieWire’s senior film critic David Ehrlich rave review of the film coming out of Sundance or watch the trailer below.