'Greyhound' reportedly sets opening-weekend record for Apple TV+
What you need to know
- 'Greyhound' has become the biggest release on Apple TV+ yet.
- The film's opening-weekend audience is compared to a theatrical box office hit.
- It is rumored that 'Defending Jacob' previously held the title for Apple's streaming service.
Tom Hank's WWII film 'Greyhound' premiered on Apple TV+ last Friday and, according to a new report from Deadline, quickly became the biggest hit on Apple's streaming service to date.
Sources close to Apple have told the outlet that the film has become the largest opening-weekend release for the service and that, while the company will not release exact numbers, views have equated to that of a theatrical box office hit.
Apple would not say to which title 'Greyhound' surpassed, but many have speculated that 'Defending Jacob', the Chris Evan's led limited series, had previously held the top spot.
'Greyhound' is streaming now on Apple TV+ so go check it out if you haven't yet.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
Of all of the interminable beige programming on Apple TV+, Greyhound is undoubtedly the least mediocre.
I’ve also really enjoyed Beastie Boys Story, The Morning Show, and Home. Haven’t gotten to Greyhound yet but it’s on the list, glad to hear it’s worth the watch 👍🏻