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Tom Hanks' 'Finch' posts the biggest opening weekend ever for Apple TV+

Apple Tv Finch Key Art
Apple Tv Finch Key Art (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • "Finch" made its worldwide premiere on Apple TV+ last Friday.
  • The drama stars Tom Hanks in an adventure to save his family on a desolate planet.
  • According to a new report, the film brought in the most viewers ever in its opening weekend.

"Finch," the new adventure drama film starring Tom Hanks, began streaming on Apple TV+ last Friday.

According to a new report from Deadline, "Finch" has surpassed "Greyhound (another Tom Hanks film) with the biggest opening weekend for an Apple TV+ film yet.

While Apple isn't generally transparent about audience number specifics, insiders said that the Miguel Sapochnik-directed apocalyptic drama became Apple TV+'s most watch film by eclipsing Hanks' previous Apple film, the WWII thriller Greyhound. Apple would not divulge specific numbers but sources said that Finch premiered in over 100 countries, more than doubled its opening day audience as the weekend progressed, and generated the largest opening weekend ever on the two-year old Apple TV+.

"Finch" stars Hanks, his dog, and a robot who go on a daring mission to find his family a new home on a ravaged planet.

In "Finch," a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man's quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he's gone. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it's as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.

If you haven't seen the trailer for the new film you can check it out below:

"Finch" is streaming now on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the new film in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

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.