Pixar’s animated film Soul, released on the digital streaming platform Disney+, was watched for 1 billion 670 million minutes in the U.S. between December 21 and 27, 2020, leaving behind many iconic productions, including The Office.
Soul even outsmed The Office
The coronavirus pandemic affected cinema like other social areas, allowing streaming streaming platforms to receive more attention than ever before. As a matter of fact, the numbers confirm this.
As we have previously told you, Netflix has completed a very important milestone, reaching 200 million subscribers worldwide. Disney+, which was launched in November 2019, is now home to close to 90 million users.
Pixar’s new animated film Soul, released on the Disney+ platform, was viewed for 1 billion 670 million minutes in the UNITED States alone between December 21 and 27, 2020, according to data cited by research firm Nielsen. One of the platform’s most popular series, The Mandalorian, ranked fifth with 1 billion minutes.
Soul in first place is followed by the legendary television series The Office, which airs on Netflix with 1 billion 440 million minutes. Netflix’s alternative history series Bridgerton (1.2 billion minutes) and the sci-fi film The Midnight Sky (1.1 billion minutes), starring George Clooney, are in third and fourth place respectively.
Nielsen’s data shows that Disney, one of the world’s largest media companies, can also share its own films with a large audience through Disney+. Because the American company has shifted its focus to the digital broadcasting sector as the coronavirus pandemic affects the cinema industry.
At the same time, considering that Disney+ still has relatively few high-profile content, the audience reached by the service is really impressive. In the future, interest in Disney+ will increase further with the addition of highly anticipated series such as WandaVision to the library.