‘Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia Executive

WarnerMedia executive vice president Brad Wilson has revealed that Mortal Kombat has exceeded expectations on HBO Max.

Earlier this year the rebooted Mortal Kombat film debuted in theaters and on HBO Max. Critical reception of the film was mixed and currently holds a 55% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audience reception to the film, on the other hand, has been a bit different as the movie has gone on to earn over $81M worldwide on a $55M budget. But, according to WarnerMedia, the film has been doing even better on the HBO Max streaming service.

In April it was reported that the streaming views for Mortal Kombat had topped that of Godzilla vs. Kong but may have done even better than that. In a recent interview with IGN, WarnerMedia executive vice president Brad Wilson revealed that the film had exceeded their expectations. He did not confirm if this would be enough for a sequel:

“It’s been one of our top assets on the platform. And those customers are now crossing over into watching all the other great titles that we typically see, but also some of the great library content that we have with Friends, The Big Bang Theory, The Sopranos, etc.”

What did you think of Mortal Kombat? Could the HBO Max numbers give us a sequel? Would you even want a sequel to happen? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for the film:

Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.

Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board as a new edition to the franchise Cole Young.

Mortal Kombat is currently in theaters everywhere. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Mortal Kombat franchise as we learn it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!

Source: IGN

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