‘Road House’ Hits Huge New Streaming Milestone for Amazon Prime Video


It’s official! Doug Liman’s Road House remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal and MMA fighter Conor McGregor is an unquestionable smash hit for Amazon Prime Video. The action flick, which dropped on the streamer on March 21, amassed over 50 million viewers across its first two weekends alone; making it a record for any original movie produced for Prime Video.

After the numbers came in on Monday, McGregor took to social media to gush about the achievement, congratulating Amazon Studios and MGM Studios over it becoming the most watched movie of all time on the platform. “That’s $750 [million] at the box office. In 10 days! Insane!” the 35-year-old wrote. “Congrats all the team, it was a pleasure.”

Congrats to @amazonstudios and @mgmstudios on their @roadhousemovie becoming their most watched movie of all time! 50 million viewers over two weekends. That’s $750m at the box office. In 10 days! Insane! Congrats all the team, it was a pleasure ❤️ pic.twitter.com/i7CXygncgD

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 1, 2024

Amazon MGM Studios head Jennifer Salke likewise said in a statement that the “groundbreaking, successful debut” of the film was a testament to the hard work and commitment of the filmmaking team and cast, led by the “phenomenal” Gyllenhaal.

“The world is absolutely loving this entertaining, action-packed ride anchored by the performances of Jake, Conor McGregor, Daniela Melchior, Darren Barnet, Billy Magnussen, Jessica Williams, Lukas Gage, Arturo Castro, JD Pardo, and the rest of our stellar cast,” Salke continued. “It’s great to see the film taking off with both fans of the iconic original as well as a huge turnout from new audiences. This incredible film is really giving everyone something to talk about, and we couldn’t be more proud!”

The film is a fresh take on the beloved 1989 cult classic starring Patrick Swayze as James Dalton, a bouncer at a small town Missouri roadside bar tasked with protecting the establishment from a corrupt businessman. In the remake, Gyllenhaal takes on the role as UFC middleweight fighter Elwood Dalton, who takes on the job of head bouncer of an unruly roadhouse in the Florida Keys.

The role was also a full circle moment for Gyllenhaal, who starred alongside Swayze in the 2001 sci-fi thriller Donnie Darko.

“I’ve never stopped being a fan. He was such a talent and I continue to have so much respect and admiration for what he put out and into the world,” Gyllenhaal recently shared. “I’ll never forget his kindness to me when I was starting out—he didn’t have to take the time, but he always did.”

Both the 2024 Road House and 1989 original are currently streaming on Prime Video.

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