Obi-Wan Kenobi at Disney Plus Won The Mandalorian and Boba Fett –

The Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and centered on the legendary Jedi Master, meant a real audience success in Disney Plus from the premiere of its first two episodes on Friday, May 27 to the last aired on Wednesday, June 22. Precisely this end of the first season of the Lucasfilm series attracted a five-day audience, from Wednesday to Sunday, of 1.8 million American households. That means 20% more than the five-day Wednesday-Sunday attraction of “The Book of Boba Fett,” which recorded 1.5 million American households.

Fiction, which told in six episodes the fate of Obi-Wan after the events of “The Revenge of the Sith”; com, being one of the only Jedi to survive Order 66, was persecuted by Darth Vader of Hayden Christensen and his Inquisitors; while taking care of watching a young Luke Skywalker in Tatooine.

Directed by Deborah Chow and presented as a limited series of six episodes, which finally shows the character, one of the most beloved of Star Wars, was during the period of 19 years doing between the prequels and the original trilogy of Star Wars .

As described in the official synopsis of the new Star Wars program “is set after episode III: Revenge of the Sith. At this time the Empire is rising throughout the Galaxy and the Jedi Order has fallen. however, some Jedi remain hidden and resist the Sith, so it will be dark times until Luke Skywalker embarks on his journey to face the Dark Side.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is a story full of intrigue, surprises and visual display, where the story and memories of the past, while the story takes the form and tone of an action thriller, dark-toned, where the legendary Jedi s’ embarks on the mission. of rescuing the girl Leia, and where the wounds of the past constantly emerge, but self-repairing in its essence of teacher.

In this sense, Ewan McGregor builds his Kenobi with great skill in this state of mind, not just as an exile who is constantly alert for the sole purpose of protecting the child Luke Skywalker; but also as the old leader of the Force, who will have to resume the path of the Jedi, which will surely be developed in the next four episodes.

A separate paragraph, in the interpretations section for Vivien Lyra Blair as a young Princess Leia, who is fantastic, incorporating her irreverent touch for the unforgettable character of the late Carrie Fisher. Although, it does not stop being a young person who was isolated in Alderaan all their life, but giving account in each gesture with which of Leia it is in her.

Meanwhile, they will face off, many laser shots, prominent locations, and a gallery of characters with brief appearances, which also unfolds its story within the series. All this is evidenced by the expertise of director Deborah Chow, who acts as a showrunner and the rest of the technical team who at all times try to get closer to the fiber of the franchise fan on a trip to the heart of Star Wars.

The most watched premiere at Disney Plus

The series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” meant the largest release of an original series on the Disney Plus platform to date, based on the hours seen in total during the first weekend in the catalog. In addition, the premiere of this series has also increased the audience for the titles of the Star Wars franchise, proving that it is one of the most successful brands in its wide range and that the return of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as Obi-Wan and Anakin was one of the most anticipated phenomena of the year.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” premiered at Disney Plus on Friday, May 27 and during this long week in the United States, attracted 2.14 million, surpassing the numbers for the season 2 premiere of “The Mandalorian” (2 , 08 million), “The Book of Boba Fett’s premiere” (1.5 million) and Marvel’s “Moon Knight” (1.6 million). Of the 25 largest markets, Seattle has been the most overindexed (+ 46%) for “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, a follower of Denver (+ 41%) and Sacramento (+ 22%).

There is usually a drop in audience between the first episode of a Disney Plus series, either Marvel or Lucasfilm, and its finale, of about 200,000 homes. For its part, Marvel’s “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” had one of the best audiences of five days between its premiere and the end, going from 1.8 million to 1.7 million American homes, with a sunset. 6%.

The best Marvel movies, after the release of Doctor Strange 2

“Doctor Strange 2” above “Eternals” and “Shang Chi”

In addition to the end of season 1 focused on the Jedi Master on Wednesday, June 22, Disney Plus has also released on its platform the movie “Doctor Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness”, just 48 days since its theatrical release. .

The film directed by Sam Raimi attracted a five-day audience of 2.1 million, according to Samba TV, on par with recent MCU titles that respected the theatrical window; “Shang-Ch and the Legend of the Ten Rings” recorded the same number in its first five days of service, from November 12 to 16 (although this is from Friday to Tuesday).

For its part, the film “Eternals”, also from Marvel, has been seen by 2 million viewers in its first five days, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 to 16 January. Thus, “Doctor Strange 2 in the Multiverse of Madness” outperformed “Eternals” by 5% in five days.

It should be noted that “Doctor Strange 2”, despite being available in homes, continued to add to the box office of the weekend in its eighth week with $ 1.78M, 60% less than the previous week, and a total accumulated $ 409.2 million.

This made a big difference, as Disney released the cinemas in “Shan Chi” and “Eternals” much later to reach its Disney Plus streaming service, on the 71st and 69th theaters, respectively, and until all. of week number 11 in the cinemas.

At the time, the two films were on a limited number of screens and had been screened: “Shang-Chi” only grossed $ 225,000 in 335 theaters on the weekend that came to Disney Plus, while “Eternals” ”Earned $ 21,500 in 85 locations during his first time on the Service.

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