2021 has drawn to a close, and it has been a big year for Disney+ and Hulu!
Hundreds of new titles have been added to the two streaming services throughout this year, and we’re already getting pumped for the content coming in the future. But, we also had a lot of news in just the past week, and today we’re catching you up on what you missed!
Spider-Man: No Way Home News
It has been a few weeks since Marvel’s latest hit was released in theaters, and it’s still breaking box office records! Currently, Spider-Man: No Way Home is working its way up the list of highest-grossing films of all time. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, it has also earned the title of Sony’s highest-grossing film ever.
Also this week, the film finally surpassed the $1 billion mark at the box office, marking the first pandemic-era film to do so, according to CNBC. The last film to make that kind of money was 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
A New Season
This week, Disney+ announced that the hit series, The Secrets of Sulphur Springs, is getting a season 2. The next episode of the show will premiere on January 14th, 2022. We can’t wait!
— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) December 23, 2021
A Brand-New Star Wars Show
And after waiting an entire year, we FINALLY got the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+. The series was announced during the season finale of The Mandalorian in 2020, and now the first episode is available to stream
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 29, 2021
More Comments from Bob Iger
Former Disney CEO Bob Iger has had a lot to say about the company’s future with streaming recently, and this week, he had more comments — this time about movie theaters! According to CNBC, he shared that he didn’t believe that movie theaters were really in danger, noting that “People like to go out. That’s not going away. They love experiencing things in physical form.” Throughout the interview, he notes the various ways that content resonates among viewers, sharing that he believes there is value in both streaming and the movie-going experience.
Thoughts on Disney+ and Netflix from NASDAQ
This week, NASDAQ posted an article asking the question that many fans are wondering: will Disney+ surpass Netflix in 2022? Disney+ is currently only 40 million subscribers behind the older streaming service, but there are a few things standing in the way of it taking the lead. For starters, Disney still continues to release movies theatrically first, while Netflix’s films are exclusively available on the platform.
Also, Disney+ is behind schedule in terms of content due to production shutdowns in 2020. Disney+ may eventually overtake the streaming giant, but it’ll likely take a few years of recovery first.
And speaking of Disney+ success, this week we got a report on the most pirated TV shows of the year, and all of the new Marvel series made the list. WandaVision topped this year’s list, with each episode downloaded illegally millions of times.
That’s all the Disney media news from this week, but stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest updates!
What’s your favorite thing to watch on Disney+ right now? Tell us in the comments!
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