“Cinderella” Starring Camila Cabello Was The #1 Streamed Movie This Weekend

September 8, 2021 / Posted by:

Well, I guess terrorizing the streets of Los Angeles paid off because Deadline reports that Amazon Prime’s girl boss version of Cinderella starring Camila Cabello was watched by 1.1 million households in the U.S. over the Labor Day weekend. So clearly while some people had the day off from work, Satan was quite busy with his dark machinations.

If you ask me, those who want to see a feminist version of Cinderella should just watch Ever After starring Drew Barrymore. But many people decided to torture themselves by watching Camila Cabello in Amazon Prime’s Cinderella, which also starred Idina MenzelBilly Porter, and James Corden. It outperformed Disney+’s Hamilton and HBO Max’s In The Heights. Although, Cinderella’s numbers are still comparatively low to other C-movies like Chris Pratt‘s The Tomorrow War. via Deadline:

Amazon, based on Screen Engine’s analytics (which, by the way, do not report hard numbers to the press like Samba TV does), is celebrating Cinderella as the No. 1 most-watched VOD movie over the holiday stretch, saying that “Cinderella delivered the strongest results as the biggest musical of 2021, second only to Disney’s Hamilton in 2020.”

Samba TV’s data, which only measures streaming viewership in 3 million Smart TV terrestrial households over a five-minute frame, supports that claim by Screen Engine and Amazon. After all, how many notable live-action musical movies have there been during the pandemic? Samba TV reported in July 2020 that 1.8M households tuned into the first weekend of Disney+’s Hamilton, while only 693,000 tuned into the first weekend of In the Heights this past June, the latter nothing to boast about on behalf of the WarnerMedia streamer…

Among the Amazon movies measured by Samba TV, Cinderella is on the lower end in regards to eyeballs, behind The Tomorrow War (2.4M four-day Independence Day holiday) and the three-day weekends of Without Remorse (2.3M) and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (1.6M). Amazon has anecdotally claimed that Coming 2 America, its acquisition from Paramount, is the streamer’s most-watched movie premiere ever, though no figures have ever been reported.

But let’s talk about actual audience reactions. People were specifically affronted by the cover of Janet Jackson‘s Rhythm Nation which opened the movie. But Twitter didn’t describe it well enough because it’s actually a combo of that and Des’ree‘s 90s smash slow jam, You Gotta Be. So they ruined two songs!

But not everyone hates this. This person’s “5 years old niece” LOVED the new Rhythm Nation. Catch which other song she adored:

Others must have liked it too as Deadline reports that Torrent Freak had Cinderella as the fourth-most pirated movie last week and that Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was number five.

Well as shitty as this movie is, I have to say that their cover of Rhythm Nation is actually easier on the senses than Addison Rae‘s version of Teenage Dream from He’s All That–which I am looking into starting a class-action lawsuit about. Email me if you too have night terrors from this video:

Pic: YouTube

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