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‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ becomes most-watched Disney+ premiere ever

How many people watched ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ on Disney+? We don’t know

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Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

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Disney+ said Monday that “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” from Marvel Studios ranked as the most-watched premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend, from Friday, March 19 to Sunday, March 22.

  • Disney+ did not mention any specific numbers in its release.
  • Disney+said the premiere episode joined the series premiere of “WandaVision” and the Season 2 premiere of “The Mandalorian” as the top three most-watched Disney+ original series opening weekends.

Context

“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” dropped on the same weekend as Zack Snyder’s cut of “Justice League,” pitting two major superhero projects against each other in one weekend.

The Snyder cut outpaced “Falcon and Winter Soldier” during the opening weekend, according to Reelgood, which is a streaming service with more than 2 million subscribers.

  • The report suggested “Justice League” was the second-highest term for “streaming and engagement” among Reelgood users in the United States. The Disney+ Marvel show ranked at No. 4.