As the biggest movie star in the world and one of the few names able to open a strong new box office project based purely on their personal brand strength, there isn’t much of an incentive to Dwayne johnson to take his talents to the world of streaming.
After all, he’s also the highest-paid talent in the business, and a lot of that stems from profit-sharing deals and milestone bonuses, as very rarely does one of his action-packed blockbusters fail. However, the 49-year-old has tested the waters of subscription platforms, with a quartet of recent and future projects designed to be watched at home.
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Jungle cruise made big numbers on Disney Plus Premier Access, Red Notice likely to break Netflix viewership records when it arrives in November, Amazon has paid top dollar to acquire a holiday-themed action comedy Red and he signed for the comic book adaptation Ball & Chain facing Emily Blunt last year.
As the current audience charts on the planet’s most popular platform attest, Netflix subscribers can’t get enough of Johnson’s catalog, so any new addition to the library is guaranteed to find. Success. According to FlixPatrol, Jumanji: the next level and Hobbs & Shaw have been in the Top 20 all week, and Skyscraper is only a few places behind, so audiences clearly don’t tire of his on-screen exploits.