According to a new data that has been revealed, the live-action Mulan has reportedly made more money than Tenet, knowing that it was made available to stream on the online streaming service providing platform, Disney Plus in the United States and Tenet was released in theatres internationally. At the beginning of this year, it was expected that Mulan is going to be one of the biggest movies of the year 2020 as the latest in the long line of live-action remakes of Disney. It was based on both the 1998 animated film and the original Chinese legend of the same name, and narrates the iconic story of a young woman who intentionally disguises herself as a man to take the place of her father in the army.
The movie was somewhat already controversial due to the removal of the animated songs in the movie and the characters like Shang and Mushu. But over the past few weeks, things have decidedly become more complicated for the martial arts epic of Disney. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney was forced to delay the release of the movie, which was scheduled in the month of March.
Mulan Earned More Than Tenet
Then there were some changes in the plan, Disney decided to release the film in the month of July, then August, and then when they realised that situation is not going to improve soon, they came up with a new strategy. The movie was then made available to stream on the online streaming platform of Disney, Disney Plus. All the subscribers of the platform had an option to watch the movie by paying $29.99, while in the countries where there is no excess to Disney Plus, the movie was released in the theatres.
Like all of the PVOD releases, it is going to be difficult to say exactly how successful the movie was, but some reports certainly suggests positive figures.
According to Yahoo! Finance, analytics firm 7Park Data has determined that nearly 29% of the US households with a Disney+ subscription bought Mulan through September 12. This is based on the most recent earnings report of Disney, which claimed the streaming service has over 60 million global subscribers. 7Park assumed US households make up 50% of that, meaning 9 million subscribers bought the film. By that count, Mulan would have earned $261 million domestically. For comparison’s sake, Tenet crossed $207 million worldwide in its last update, which puts Mulan firmly ahead of it.