Disney+ to Follow-Up Hamilton with Once on This Island Musical Adaptation
The news comes about following the massive success achieved by Hamilton after it appeared on the Disney streaming service earlier this month.
According to Variety, the streaming app was downloaded 752,451 times globally, including 458,796 times in the U.S., from Friday to Sunday during the weekend the film first premiered. That's 74% more downloads than the four previous weekends in June.
The movie was a smash hit and dominated the conversation over a difficult Independence Day weekend as Americans reckoned with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the heightened conversations about racial justice and police brutality.
The filmed movie version of the musical was originally set to hit theaters in October 2021, but creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney surprised fans by making it available during the 4th of July weekend.
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