New action flick starring Jake Gyllenhaal has the biggest film release on Amazon Prime

The new action flick from Amazon Prime Video entitled Road House is a huge success and even set a platform record.

What kind of movie is Road House? It is a remake of the 1989 cult film of the same name starring Patrick Swayze. In the new version you can watch Jake Gyllenhaal beat up numerous opponents.

What is Road House about? It’s about UFC fighter Elwood Dalton, who works as a bouncer at a beach club and gets involved in brutal fights.

The film was released on Amazon Prime Video on March 21, 2024, quickly becoming a huge hit on the platform and even setting an internal record.

Here you can see a trailer for Roadhouse:

Road House – Trailer for the new action film on Amazon Prime

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How successful is Road House? The Hollywood Reporter refers to Amazon’s statements. According to them, Road House achieved the largest international film launch of an Amazon original.

A proud 50 million viewers have already seen the film on the streaming platform since its release on March 21, 2024.

However, it should also be noted that Amazon does not specify exactly what counts as “seen”, i.e. whether there is a specific formula for this, such as in the Netflix ranking, or whether a few minutes of viewing are taken into account.

You can find out why a sequel to Road House isn’t all that unlikely here from our film release colleagues: Not just thanks to its mega success on Amazon: That’s why “Road House 2” has just become even more likely

What does Amazon say about this? Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon MGM Studios, commented on the success of Road House, saying, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

“Road House’s groundbreaking, successful debut is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Road House film team and cast, led by the phenomenal Jake Gyllenhaal.”

MeinMMO author Niko Hernes has already watched the action flick and can recommend the film to you. You can find his opinion article here: There is brutal action with Jake Gyllenhaal in the new film on Amazon