Amazon has announced that the Eddie Murphy-starring Christmas movie “Candy Cane Lane” has become the most-streamed Amazon MGM Studios-produced movie ever in the United States.
That puts it ahead of other titles like “Without Remorse,” “The Tomorrow War,” “Samaritan” and even Murphy’s own “Coming 2 America” back during the pandemic.
In addition, it is now among the top ten worldwide film debuts ever on the Prime Video service. The title debuted on December 1st and was the #1 movie worldwide on the SVOD service in its first three days of release.
No actual viewership numbers have been released, and they won’t be until the Nielsen numbers come in, which will be in early January. The last high-profile Amazon MGM Studios title to premiere on Prime was “Red, White and Royal Blue” which was also a hit, though not to the same level as this.
In “Candy Cane Lane,” Murphy plays a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris (Murphy) inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell) to better his chances of winning, she casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc on the whole town.
At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle deviously magical characters and save Christmas for everyone.
Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, Genneya Walton, Madison Thomas, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Lombardo Boyar, D.C. Young Fly, Danielle Pinnock, Timothy Simons, Riki Lindhome, and Stephen Tobolowsky co-star.