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‘Soul’ vs ‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Disney + tops HBO Max numbers at Christmas

The holiday season marked the big battle between streaming services like Disney + and HBO Max with the debut of their respective ‘Soul’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’.

However, the download figures for the Disney + app were much higher than those for HBO Max.

According to Bloomberg, the premiere of “ Wonder Woman 1984 ” generated 554,000 subscriptions to the streaming service between December 25 and 27.

On the 27th alone, there were around 244,000 downloads, bringing the number of users of the platform to 12 million.

Even so, Disney + took off in the race, and the debut of “Soul” drew no less than 2.3 million global downloads during the same period.

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For this reason, the Disney platform has already accumulated 87 million users.

But it’s worth remembering that HBO Max is only available in the US, so the numbers recorded show that the streaming service can have a lot of potential once it hits other countries.

Have you seen either of the two films?

Check out our ‘Soul’ review:

In the plot, Joe Garner is a high school music teacher who dreamed of becoming a jazz musician and ultimately got the chance to impress other musicians during an open rehearsal at the Half Note Club. However, an accident causes your soul to separate from your body and transport to “You Seminar”, a center in which souls develop and acquire passions before being transported to a newborn baby. Joe has to work with trained souls, like 22, a soul with a dark outlook on life after being imprisoned for years at You Seminar, in order to return to Earth.

Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead the main cast, bringing Professor Joe Gardner and the soul known as 22 to life, respectively. Questlove, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett and Phylicia Rashad also lend their voices to the feature film.

Additionally, the film will be primarily music driven, bringing in names such as Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Baptiste for an original soundtrack with strong ties to jazz.

Pete Docter and Ken Powers are the directors.

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