Prime video's 'Borat 2' sits next to Disney Plus' 'Hamilton: The Movie' for the most-watched films released on an SVOD platform in 2020.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is the second most-streamed movie in America in 2020!
The mockumentary comedy film made it to the top 2 list of most-watched movies released on an SVOD platform this year.
This is based on exclusive data provided to VIP by ScreenEngine/ASI.
Hamilton: The Movie, which was released on July 3, 2020, on Disney plus, takes the first place.
The survey result is taken from 1,200 U.S. video viewers age 13-64 weekly, taking a closer look at the titles they watch on the first seven days after its release.
Directed by Jason Woliner, the sequel follows the adventures (or misadventures) of Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, the fictional Kazakh journalist and television personality.
He's intent on offering his daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova ) as a bride to Vice President Mike Pence during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election.
Previously, fans are left thinking after Cohen appeared at a conservative rally and was then spotted with his trademark Borat character out in the wild.
People were asking questions whether it was a prank for 'Who is America?' or if something bigger is brewing.
It turned out to be the latter, and fans couldn't be happier, as proven by the recent surveys.
Borat 2, or completely titled as Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, released on Amazon Prime Video on October 23.
Meanwhile, Amazon Studios had reported ‘tens of millions’ of views on Borat 2 with 'huge engagement’ online.
Considering the Rudy Giuliani controversy and so many other hilarious, troubling moments, this isn't surprising.
Borat 2 satirizes Trumpian politics and modern-day US culture and managed to get an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, has expressed her admiration for the film in a recent statement via Deadline.
"Sacha has masterfully created one of the most well-received films of these unprecedented times – showcasing some of the best and the worst of us, wrapped in one outrageous moment after another," Salke said.
Seeing past through the hysterical and satirical lens, Salke acknowledged that the film's core is a heartwarming story of a father-daughter relationship and female empowerment.
"With the tremendous launch of this global, tentpole movie, it’s clear our customers around the world want content that is both relevant and entertaining," Salke added.
Here's the complete list of top 10 Most-Watched SVOD Released Movies in 2020 as shared by Variety.
1.Hamilton: The Movie
2.Borat 2: Subsequent Moviefilm
5.Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
7.The Old Guard
8.The Trial of the Chicago 7
9.Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020)
You can watch Borat 2 on Amazon Prime now.
Watch the film's official trailer below.