Buckle up, rom-com enthusiasts, because “Red, White & Royal Blue” has stormed onto the scene with a bang, claiming the top spot on Prime Video‘s worldwide charts and igniting a frenzy of excitement. The movie, starring the charming Taylor Zakhar Perez and the dashing Nicholas Galitzine, is causing quite the sensation, raking in enthusiastic viewers and igniting a “huge surge” of new subscribers for the streaming giant.
Prime Video proudly announced on Wednesday that “Red, White & Royal Blue” conquered the global film scene during its debut weekend, instantly capturing hearts and soaring to new heights. Notably, the movie has already clinched a spot among the “top three most-watched romantic comedies of all time” on Prime Video – and all of this has unfolded in a matter of mere days.
But that’s not all the buzz this captivating film has generated. Prime Video also revealed that the release of “Red, White & Royal Blue” has triggered a monumental surge of new Prime memberships, with fans eager to join the ranks of the streaming service to catch this enchanting tale.
Amazon MGM Studios executive Jennifer Salke expressed her exhilaration, stating, “The phenomenal debut of Red, White & Royal Blue is a true testament to the entertaining and inspired storytelling led by the creative minds behind it. We are so proud of this delightful, heartwarming film and could not be more thrilled with the response from fans — existing and new.”
“Red, White & Royal Blue” draws its inspiration from the 2019 novel of the same name by author Casey McQuiston. The novel, post-movie release, swiftly ascended to the No. 14 spot on Amazon’s bestsellers list, a testament to the story’s irresistible charm and newfound popularity. The film stars Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of America’s first female president (portrayed by Uma Thurman), and Nicholas Galitzine as England’s Prince Henry.
The movie unfolds a compelling narrative centered around the unexpected thawing of a rivalry between Alex and Prince Henry, which evolves into a tentative friendship that soon blossoms into a heartwarming romance. Director Matthew López shared that he envisions “Red, White & Royal Blue” as a “wonderful fairy tale” that LGBTQ+ audiences, often underrepresented in such narratives, can finally embrace.
“It made me understand how queer audiences don’t actually get to participate in fairy tales themselves too often,” López noted. “It’s interesting because it feels like queer audiences are one of the main consumers of such stories, and yet we didn’t have a lot of our own.”
So, whether you’re a die-hard romantic, a fan of charming leads, or just someone looking to be swept off their feet, “Red, White & Royal Blue” is now ready to whisk you away into its enchanting world. Catch it streaming on Prime Video and be part of the sensational journey that’s capturing hearts and redefining romance for a new era.