Smile Streaming Release Details Revealed
The biggest horror movie of 2022, Smile, is set to start streaming on Paramount+ in the US and Canada, and audiences won’t have long to wait.
After an incredibly successful box office run, the official details of SmileThe streaming version of has been revealed. After developing director Parker Finn’s 2020 short, Laura Hasn’t Slept, Smile follows Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon), who begins to see things she cannot explain after witnessing the disturbing suicide of one of her patients. Following its release in September, Smilewhich also stars Jessie T. Usher, Caitlin Stasey, Kyle Gallner, Kal Penn and Rob Morgan, was hugely successful at the worldwide box office, grossing over $200 million against its modest budget of $17 million.
Now, Paramount has confirmed official streaming release details for Smile. For those who weren’t lucky enough to catch Smile In theaters, there’s not long to wait as the film will be available on Paramount+ and digital platforms starting tomorrow, November 15, in the US and Canada. Smile will be available in most Paramount+ markets outside of the United States in 2023, although an exact date has not been confirmed.
2022 was a great year for horror movies – and smiles topped them all
Over the past year, horror has become a favorite genre for moviegoers, with horror films topping the box office on several occasions. While 2022 has been a big year for horror sequels, such as Scream and Halloween endsoriginal concepts have come through, like that of Jordan Peele Nope and Smile. After far exceeding all expectations and still standing at the box office, Smile has well and truly established itself among the genre, having become the highest-grossing horror film of 2022, and now its audience is only continuing to grow as it moves to streaming.
The huge success of Smile sparked a lot of talk about a potential sequel, and the film’s director has already answered those calls for a follow-up. After the last moments of Smile left the door open to a potential Smile 2Finn explained that he didn’t want to retread the same plot, so for him to move forward with Smile 2, it would have to follow a story as surprising as its predecessor. Finn’s somewhat hesitant approach is certainly understandable, as is his desire to create a worthy sequel. However, with Smile after achieving such a run at the box office, Paramount will likely want to revisit this property while it’s still fresh in the public’s mind.
Horror fans who haven’t seen Smile are no doubt likely to be intrigued by the film’s success, and now they have the perfect chance to see what all the hype is about. With Smile Now about to start streaming, all eyes are likely to be on its debut, as it will be interesting to see if it can continue to pull in massive audiences a month and a half after its initial release. While it is more than likely that Smile 2 is already on the table at Paramount, a robust streaming debut might be just the thing to push those discussions to the next level.
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