Nearly a week since Andy Samberg’s latest film Palm Springs made its debut on Hulu, and now IndieWire is bringing word that the sci-fi romantic comedy film has broken a new streaming record on Hulu by earning the biggest opening weekend than any other film on the platform. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that the film had broken a record as it was the most expensive movie deal that came out of Sundance with Hulu and NEON acquiring the film’s distribution rights for $17.5 million.
When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, of each other.
Alongside Golden Globe winner Samberg ( Brooklyn Nine-Nine , SNL ), Palm Springs also stars Cristin Milioti ( The Wolf of Wall Street ), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons ( Whiplash ), Meredith Hagner ( Search Party ), Camila Mendes ( Riverdale ), Tyler Hoechlin ( Superman and Lois ), and Peter Gallagher ( Grace and Frankie ).
Palm Springs is directed by Max Barbakow and written by Andy Siara. The film is produced by Andy Samberg, Becky Sloviter, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Dylan Sellers, and Chris Parker, and Gabby Revilla Lugo serves as executive producer. The film is produced by Limelight and Lonely Island Classics with Neon serving as the theatrical distributor.
The film had its world premiere earlier this year at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.