Hugh Jackman’s fan favorite movie leaves Netflix
Long-time fans X Men star Hugh Jackman was thrilled to see one of the beloved actor’s films appear on Netflix last month, as the streaming service added Neill Blomkamp’s 2015 sci-fi film Chappie to its lineup last month. Whenever one of Jackman’s films hits Netflix, it usually offers a pretty solid audience, a testament to the actor’s popularity. Sadly, one of the most popular Jackman entries on Netflix is going to be leaving the service.
Real steel, in which Jackman plays an ex-fighter who found a second career in robotic boxing, was popular during his time on Netflix. The film has appeared in Netflix’s Top 10 Best Movies list more than once. Some Jackman fans watched the film again when it arrived on the streamer, while others caught it for the very first time (he was a decent box office performer when it was released in 2011). Netflix gave everyone the chance to check out Real steel, but the film’s time on the service is over. Real steel will be leaving Netflix on Wednesday, October 6.
Subscribers will still have all day Wednesday to watch Real steel if they want to see the movie before it leaves, but it will stop streaming on Netflix as soon as midnight hits the West Coast. When Thursday arrives, the popular Hugh Jackman vehicle will no longer be available on the service.
Real steel was originally released in 2011, and it was directed by free guy and Strange things director Shawn Levy. John Gatins wrote the screenplay with Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven sharing the story’s credit, though it’s all based on a short story by I’m a legendis Richard Matheson. Jackman has performed alongside Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davie, James Rebhorn, Karl Yune, Olga Fonda and John Gatins.
The film ended up grossing nearly $ 300 million at the global box office on a budget of $ 110 million, making it a solid financial success, although that wasn’t enough to justify a sequel. Thanks to the fluid style of the robot boxers, Real steel was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 84th Academy Awards.
Will you check Real steel again before he leaves Netflix on Wednesday night? Let us know in the comments!