Wednesday 21st October 2020: More than 66 MILLION households worldwide watched The Kissing Booth 2 in its first 28 days of release, making the Komixx Entertainment-produced movie one of the biggest successes for Netflix in 2020.
The global streaming platform revealed the news in its Q3 earnings update for investors – confirming the success of the ‘juggernaut franchise’, which immediately topped the Netflix top 10 film charts in markets worldwide after its release on July 24. The success also triggered massive interest in the first instalment of The Kissing Booth, lifting it back into the film charts some two years after first wowing audiences in 2018.
Netflix has previously reported The Kissing Booth as one of its most re-watched original films. Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has described The Kissing Booth as “one of the most-watched movies in the USA, and maybe in the world”.
And with a third instalment of The Kissing Booth, which was filmed in secret alongside the second movie in South Africa in 2019 and now being prepared for release in 2021, Komixx Entertainment and Netflix are sure to have another hit already in their hands.
Ed Glauser, Komixx Group CEO, said: “We were delighted that the first film wowed Netflix audiences worldwide and overwhelmed by the love shown by fans for the characters and story created by Beth Reekles. We have a responsibility to those fans now and these figures underline the popularity of the Komixx franchise. We’re tremendously proud of our relationship with Netflix and look forward to building on that with our third movie of The Kissing Booth franchise and with other projects in the future.”
The Kissing Booth 3 covers the summer before Elle Evans (Joey King) heads to college. But she has a secret: getting into both Harvard, attended by her dreamy boyfriend Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi), and also Berkeley, where her BFF Lee (Joel Courtney) is going. But which path and who will Elle choose? A sneak peek of the new movie is on YouTube here.
The full cast of Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Young & Molly Ringwald all return for The Kissing Booth 3 – which also brings back director Vince Marcello, who again wrote the screenplay with Jay Arnold.
The movies are all based on the series of The Kissing Booth books, written by young Welsh author Beth Reekles. The third novel, tied-in to the third movie, will also be released in 2021.
Producers of The Kissing Booth 3 are once again Marcello, Michele Weisler, Ed Glauser and Andrew Cole-Bulgin. Executive producers are Joey King and Adam Friedlander.
The original film followed Joey King’s high school character, Elle, getting into trouble when she began to fall head over heels with her best friend’s older brother.
The sequel’s tagline of ‘Rules can be broken, but so can hearts’, posed a teaser of what was to come. Indeed, The Kissing Booth 2 followed Elle after the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah. But Noah was off to Harvard and Elle headed back to high school for her senior year. She had to juggle a long-distance relationship with getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney) and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez).
When Noah grew close to a seemingly perfect college girl (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Elle had to decide how much she trusted him and to whom her heart truly belonged. The result is still showing on Netflix!
Komixx Entertainment is currently developing a range of pre-school, children’s, young-adult, and family entertainment.
ABOUT KOMIXX ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 2007, Komixx Entertainment is an independent film and TV production company that holds a significant portfolio of original and adapted rights. Headquartered in London, expansion has since seen Komixx establish offices in Los Angeles, USA, and Perth, in Western Australia.
The Komixx Media Group acquires, develops, and produces feature films, TV series and other multi-media content for kids to young-adult audiences with fast evolving tastes and preferences. Komixx uses trend analysis, evaluation of social and behavioural patterns and in-depth audience research to ensure that each production is developed with creativity at its heart, while being wrapped in a strong commercial and financial strategy.
Working both with original ideas and book adaptations, Komixx brings to screen imaginative, character-driven stories and creative concepts with an enduring, global audience appeal.