Entertainment"It Ends With Us" trailer-shattering records, outperforms "Barbie"

"It Ends With Us" trailer-shattering records, outperforms "Barbie"

Star of "It Ends With Us" - Blake Lively
Star of "It Ends With Us" - Blake Lively
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10:33 AM EDT, May 23, 2024

The trailer for the movie It Ends With Us garnered a staggering 128 million views in the first 24 hours, one of the best results in history. The surprising fact might be that "It Ends With Us" is neither a comic book adaptation nor a high-budget production but a beloved adaptation of a TikTok novel.

The novel "It Ends With Us" was released in 2016. However, it has enjoyed incredible popularity only in the past two years. Nearly three million copies sold last year can be attributed to the hashtag BookTok, which has already amassed over two billion views on TikTok. Female users of this platform post videos with presentations and recommendations of interesting reads.

One of the most discussed authors under the BookTok hashtag is Colleen Hoover, who became the most popular author in the USA last year. Five out of the ten most purchased books were written by the author of "It Ends With Us". The influence of TikTok is enormous, but few probably expected it to surpass the marketing powers of Hollywood studios.

In the meantime, within the first day, the trailer for "It Ends With Us" attracted more viewers (128.1 million views) than the trailer for the biggest cinematic hit of 2023, "Barbie" (101.6 million views). No one can predict what effect this will have on the film's popularity in theaters. "Barbie" earned $635 million in the United States and nearly $1.5 billion worldwide. The "It Ends With Us" premiere in the United States is scheduled for August 9 of this year.

Like most hits under the BookTok hashtag, "It Ends With Us" is a melodrama. It tells the story of Lily Bloom (Blake Lively), a woman who breaks away from a traumatic childhood and starts a new life in Boston. There, she fulfills her lifelong dream by opening a flower shop for people who do not like flowers, and she runs it with passion and success. When she meets a handsome doctor named Ryle, Lily feels fulfilled and happy. Until...

What lies behind the seemingly perfect relationship between Lily and Ryle can only be seen by Atlas Corrigan, Lily’s first love and old friend. Once, she was a safe haven for him; now, she will need his help. A true melodrama.

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