Here’s What Airs This Sunday in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Time Slot

Good luck, Chris Hemsworth, as the 2015 thriller “Blackhat” makes its HBO debut July 3

This past weekend’s “Game of Thrones” Season 6 finale earned 8.9 million total viewers — setting a new series record in the process.

This coming Sunday, HBO will have to fill that highly lucrative 9 p.m. hour with something, and the first sacrificial lamb happens to be Chris Hemsworth‘s film, “Blackhat.” There is no way the movie will touch the “Thrones” season-ender’s viewership, and that disparity will become even bigger when delayed and streaming tune-in is counted.

Read more about the “GoT” season finale’s Live + Same Day Nielsen numbers here.

Sunday will mark “Blackhat’s” HBO debut. The film has aired on sister pay-TV network Cinemax several times.

“Blackhat” was directed by Michael Mann and co-stars Viola Davis and Wei Tang.

Here’s the official logline: “A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.”

The 2015 thriller has just a 34 percent rating on the RottenTomatoes.com Tomato Meter. Subtract six points for just Top Critics, and even four more to reflect the audience’s opinion.

The movie was also a box office flop, pulling in shy of $20 million worldwide on a $70 million budget, per Box Office Mojo.

Keep
Reading...

Looks like you’re enjoying reading
Keep reading by creating
a free account or logging in.