“Smosh: The Movie” is heading to Netflix on September 22, just two months after it had a splashy, old-fashioned theatrical premiere in Westwood featuring an appearance by Madame Tussaud’s wax likenesses of stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox.
Produced by Defy Media and AwesomenessTV, “Smosh: The Movie” follows Padilla and Hecox as they try to eliminate an embarrassing video from the internet.
Following its release digital on July 24, it took less than 24 hours for it to hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #2 on the overall movie rankings, but by the following Monday it had slid to #8 on the latter as the initial rush of pre-order downloads subsided.
On Aug. 18, “Smosh: The Movie” got its first brick and mortar retail release from Walmart, which is selling the DVD (plus digital copy) for $9.96.
The film is also currently available for digital download and/or streaming from services including iTunes, YouTube and Vimeo On Demand, as well as the Walmart web site.
Smosh is one of the internet’s most recognizable comedy brands, with over 30 million subscribers to its YouTube channels, which include Smosh, Smosh Games, Smosh 2nd Channel and two foreign language channels (ElSmosh and Smosh France). In May, it launched a new scripted show on the Smosh channel, “Every [Blank] Ever”, featuring four new cast members.
This fall, Smosh will be immortalized in a line of comics and graphic novels from Dynamite Entertainment, which has previously adapted properties such as “Game of Thrones” and”Django Unchained.” The prices will be $3.99 to $4.99 for comic books and $14.99 to $49.99 for graphic novels.