Paramount has sold the distribution rights for Coming 2 America to Amazon Prime Video.
The sequel to the hit 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy, Coming to America, is headed to Amazon Prime Video. Paramount Pictures has reportedly sold the distribution rights for Coming 2 America to Amazon Studios for nearly $125 million.
This deal is expected to release the motion picture on its platform on December 18. With the COVID-19 pandemic, avoiding theaters may be a good call for this film. The original, in a 1988 value of the American dollar, made $288 million worldwide and placed second domestically in box office numbers that year. The release should draw much interest to Amazon’s streaming platform.
What to expect from the sequel
The original Coming to America was about a prince named Akeem (Murphy). He’d come to America with …