After 38 Days in Theaters, Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports, Mandalay Pictures and Artists Equity’s air will air on Prime Video on May 12 in more than 240 countries.
The Ben Affleck-directed and starring film about Nike approaching a young Michael Jordan to do the signature Air Jordan show, it reiterated Amazon’s return to theatrical releases after a day-and-date strategy. The pic opened to $20.2 million over the five-day Easter weekend and now totals over $47.6 million domestically.
The air cut a 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer rating among critics, a 98% verified audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, and an A CinemaScore.
Matt Damon stars as Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro and Affleck stars as Nike co-founder Phil Knight, with Jason Bateman as Rob Strasser, Chris Messina as David Falk, Matthew Maher as Peter Moore, Marlon Wayans as George Raveling, Chris Tucker as Howard White, Viola. Davis as Deloris Jordan, and Gustaf Skarsgård as Horst Dassler, among others. The film was a repeat of Affleck’s first time directing his own film Good Will Hunting Oscar-winning writer Damon in a movie.
The picture was written by Alex Convery and produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Affleck, Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber and Jason Michael Berman. EPs include Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Kevin Halloran, Michael Joe, Drew Vinton, John Graham, Peter E. Strauss and Jordan Moldo.