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Mortal Kombat trailer breaks Deadpool record

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

From Digital Spy

Mortal Kombat released its first trailer just a few days ago, but the movie has already broken a record with its release – and that's bad news for Deadpool's record.

Following its drop last week, Mortal Kombat's trailer has racked up over 115 million views in its first week alone, meaning it's now the biggest red-band trailer (in other words, R-rated) in the history of red-band trailers. Impressive work.

In what will no doubt be considered a positive sign ahead of Mortal Kombat's release in April, its trailer also managed to best the four-day figures for Logan and Deadpool 2, according to Deadline.

Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.

Related: Mortal Kombat's trailer teases a deeper connection between Cole and Scorpion

Based on the video game series of the same name, Mortal Kombat follows Cole Young (Lewis Tan), an MMA fighter unaware of his heritage – and that other-wordly Cryomancer Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) is dead set on hunting him down.

"Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with.

"Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark," the synopsis reads.

Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.

Related: Mortal Kombat's first trailer delivers gory battles and brutal fatalities

"Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe."

Mortal Kombat will be released in US cinemas on April 16 and will also stream on HBO Max in the US. It's set for an April 16 release in the UK, but that date is subject to change.

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