Tom Hanks has outdone himself and set another record on the Apple TV+ streaming service. The Hanks sci-fi vehicle “Finch” set a new viewer record for the streaming service. Deadline reports say its sources tell it that “Finch” had the largest opening weekend ever on Apple TV+.
In “Finch,” a man, a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in a powerful and moving adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone. Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for a decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear. He creates a robot, played by Jones, to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive. Their road trip is paved with both challenges and humor, as it’s as difficult for Finch to goad Jeff and Goodyear to get along as it is for him to manage the dangers of the new world.
Apple scored the rights to the film earlier this year, after a vigorous bidding war with multiple other streaming services. Finch will be the second Tom Hanks starring vehicle to debut on Apple TV+. The service premiered the war film “Greyhound” last year. “Greyhound” previously held the opening weekend record.