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Disney Plus hits 10 million subscribers in one day

A Disney logo forms part of a menu for the Disney Plus movie and entertainment streaming service on a computer screen (Steven Senne/AP)
A Disney logo forms part of a menu for the Disney Plus movie and entertainment streaming service on a computer screen (Steven Senne/AP)

Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations.

Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be an immediate hit out after its launch.

Disney has invested billions in its streaming service, which costs $7 a month or $70 a year after a seven-day free trial. Customers of some phone and home-internet plans were offered a year free.

Disney didn’t break down where the subscriptions came from or if they were free or paid monthly or yearly. Some analysts thought it would take Disney a year to reach 10 million subscribers.

Netflix has garnered 158 million subscribers since launching its streaming platform in 2007.