Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone launch “20 Days of Kindness” in partnership with HBO to benefit 'Superintelligence'

Melissa McCarthy starring in Superintelligence.
(Image credit: HBO Max)

"20 Days of Kindness" sounds like exactly the kind of thing we all need right now. HBO Max and Superintelligence stars Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are teaming up for the venture as a way to promote their film and spread a little kindness in our hostile climate. In addition to McCarthy doing some appearances on World Kindness Day, HBO Max will donate $20K to a different charity each day while encouraging others to get involved.

The campaign will also celebrate acts of kindness on social media. This can range from a nice comment all the way to an involved video, so long as they include the campaign hashtag: #20DaysOfKindness. HBO also notes that "talent and influencers will help launch the program," but did not comment who "talent" would include.

Check out the full press release: 

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 10, 2020 – HBO Max kicked off a “20 Days of Kindness” campaign today on behalf of their new film “Superintelligence,” from New Line Cinema. Melissa McCarthy and director Ben Falcone announced the campaign this morning during their appearance on the Today Show while launching the first trailer for the movie. With a “20 for 20 in 20” initiative, HBO Max will highlight and donate $20K to a different good cause daily for 20 days while encouraging others to lend their support along the way. In addition, AT&T helped kick off the campaign with a $1 million contribution to Girls Who Code. The film launches on HBO Max Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
In addition to media appearances by Melissa, on November 13, World Kindness Day, the campaign will celebrate acts of kindness shared across social media. Content can include a post, tagging someone with a kind word, or showing a short video of a random act of kindness.  Talent and influencers will help launch the program, encouraging others to participate using the hashtag #20DaysOfKindness.
Users can go to for more information and to follow the different charities daily. As part of the #20DaysofKindness campaign, Melissa, Ben & HBO Max are also launching a Prizeo charity sweepstakes, giving away a Tesla, a hangout with Melissa & Ben and chances to attend the premiere with all funds raised benefitting Conservation International, World Central Kitchen, and Make-A-Wish. For more information visit
In the film, when an all-powerful Superintelligence (James Corden) chooses to study the most average person on Earth, “Carol Peters” (Melissa McCarthy), the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the A.I. decides to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove that people are worth saving.

AT&T helps family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. Its contribution to Girls Who Code will enable computer science summer programs across the U.S. in 2021, as well as pipeline programs that support girls throughout their educational journey and into the workforce. The AT&T family of companies has supported Girls Who Code and its computer science summer programs since 2012, with financial and in-kind contributions now totaling more than $17 million.

Amelia Emberwing

Amelia is an entertainment Streaming Editor at IGN, which means she spends a lot of time analyzing and editing stories on things like Loki, Peacemaker, and The Witcher. In addition to her features and editorial work, she’s also a member of both the Television Critics Association and Critics Choice. A deep love of film and television has kept her happily in the entertainment industry for 7 years.