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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Smash Netflix’s Opening

Turns out, you don’t want a viral stunt to draw tens of millions of views on Netflix. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s newest movie, “Murder Mystery,” simply loved the largest opening weekend in Netflix’s historical past, the streaming big revealed on Tuesday, with almost 31 million accounts watching the brand new comedy in its first three days on the service.

Between final Friday and Sunday, “Murder Mystery” was seen by (rounding up) 13.38 million accounts within the U.S. and Canada, together with one other 17.5 million worldwide views, Netflix’s comedy account tweeted.

And sorry, Sandra Bullock, however that places Sandler and Aniston on tempo to interrupt Netflix’s file for first-week views, set by “Bird Box” final December with 45 million views. (That file is up for debate, although, after Nielsen mentioned “Bird Box” solely pulled in 26 million views in its first week.) You would possibly bear in mind the film impressed the “Bird Box challenge,” the place folks tried tough duties whereas blindfolded, one thing that prompted Netflix to basically beg its viewers to cease collaborating.

Netflix’s Tuesday tweet stands out, contemplating how the corporate notoriously guards its viewer information. As TheWrap beforehand reported, Netflix counts a “view” for its films as an account having watched not less than 70% of the movie’s runtime, together with the credit. Since “Murder Mystery” is 97 minutes lengthy, which means viewers watched not less than 68 minutes of the film.

In the action-comedy flick, Aniston and Sandler workforce up as framed criminals on the run. Sandler performs a New York detective who, after 15 years of marriage, lastly takes his spouse (Aniston) on a long-promised European journey. When Aniston meets a captivating and rich British man (Luke Evans), they’re invited to an intimate household gathering on a yacht of an aged billionaire, solely to be current when the person is murdered. They turn out to be the prime suspects in a modern-day whodunit.

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