Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Debuts as Netflix’s Sixth Most-Viewed Movie, with 82.1 Million Hours Watched.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the latest whodunnit film directed by Rian Johnson, has become Netflix’s sixth most-watched movie upon its debut.
The film, which stars Daniel Craig, was released on December 23 and was watched for a total of 82.1 million hours during its debut week. This placed it as the top-ranked English-language film for the period of December 19-25. Glass Onion was also released in select countries for a limited theatrical run in November.
According to Netflix, the current record holder for the most watched English-language film upon its release is Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds, with 148.7 million hours of viewing time.
The other films in the top five are The Unforgivable (85.86 million hours), Don’t Look Up (111.03 million hours), The Adam Project (92.43 million hours), and The Gray Man (88.55 million hours). Glass Onion was also ranked in the top 10 in all 93 countries that Netflix tracks, and was #1 in 67 countries.
In addition to Craig, Glass Onion also features an ensemble cast including Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Dave Bautista, and Madelyn Cline. The film follows detective Benoit Blanc as he investigates a murder at a party hosted by tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) in Greece.
Netflix acquired the rights to two sequels to the Knives Out franchise, including Glass Onion and Knives Out 3, for a reported $450 million.
In the English-language TV rankings for the period of December 19-25, Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, was the top-ranked show, followed by Emily in Paris season 3 (117.6 million hours) and The Recruit (95.5 million hours), starring Noah Centineo.
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