Don’t Look Up has officially broken Netflix’s weekly viewing record

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Critics might be divided on Adam McKay’s satirical Don’t Look Up, but when the film began streaming on Netflix it became clear that the movie would be a hit but now it has officially become a record-breaker with its latest milestone.

Don’t Look Up has attracted the most viewing hours for a movie in a single week in Netflix’s history with 152.29 million hours watched globally in the week December 27-January 2. The news was confirmed to “Deadline” by Netflix as they celebrated a new high watermark for one of their films.

Other figures released by Netflix show that the film is already the platform’s third most-watched movie (in its first 28 days) of all time, behind Bird Box and Red Notice. The streamer doesn’t release day-to-day data but it’s believed that Don’t Look Up is close to dethroning Bird Box on the list and that the top all-time record recently claimed by Red Notice could be in its sights as well. Director and writer Adam McKay tweeted about the numbers and you can check out his shock and excitement regarding the matter below!

Don’t Look Up is currently 54% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes but its 77% audience score shows that the film is resonating with viewers. The movie has also been a presence during awards season and is likely going to snag a ticket to the big show with some significant Oscar nominations, possibly for Best Original Screenplay. Polarizing films get people talking and this is one of them. I’m not really surprised the viewership continues to rise because it has certainly become one of those films you have to see if you want to be in on the conversation.

Have YOU seen Don’t Look Up, and how do you feel about it breaking a Netflix record?

Source: Deadline

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