Murder Mystery is setting viewing records according to Netflix, but still has bad reviews.
Adam Sandler’s new movie pairs him up with Jennifer Aniston in the all new Murder Mystery. The studio reported that the movie has set a new record for Netflix. Nearly 31 million Netflix accounts watched the new film. The studio tweeted the results that 13.3 million of those were in the US, and a further 17.4 million worldwide.
Furthermore, Netflix claims that it only counts a view if an account has watched 70 percent of the content. The film hit the cinemas on June 14. The streamer said it was the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film. Also, Netflix used to keep its viewing data secret. Recently, however, it has started to feed information about its successful content.
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Adam Sandler all the way
Adam Sandler signed a second four-year deal with the world famous streaming service in 2017. The movie Murder Mystery reunites him with his Just Go With It co-star Jennifer Aniston. The comedy follows a couple from New York who get caught up in a mystery surrounding the death of an ageing billionaire during a trip to Europe.
Before this, Netflix tweeted that Sandra Bullock starring Bird Box had the “best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!” viewed by over 45 million Netflix accounts. Moreover, the most recent earning calls by Netflix reveal that Triple Frontier, had been watched by over 52 million households. Just in its first four weeks, whereas its Fyre Festival doc had been seen by more than 20 million households in its first month.
As per Variety, during a recent earning call, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos also promised to release more such data in the near future. “Over the next several months, we are going to be rolling out more specific, granular reporting,” Sarandos said. “First to our producers, and then to our members, and be more fully transparent about what people are watching on Netflix around the world.”
Despite the viewing records, the movie has only 43% on Rotten Tomatoes.