Kurt Russell's latest Christmas flick has turned into one of the hottest streams on Netflix.
"The Christmas Chronicles" seems to have become one of Netflix's biggest source of pride as it gave record results in the first week it was released.
The Independent reports that it is to be recognized alongside other hits such as "A Star is Born," "Green Book," and "If Beal Street Could Talk."
Chief content officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, pointed out that it's also a huge deal for 67-year-old Russell even with his long-running career in acting.
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While at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on December 3, Sarandos said:
"Even in his successful career, [Kurt Russell] has never had that many people see one of his movies in the first week ever. That’s a testimony to what we can bring to the market for storytellers today that we couldn’t have ten years ago.”
The film gained 20 million streams during the first week. Sarandos said this equated to a $200 million gross profit if it had been released at the box officer.
"Even movies that go on to $1 billion don't typically do that in the first week."
The holiday adventure film stars Russell as Santa Clause. He teams up with two kids to save Christmas after they caused him to crash while delivering gifts.
The movie's director is Clay Katis, who also worked on "The Angry Birds Movie." Co-stars Judah Lewis and Darby Camp also act in the film.
Also joining the cast is quite a few of Russell's own family. His step-son Oliver Hudson plays the kids' late father in some old video tapes.
Additionally, long-time partner Goldie Hawn plays none other than Mrs. Claus. She appears towards the end of the film wearing a stunning red costume.
Little Bing Bellamy, the couple's grandson, also makes a small cameo in the film as he asks Santa for gifts. The seven-year-old's name, as well as his big brother Ryder Robinson's, are both mentioned in the flick.
Such a family affair helps squash the rumors that the pair is going through trouble in their relationship.
Russell spoke in an interview and addressed the negative talk of "jealousy."
“I very rarely worked when I knew Goldie was going to be working. And vice-versa. Which meant we could be together. I never thought that what the business could provide would ever take precedence over us.”
In sharing such big projects, the family seems to be doing well regardless of what others say. This season is a "big deal" for them according to Russell.
With that, it's no wonder the movie did so well with all the love Russell has for Christmas. We wish him and his family the very best for the season.