'Bird Box' scored 45 million views in its first week on Netflix
Netlifx's original movie has scored the biggest seven-day viewership in the history of the streaming platform witg 45 million views
The frightening thriller made its debut on December 21, 2018, and quickly became a hit, not only for its unsettling plot but also due to its main star - Sandra Bullock.
The incredible numbers were announced by Netflix through their official Twitter page, which let the world know of the movie's tremendous success with a pun.
The story revolves around a mother who is trying to save her children by navigating through a post-apocalyptic world completely blindfolded in order to keep themselves protected.
The film takes place five years after a mysterious and supernatural force invaded Earth and started wreaking havoc, causing people to commit suicide.
Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film! pic.twitter.com/uorU3cSzHR— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) December 28, 2018
A CAST FULL OF STARS
"Bird Box" was directed by Susanne Bier and inspired by the book of the same name written by Josh Malerman and in 2014. The flick also features several famous names such as Sarah Paulson, Trevant Rhodes, John Malkovich and Machine Gun Kelly.
The thriller has been regarded as a tremendous success, but it isn't certain how much of the movie people have seen considering that those numbers don't dwell into the viewer's experience.
🌸BIRD BOX🌸— faiz wahiza (@FaizWahiza) December 30, 2018
"It is a horror movie about the end of the world where demons have invaded the world, while a mother, her son and another woman’s child struggle to survive."
"Maybe not as good as A Quiet Place but it deliver a great suspense thriller."#BirdBox pic.twitter.com/SkMwGjutLF
ANALYZING THE NUMBERS
It has been reported that each of the 45 million views was only counted after a view surpassed 70% of the total running time of the film, including the credits.
So, based on this claim, people had to watch at least 87 minutes of the 2-hour movie. However, multiple views didn't count towards the magic number of 45 million.
Bird Box (2018)— Tyler Has Opinions (@MyOpinionsMan) December 24, 2018
A woman tries to survive in a world where an evil prescence causes people to commit suicide if you look at it. The first half is VERY intense. While the 2nd half loses steam, it's still an engaging film due to Sandra Bullock's strong performance. pic.twitter.com/0pn1EidtGH
'THE BIRD BOX LADY'
"Bird Box" has been so successful that it started a whole array of memes online, but fans of Bullock didn't enjoy the fact that some people referred to the Oscar-winner as 'the Bird Box lady.'
The lady from bird box looks like MJ 😭 pic.twitter.com/ijBCBvsf0c— bob (@xlstarman) December 26, 2018
It all started when a Twitter user compared Bullock to Michael Jackson, causing others to stand up for the actress, saying that she is so much more than just a common actress and that she deserves more respect.
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