Netflix is notorious for not releasing audience figure of its original releases. However, shortly after a Twitter account claimed that over people logged into over 30 million accounts Netflix’s Murder Mystery, the streaming giant in fact confirmed the figure. In terms of number of audiences, the movie scored the biggest opening weekend for a Netflix original movie.
The tweet came from an account named “Netflix is a Joke” which claimed that total of 30.8 million accounts watched the latest movie with 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide logging in to watch the movie in the first 3 days of the release. While you would logically think that the tweet is in fact a joke considering that it is a parody account, shortly afterwards, Variety reported that a Netflix spokesperson confirmed the figure as accurate. While the account number doesn’t mean a whole lot considering Netflix is a streaming service, it proves that Netflix is in fact drawing a large number of audiences through original offerings.
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30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery in its first 3 days – the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide.
— Netflix Is A Joke (@NetflixIsAJoke) June 18, 2019
Murder Mystery sees Adam Sandler starring as Nick Spitz and Jennifer Aniston as Audrey Spitz. The couple travels to Europe and shortly afterwards gets framed for a murder. In addition to Sandler and Aniston, the Netflix original brings Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp and Adeel Akhtar to reprise different roles.