Netflix has traditionally been quite tightlipped about the viewer states for its original TV shows and movies but the company has recently become more open about it. Sometimes, Netflix will reveal just how many viewers watched a certain movie to give an idea of its popularity. By this metric, Adam Sandler’s “Murder Mystery” has broken viewing records on Netflix.
Netflix confirmed on Twitter that 30,869,863 accounts streamed Murder Mystery in the first three days after the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston comedy hit the online streaming service. The company pointed out that was the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film. The number was further classified into 13,374,914 accounts in the U.S. and Canada while 17,494,949 accounts from across the globe.
Some of the other figures that the company has previously confirmed include the 52 million account opening weekend for Triple Frontier or the fact that Bird Box, its popular horror thriller, was viewed by 45 million accounts in just one week last year.
The figure doesn’t represent people who may have only streamed the movie for a few minutes before deciding that they weren’t into it. Netflix has previously explained that it only counts a view when a user has watched more than 70 percent of any title.
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