Netflix’s new big-budget action movie “Red Notice,” is breaking records after its release Friday, November 12. Netflix said on Tuesday that the film had been viewed 148.72 million hours from Friday to Sunday, making it the biggest opening weekend the company has ever recorded for a film, and that it s ‘is ranked number 1 in over 90 countries over the weekend.
Netflix said in its third quarter earnings report that it would start reporting the watch times of its titles rather than the number of members who watched them, as was the case previously. Previously, a viewing was counted if an account watched at least two minutes of a show or movie.
The broadcaster launched a new website on Tuesday, November 15, top10.netflix.com, which will be updated every Tuesday with lists of the 10 most-watched movies and series from the previous week, based on viewing times.
“Bird Box” is Netflix’s most-viewed movie by time viewed, with 282 million hours watched in the first month (“Rip” is Netflix’s largest movie by household count , with 99 million spectators in the first month). But given the opening weekend of “Red Notice”, it looks like he’s on his way to beating “Bird Box”.
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Critics, however, weren’t kind to the film, which scored 36% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it received a 92% rating from the public. “‘Red Notice’ is soft and dull, and does more to show off the flaws of each of its stars than to showcase their bankable charisma,” Richard Lawson wrote for Vanity Fair.
Variety reported in 2019 that the budget for “Red Notice” could reach $ 200 million, or around 177 million euros, which would make it the most expensive movie ever made by Netflix (IMDb says the production budget is of $ 160 million, or approximately € 141 million). Stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot each received a salary of $ 20 million (roughly 18 million euros), while Dwayne Johnson earned more as a star and producer on the film, according to Variety.
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