‘Murder Mystery’ sets Netflix record with 30 million accounts viewing in 3 days
The mystery is over.
Netflix seldom shares viewership numbers but made an exception for their new original film “Murder Mystery.”
The streaming service on Tuesday claimed the Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler movie was watched by 30 million accounts in the first three days following its release.
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) June 14, 2019
The announcement, made on the company’s comedy account, also touted the achievement as the “biggest opening weekend ever” for a Netflix original film.
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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
Netflix said 13 million of the accounts were based in the United States and Canada, while the other 17 million were worldwide.
Variety says Netflix defines a “view” as a user watching at least 70% of a film.
My favorite extra of 2019 pic.twitter.com/GKn1kuFQuA
— BMiska 🍕 (@bradmiska) June 18, 2019
The plot involves a New York City cop named Nick and his wife Audrey, played by Sandler and Aniston, who make a friend on a flight to Europe. The vacationing couple end up on the run after being framed for a billionaire’s murder.
Omg #MurderMystery is brilliant 😂😂😂😂😂 It’s like a ridiculous modern Poirot except with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler as a hilarious American couple instead of an elderly Belgian gent. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I’m going to need that sequel real soon please @netflix!! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Faau51leB5
— Little Miss Katy ☀ (@MissKatyEnglish) June 17, 2019
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