Wednesday, January 19, 2022

"Don't Look Up" poised to be most-watched Netflix film of all-time

Don't Look Up broke a Netflix record last week with the highest number of viewing hours in a single week. After another 28 million this week, its total hovers around 250 million hours. Red Notice (with Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson) currently holds the record for most view hours in its first 28 days, with 364.4 million. If Don't Look Up can sneak out another 15 million view hours by Friday, it will break the record, which seems pretty likely at this point.  

Great milestone for this picture! Even though Meryl's not getting much, if any, individual attention for her role, I enjoy seeing the film doing well with audiences. BAFTA nominations will be announced two weeks from tomorrow and Oscar noms only five days after that!


  1. Truly deserves Best Picture attention, and should be around 80 on RT if critics were fair.

    I guess there's no reasonable estimate of how these big Netflix movies would have done at the box office before streaming, but I imagine in "normal" times this would have been on course to be one of Meryl's biggest hits.

    1. I think you're right about the box office question, Charlie. While I love being able to stream films from home, I miss more traditional mode of tracking a movie's success through theater performance.