'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' reigns supreme, sets sixth-biggest debut of all time for Netflix
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In 2019, Rian Johnson stunned the world with an extraordinary whodunnit 'Knives Out'. The movie turned out to be such a huge hit that the filmmaker decided to turn it into a franchise and come forward with a sequel titled 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story'. The Netflix movie sees Daniel Craig reprising the role of Detective Benoit Blanc while travelling to Greece for another adventure. It's been only 5 days since the movie was released on Netflix and it has already become one of the biggest hits for the streaming platform.
The second movie in the 'Knives Out' franchise sees Blanc receiving a maze which is an invitation to a "murder mystery party" at a remote island. However, he is not alone and is joined by some of the popular faces in their respective fields. The invitation has been sent by tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) and he has called everyone to solve his murder mystery. However, things get weird when an actual murder happens and Blanc has to work on another cade while being on a holiday. There was a lot of anticipation among the fans for the sequel and they have already it one of the biggest movies in the history of streaming platform.
According to the streaming service, the Rian Johnson-directorial has been watched for more than 82.1 million hours in the first three days of its release, making it Netflix's sixth-biggest film debut of all time. The figures released by Netflix put the movie behind titles such as 'The Unforgivable' (85.86 million hours) and 'The Gray Man' (88.55 million hours). The aforementioned titles currently hold the fourth and the fifth positions in the list of original Netflix movies that had the biggest debuts.
As per the list, 'Red Notice' starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds in pivotal roles holds the record for having the biggest debut of all timr with 148.72 million hours. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence-starrer 'Don't Look Up' sits comfortably at the second spot with 111.03 million hours. The third spot is being held by 'The Adam Project' (92.43 million hours).
The streaming platform as noted that the movie has already been seen by 35 million households and is currently #1 in 78 countries.
The second film in the franchise has opened to universal acclaim and received praise from critics as well as audiences. In a positive review of the movie, MEAWW wrote that ‘Glass Onion’ is “bigger and better in every way possible, 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' is another classic whodunnit from Rian Johnson.”
'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story' currently holds a rating of 93% on review site Rotten Tomatoes.