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‘Glass Onion’ Becomes Third Most-Watched Film Ever On Netflix

After garnering 82.1 million hours viewed during its Christmas debut, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has now notched up 209.4 million hours of viewing time.

After creating a buzz in theatres, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is achieving a milestone on Netflix. Starring Daniel Craig, the Netflix film has become the third most-watched film ever on the streaming giant. The sequel to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out started streaming on December 23 following a one-week limited theatrical release.

After garnering 82.1 million hours viewed during its Christmas debut, the film has now notched up 209.4 million hours of viewing time. Only two films currently have more hours viewed on the streamer, political satire Don’t Look Up and action comedy Red Notice. Red Notice, starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot, is currently the most-watched English language film on the streamer with 364 million hours viewed.

Meanwhile, Don’t Look Up, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, garnered 359.8 million hours viewed in its first 28 days of release. For the one who hasn’t watched it yet, Glass Onion follows detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) as he tries to solve a mystery in Greece involving a tech billionaire and his friends.

The film has received widespread critical acclaim and has been pending nominations at several award shows including the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Director Rian Johnson has said he is annoyed that Knives Out had to be included in the title of the Glass Onion sequel.

The filmmaker told how he worked hard to make the original Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery feel like separate movies that could exist independently of each other. While talking to The Atlantic, he said: ‘I’ve tried hard to make them self-contained. Honestly, I’m p* off that we have ‘A Knives Out Mystery’ in the title.

He added, “You know? I want it to just be called ‘Glass Onion’. I get it, and I want everyone who liked the first movie to know this is next in the series, but also, the whole appeal to me is it’s a new novel off the shelf every time. But there’s a gravity of a thousand suns toward serialised storytelling.” Rian also admitted that he would have liked a longer theatrical release from Netflix.

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