Bird Box hits 45 million views in one week according to Netflix
Days after the original film’s release on the streaming service, Netflix has announced that Bird Box has been viewed by 45,037,125 Netflix accounts. giving it the best first 7 days ever for a Netflix movie.
Netflix has never been one to share much information about their viewing metrics however, and details are still sparse about what counts as a “view” for the feature film (it’s unclear if accounts had to watch the entire film for it to be a view, or if only part of the film has to be seen). This does mark the first time that Netflix has revealed actual numbers for its original programming, stay tuned as we learn more about the success of Bird Box!
When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.
Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock (Gravity, Crash) leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight, The Predator), with Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story, Ocean’s Eight), and Oscar nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Burn After Reading) in the compelling new thriller from Academy Award winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, The Night Manager). Bier directed the movie from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Arrival).
Bird Box was produced by Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan, and Clayton Townsend. The feature also stars Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, and BD Wong.