New Netflix film 'Bird Box' smashes streaming record

Director Susanne Bier and cast member Sandra Bullock arrive for the European premiere of the movie ‘Bird Box’ at Zoo Palast cinema in Berlin

Director Susanne Bier and cast member Sandra Bullock arrive for the European premiere of the movie ‘Bird Box’ at Zoo Palast cinema in Berlin

"Bird Box" left viewers with many unanswered questions, however.

Some digging by The Verge indicates that at least 45M people watched at least 70% of the supernatural thriller.

"Bird Box" is already breaking records!

Shares of Netflix are up 33% YTD.

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.

This assertion attracted some side-eyeing from those familiar with Netflix's general behavior in reporting.

Finally, there's no independent, third-party sourcing involved, a la the Nielsen ratings. But where exactly do they appear? Just how do you translate what 45 million Netflix viewers means, compared to the number of people who might go see a movie in a theater, for example?

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It is worth wondering whether such statistics can influence the filmmaker's career, given that they can't be backed up.

After shooting and watching the scene, however, Heisserer and film director Susanne Bier said they knew that it just didn't fit the film. "How does a traditional studio considering her for a project view it?"

It's possible more people will take the #birdboxchallenge in 2019, as the film has reportedly been viewed on more than 45 million Netflix subscriber accounts since it became available for streaming on December 21.

Second, everyone loves to root for Bullock, who plays Malorie, a cynical pregnant woman who evolves into a fierce mother and must, among other things, navigate a turbulent river while blindfolded.

It looks like the old year is ending with a new meme. The title comes from the box of birds she and her young children bring onto their boat. Bird Box stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson.

Or maybe it was all the jokes and memes filling the internet - they are good publicity, after all.

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