The Netflix Viewing Records of Don’t Look Up Are Breathtaking

The Adam McKay-directed climate change satire Don’t Look Up has already surpassed all previous records for most viewing hours in a single week on Netflix.

The film follows two scientists, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), as they try to warn the US government and the general public about an impending extinction-level comet heading straight for the earth.

Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, and Mark Rylance all appear in the film.

Eye-Watering Records of Don’t Look Up

According to Deadline, for the week of December 27-January 2, Don’t Look Up had 152.29 million viewing hours worldwide. This remarkable achievement has lifted the film to the third-most-watched film of all time (in its first 28 days) and the title of most-viewed hours for a movie in a single week in Netflix history. Only fellow Netflix originals Bird Box and Red Notice are ahead of it on the path to the prized all-time record for the streaming service, which it may soon overtake.

Even for the film’s director, the kind of popularity that Don’t Look Up is currently experiencing is surprising. McKay recently tweeted that the watching figures for his film had left him “straight-up shocked.” Don’t Look Up had already logged 111,030,000 hours of viewing in its first two days on Netflix.

Although Netflix does not provide day-to-day viewing data for its content, there is no doubt that the streaming service will keep track of new records as they are set. Don’t Look Up is at capacity since it is expected to continue increasing viewers in the next weeks and months.

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