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

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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.

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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.

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

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According to Deadline, for the week of December 27-January 2, Don’t Look Up had 152.29 million viewing hours worldwide.

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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.

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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.

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Even for the film’s director, the kind of popularity that Don’t Look Up is currently experiencing is surprising.

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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.

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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.

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