A LOT of people watched Sandler's new movie.
People have a lot of things to say about Adam Sandler and his movies, but they are consistently very popular. His latest film, Murder Mystery on Netflix, was also a runaway success.
Netflix has announced that Murder Mystery, which also stars Jennifer Aniston, enjoyed the "biggest opening weekend ever" for a Netflix movie. According to Netflix, 30.87 million accounts watched the film in its first three days. This includes 13.4 million Netflix accounts in the US/Canada and 17.5 million Netflix accounts from other parts of the world. If a viewer watches at least 70 percent of a movie, that counts as a view, according to Netflix.
?ADAM SANDLER AND JENNIFER ANISTON BREAKING NEWS ALERT?— Netflix Is A Joke (@NetflixIsAJoke) June 18, 2019
30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery in its first 3 days - the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide.
In March 2017, Netflix announced that it extended its deal with Sandler for four more movies, bringing his total output for the streaming service to eight films. Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos says Sander is "one of the leading comedians in the film world."
Sandler's first Netflix movie was 2015's The Ridiculous 6, which was followed up by The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, the Meyerowitz Stories, and The Week Of. His next movie for Netflix is Uncut Gems. His deal with Netflix spans at least eight movies, so even more are coming.
Murder Mystery stars Sander and his wife (Aniston) solving a murder on-board a billionaire's yacht. Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, and Terrence Stamp also star in the film that was directed by Kyle Newacheck.