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‘Red Notice’ now officially Netflix's most popular movie ever

Published : 01 Dec 2021 09:36 PM | Updated : 03 Dec 2021 10:55 AM

Red Notice’ has officially become Netflix's most-watched film, beating out the previous titleholder, ‘Bird Box.’ ‘Red Notice’ became the first movie to cross 300 million watch hours, beating out ‘Bird Box’, which is sitting at 282 million hours. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, and was directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of Central Intelligence and Skyscraper.

Red Notice follows FBI agent, Hartley (Johnson), who teams up with art thief, Booth (Reynolds), to catch The Bishop (Gadot). The film had a budget of $200 million, a tentpole for Netflix, which was quickly covered with the best debut for an original in the site's history. The success has already jump-started talks for a sequel between Thurber and Netflix, with Thurber wanting to shoot two sequels back to back.

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Now, Netflix has revealed that Red Notice is its most-streamed movie ever. The streamer provided a list of its most popular movies of the week, both original and acquired, as well as which countries Red Notice is the top streaming film in. Other big streaming films are Halle Berry's directorial debut, Bruised, and A Boy Called Christmas in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. At the bottom of the page, they feature the top ten streaming original films of all time on the site, with ‘Red Notice’, ‘Bird Box’, ‘Extraction’, ‘The Irishman’, and ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ making up the top five.

Red Notice has received poor reviews from critics, despite being popular with audiences, currently sitting at 35% on Rotten Tomatoes.     -Collider

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