‘Murder Mystery’ breaks viewing record, says Netflix

Netflix has revealed viewing figures for Murder Mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, saying the film has broken weekend audience records on the streaming service,

The film, which dropped on June 14, was watched by 30.9 million households in its first three days, according to Netflix. The streamer added that 13.4 million views came from accounts in the US and Canada and 17.5 million worldwide.

In a tweet, the streamer said it was the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film.

Netflix counts a view if a member has finished at least 70% of a film.

Netflix has been famously secretive about its viewing data, but has recently started to drip feed information about successful shows.

In January, Netflix tweeted that Sandra Bullock starring Bird Box had the “best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!” – viewed by over 45 million Netflix accounts.

On the company’s most recent earnings call, Netflix said the Ben Affleck-starring Triple Frontier, had been watched by over 52 million households in its first four weeks, while its Fyre Festival doc had been seen by more than 20 million households in its first month.

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