Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story has become the third most-watched original film Netflix has ever released.
The film, a sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 murder mystery Knives Out, was released on the streaming service before Christmas.
With 209.4 million hours viewed, Glass Onion has leapfrogged films such as The Grey Man and Bird Box to claim its place in the top three.
However, it currently falls short of Netflix’s two most-watched films ever: Don’t Look Up and Red Notice.
Don’t Look Up, released in December 2021, is an environmental satire directed by The Big Short’s Adam McKay, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep.
The film garnered 359.8 million hours viewed within the first 28 days of release.
Red Notice, also released in 2021, is currently the most-watched English-language film on the streaming service, having accumulated 364 million hours viewed.
The film is a twisty heist thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne.
Glass Onion follows detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) as he tries to solve a mystery in Greece involving a tech billionaire and his friends.
The film has received widespread critical acclaim and has bee pending nominations at several award shows including the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Director Rian Johnson has said he is annoyed that Knives Out had to be included in the title of the Glass Onion sequel.
The filmmaker told how he worked hard to make the original Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery feel like separate movies that could exist independently of each other.
Speaking to The Atlantic, he said: ‘I’ve tried hard to make them self-contained. Honestly, I’m p***** off that we have ‘A Knives Out Mystery’ in the title. You know? I want it to just be called ‘Glass Onion’.