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​Murder Mystery Streamed By 73 Million Households In First Month

Jess Hardiman

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​Murder Mystery Streamed By 73 Million Households In First Month

So it turns out absolutely bloody LOADS of you have sat down and decided watch Netflix's Adam Sandler flick Murder Mystery - 73 million households of you, to be precise.

Yep, according to the Q2 earnings report from Netflix, which it released on Wednesday, 73 million households watched the comedy film in the first four weeks of its release.

Even in the first three days of its release, it was watched by more than 30 million accounts - which was the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film, as the streaming site recently gloated via its comedy account on Twitter, Netflix Is A Joke.


If you're one of the few people who hasn't seen it, the movie stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as married couple Nick and Audrey Spitz.

Nick is a New York City police officer, while wife Audrey is both a hairdresser and a murder mystery novel fan, who, on a long-awaited trip to Europe, 'scramble to solve a baffling murder aboard a billionaire's yacht'. Comedy ensues - you know the rest.

The film stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. Credit: Netflix
The film stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. Credit: Netflix

The film was generally slated by critics, with a not-too-brilliant 46 percent rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

NBC's Ani Bundel seemed to sum things up perfectly on behalf of entertainment writers across the globe, saying, somewhat savagely: "Murder Mystery has so far received mostly bad reviews since its Netflix premiere on June 14. And critics are right - the film isn't great... There's nothing particularly interesting or clever about the plot. Aggressively mediocre might be a more apt description."

But then 73 million households tuned in, so perhaps the critics don't know everything after all.

The cynics among you might be tempted to conclude that while the film may have been clicked on by 30,869,863 people across its opening weekend, if it was that bad it was most likely hastily stopped and exited by many of them.


However, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to Variety that views are only counted if accounts watch at least 70 percent of a film, and as such, 30,869,863 Netflix users evidently found the film enjoyable enough to watch the majority of it.

So there, critics.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Adam Sandler, Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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