The monsters in Bird Box are currently the film’s hugest secret, and not showing them off to viewers is usually considered the movie’s biggest “mistake” – but, in fact, keeping the monsters hidden is why it’s really great. Instead of releasing another big winter film over Christmas weekend, Netflix opted to provide subscribers with a thriller to keep them on their toes throughout the rest of the holiday season. And, so far, it’s been quite the smashing success.
Netflix is riding high on the success of its recently released psychological horror movie Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock in the lead. The movie is well received by the audience and since its premiere on December 21, Bird Box has been seen by over 45 million accounts in the first(1st) week of its release, reports the streaming giant.
Late on Friday night, Netflix Films took to Twitter to share the news with the viewers. “Took off my blindfold this morning to find that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!” the tweet read. Along with the figures, a GIF of the Sandra Bullock taking off her blindfold and pronouncing, ‘Oh my god’ was also posted by Netflix.