The Netflix Murder Mystery Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022), directed by Rian Johnson, has broken an important streaming record. Netflix invested a fortune in the movie and it seems it’s been worth every penny. Never before has a film been streamed as many times in one week as its sequel Knives Out (2019). Johnson’s stunner made it to the popular record holder Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) in, also a sequel.
The success of the sequels
Before Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery was shown on Netflix, the film ran in theaters for a week. The film also set a record then. The murder mystery became Netflix’s highest-grossing theatrical film, grossing $15 million. That success was extended over the holiday season when the Knives Out sequel became the most talked about movie of the Christmas break. The many viewing hours ensured that the production secured a spot in the top five most popular Netflix films. Within one week, the mystery was watched for 2.89 billion minutes. The record was previously held by Hocus Pocus 2, which was viewed 2.73 billion minutes in one week.
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The star casts
Both Knives Out movies are known for their great casts. Where we could still enjoy performances by Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Toni Colette, Christopher Plummer and LaKeith Stanfield in the first film, the baton was handed over to Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, and others in the second film. Leslie Odom Jr. and Edward Norton. Undoubtedly, Knives Out 3 will also contain a new batch of stars. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the cast of the film so far, except that Daniel Craig, just like in the first two parts, will also appear in the third part.
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