11 Million Watched Netflix’s ‘Bright’ on Its Weekend of Release
There are a few things that strike dread into the hearts of even the most stoic people: The “we need to talk” text. An unexpected delay on the subway during rush hour. The wildebeest herd coming over the edge of the canyon in The Lion King. The fact that Netflix’s Bright got 11 million views in its first weekend of release.
Look what you’ve done.
Variety reports that, while Netflix jealously guards its ratings numbers usually, Nielsen was able to give an estimate of about 11 million subscribers who chose to watch Bright over yanking out their own teeth with pliers or jumping into a frozen lake. To compare, that’s less than the second season of Stranger Things (15.8 million views in the same three-day time period) and way more than the premiere of The Crown Season 2 (nearly 3 million views in the U.S.). That’s an impressive get for Netflix, who have now proven themselves contenders in the blockbuster arena.
It definitely sends the message to Netflix that Bright is what the people want. (It seems like they were able to predict this, as Netflix announced a Bright 2 a day before reviews dropped.) And Joel Edgerton is ready to donning that blue, Oscar-nominated orc face once again.
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