The teaming of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston for Netflix’s “Murder Mystery” has not only received the best notices to date for a Sandler-Netflix feature, but it has also broken records at the streamer.
Netflix has announced that the film has scored the “biggest opening weekend” ever for a Netflix original film, with 30.87 million accounts putting the movie on during its first three days of release.
To give you a comparison, the Will Smith-led “Bright” was viewed by 11 million accounts during its first three days of release. The Sandra Bullock thriller “Birdbox” played to 45 million accounts, but that was over its first seven days – not three.
Sandler stars as an NYC cop who takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European trip. A chance meeting on the flight with a mysterious man (Luke Evans) gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince (Terence Stamp). When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
The film benefitted from both the European locales, a genuine chemistry between its leads that it made use of, a script by “The Amazing Spiderman” and “Zodiac” scribe James Vanderbilt, and some proper actors in tow including the aforementioned Evans, Gemma Arterton, John Kani, Adeel Akhtar, Luis Gerardo Mendez, David Walliams and Cesar Award winner Dany Boon.
“Murder Mystery” is currently streaming on Netflix.