Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous 6,” the comedy western feature that is the first in a multi-film deal between the comedian and Netflix, was released on the streaming giant the other month where it was met with understandable critical derision.
Does that mean the rest of the deal is off? Not a chance. At the keynote address at CES for the company, COO Ted Sarandos says the film has become the most-watched movie on the platform within its first 30 days of availability. He also says it has been No. 1 in every territory Netflix is currently operating in, and is still holding that position in most of them.
The news follows on from the Netflix acquired “Beasts Of No Nation” which was viewed by three million subscribers in its first two weeks of release on the service.
Sarandos also confirmed in his address that with the expansion of its service in 130 additional countries, it is now effectively operating around the entire globe with only a few select markets – namely China, North Korea, Syria and Crimea – the exceptions due to laws and regulations. Talks are underway though with the Chinese government to try and enter that market.
Sarandos also confirmed that HDR (high dynamic range) content will come to the service later this year.