Netflix Says Murder Mystery Has Been Viewed by Over 30 Million Accounts in 3 Days
The film stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as a husband and wife who end up on the run after being framed for murder
It’s not a mystery anymore — Netflix has shared the viewing numbers for the streaming service’s new film Murder Mystery.
On Tuesday, Netflix shared the news in a tweet, claiming that over 30 million accounts watched the Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler flick in the first three days of its release. The streaming platform also said it was the “biggest opening weekend ever” for a Netflix original film.
Netflix also added that 13 million of the accounts were based in the United States and Canada, while the other 17 million were worldwide.
The streaming service rarely shares viewership numbers for its films and series, usually keeping those statistics private. According to Variety, if a user has watched 70 percent or more of an episode or film, Netflix counts it as a “view.”
Murder Mystery is the second movie Aniston, 50, and Sandler, 52, have made together, following the 2011 romantic comedy Just Go With It. The longtime friends were photographed filming on set in Milan, Italy, in August 2018.
The film follows Sandler’s Nick, a New York City cop who finally takes his wife Audrey (Aniston) on a long-promised trip to Europe. On the flight there, they make friends with Luke Evans’ wealthy character and he invites the couple to an intimate family gathering on the super yacht of an elderly billionaire.
When the elderly billionaire ends up murdered, the unsuspecting couple finds themselves on the run after they get framed for his murder.
Earlier this month, Aniston and Sandler joked around about how they prepared for their kissing scenes in the movie.
“She loves it,” Sandler told the Associated Press about his costar and longtime pal. “She sends me texts, ‘Nine days ’til kissing — here it comes.’ ”
“Get ready,” Aniston added with a laugh.
However, the Friends actress went on to share that, before the cameras started rolling, she made sure Sandler did one very important thing to prepare.
“I did have him learn to oil the beard up a little bit,” she shared.
“Yeah, she wanted me to have a nice, soft beard,” Sandler added.
Murder Mystery is now streaming on Netflix.