Glass Onion has become one of Netflix's most popular films of all time
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has become Netflix’s third most-watched film in a 10 day window.
According to Variety, the Knives Out sequel clocked 127 million hours watched within the first 10 days of its release, clipping films such as The Grey Man and Bird Box.
When it was released on December 23, it raked in 82.1 million hours viewed alone.
The film is on track to even topping Red Notice and Don’t Look Up, which are the first and second most popular titles, respectively.
The flick centers around tech billionaire Miles Bron (played by Edward Norton), who invites his five eclectic friends to a murder mystery party on his private island in Greece.
However, things turn ugly when one of his friends is poisoned, and Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is put on the case.
The film was initially released in cinemas in November and began exclusively streaming on Netflix ahead of Christmas.
But, despite clocking in hefty viewing numbers on the streaming platform, director Rian Johnson believes the sequel would have benefited from a longer theatrical run.
“I’d love it to be [in theatres] longer,” Johnson said in an interview with The Atlantic.
“But also, I appreciate that Netflix has done this, because this was a huge effort on their part, and the theater chains, to reach across the aisle and make this happen. I’m hoping it does really well so we can demonstrate that they can complement each other.”
Johnson also explained why he likes to have his films grace the big screen rather than streamed.
He told the outlet: “It’s not about the size of the picture, or the sound, or the sanctity of the space, or the magic of cinema, or whatever the f**k.
"It’s about having a crowd of people around you laughing and reacting.
"Because these movies are engineered for that.”
But rest assured, this won’t be the last instalment we see in the franchise, as Johnson revealed he already has plans for a third.
When asked about a potential threequel, Johnson told Newsweek: "[I'm] just starting to put together and kind of figure out what would be exciting, figure out what would feel scary in the right way.
"Like what would be something that also will be completely different from this movie? The way that this movie was different from the first one."
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