‘Don’t Look Up’ becomes Netflix’s second-biggest Original film
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‘Don’t Look Up’ becomes Netflix’s second-biggest Original film

According to the latest data reports pertaining to viewership details, Adam McKay’s 2021 satirical disaster comedy Don’t Look Up has now officially been deemed as Netflix’s second-biggest Original film ever. 

With a star-studded ensemble cast, namely Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Rob Morgan, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Ron Pearlman and more, the film focuses on a global cataclysmic event and the various socio-political responses of humankind to the impending disaster. 

An allegory for the current global climate change crisis, it is a scathing commentary on the current predicament of the media, politics and the condition of the modern man in the 21st century amidst a growing social media presence.  

After Sandra Bullock’s film Bird Box reigned supreme on the Netflix charts for the last three years, it was overtaken by Rawson Marshall Thurber’s 2021 film Red Notice– starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot- that became the biggest film on the streaming service. 

Don’t Look Up’s meteoric rise to fame helped it overtake Bird Box, pushing the latter to the third position. Within just 28 days of its release, the film has been viewed for a whopping 321.52million hours, making it earn the second position on the biggest Originals list, closely following Red Notice’s staggering viewership count of 364.02 million. 

Since the film was released on December 24th, 2021, and the viewership data will be computed till January 21st, 2022, the film still has the potential of overtaking Reynolds’ blockbuster to become the biggest Netflix film ever.

Stream Don’t Look Up on Netflix now.