Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” has made one hell of a debut on Netflix.
The second Benoit Blanc mystery pulled in 127.25 million hours viewed in its first whole week since release (December 26th to January 1st), joining the 82.1 million viewing hours it took home in the first two days it was on the platform.
In its first ten days, it has become Netflix’s third most-watched film within ten days of release, behind only “Red Notice” (364 million hours) and “Don’t Look Up” (360 million hours).
Netflix measures its most popular lists based on the first 28 days of viewing, and on that list, “Glass Onion” is currently at No. 10 and rising with over two weeks to go.
It has also generated enough social media conversation that fan casting for the next instalment has begun over on social media, with one idea gaining attention being a “Muppets” crossover.
Johnson has already shot down the idea, saying both franchises are so different that smashing the two together would result in something not satisfying to fans of either. He told TUDUM the other week:
“I think those two things have very different rules… You can either have a Benoit Blanc mystery that has Muppets in it, but they’ll feel out of place. Or you can have a Muppet movie that Benoit Blanc is in, but it’ll feel like a Muppet movie.”
“Glass Onion” has also led to “Knives Out” rising on the charts, coming in third last week with 16.76 million viewing hours behind “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” in second with 41.1 million viewing hours and ahead of Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise” which debuted in fourth with 14.75 million hours viewed.