Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler's New Comedy 'Murder Mystery' Breaks Netflix Record

Brenda Watkins
June 20, 2019

Netflix has confirmed that its new movie Murder Mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, broke the record for the biggest opening weekend for a Netflix film.

It illustrates why Netflix struck a four-movie deal with Sandler in 2014, and then renewed the deal for four more movies in 2017.

According to Netflix, those numbers mark a record for an original film on the streaming service.

Sandler and Aniston were previously partnered on the big screen for the 2011 comedy "Just Go With It", which grossed $214.9 million worldwide. His latest film, Murder Mystery on Netflix, was also a runaway success. But we won't know for sure until Netflix makes an announcement.

According to the tweet, the first three days following Murder Mystery's release saw the film viewed by almost 31,000,000 accounts.

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Of those numbers, 13 million were U.S. and Canadian accounts, while 17 million were global.

The streamer confirms that it only counts a view if an account has watched 70 percent of the content, though its stats are still not independently verified in the same way that cinema figures are.

It was, at that time, the best first seven days ever for a Netflix film.

Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison Productions, struck a four-movie deal worth millions with Netflix in 2014. They are joined by Terence Stamp, Luke Evans, and Gemma Arterton, to name a few.

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