Netflix has promised to be more open and transparent when it comes to revealing official viewership data for its in-house movies and TV shows, but until we discover how and why the platform plans to do that, we’ll just have to take announcements at face value for the time being.
That being said, it isn’t difficult to believe that Red Notice would have scored the most-watched opening day for any Netflix original feature film, with the $200 million action extravaganza sending A-list stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot on a light and breezy globetrotting adventure.
Reynolds took to Twitter and shared his excitement at the news, while also managing to get in a self-deprecating and timely Taylor Swift reference for good measure, as you can see below.
Red Notice has hardly been a smash hit with critics, but it was never going to be anything other than a monster hit in terms of viewing figures. Take a trio of the biggest names in the industry, team them up in a fun-filled romp packed with action sequences and witty banter, and the Netflix boardroom wouldn’t have even needed the almighty algorithm to figure out that global success was a foregone conclusion.