Climate Change Satire ‘Don’t Look Up’ Sets Netflix Audience Record

Los Angeles, January 7 (IANS): Adam McKay’s climate change satire “Don’t Look Up” topped Netflix’s global audience ratings from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, totaling 152.29 million hours worldwide over the course of the week.

Figures released by Netflix and reported by ‘Deadline’ show that at a time when apocalyptic films are breaking world records, Leonardo DiCaprio-Jennifer Lawrence star is the third most-watched movie of all time by the streamer ( in its first 28 days), behind only the “Bird Box” at the helm of Sandra Bullock and the “Red Notice” of Dwayne Johnson-Ryan Reynolds-Gal Gadot.

It also became the film that garnered the most hours of viewing hours for a single week in Netflix history. Only on Wednesday, director McKay tweeted that he was “directly flabbergasted” by the number of views the film was receiving.

Netflix doesn’t release day-to-day data, but “Don’t Look,” According to “Deadline,” is likely to encroach on “Bird Box” territory and may soon pull off “Red Notice’s all-time record. ‘.

‘Don’t Look Up’ also has Meryl Streep, playing wacky American President Cate Blanchett as a celebrity talk show co-host who covets DiCaprio’s character Dr. Randall Mindy, professor of astronomy at the Michigan State University (MSU).

British Indian actor Himesh Jitendra Patel, last seen in ‘Tenet’, also appears in the film as the character boyfriend of Jennifer Lawrence, MSU astronomy doctoral candidate and comet discoverer Kate Dibiasky.