Don’t Look Up, the apocalyptic satire stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande, Timothée Chalamet and more. Things are looking up for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up. The star-studded end-of-the-world disaster movie, which debuted on Netflix Dec. 24, broke a record for the streaming service.

With 152.29 million hours streamed worldwide in a single week from December 27 to January 2, the film has broken the Netflix record for most viewing hours in a single week. According to Netflix’s figures, it is currently the platform’s third most-watched film of all time (in the first 28 days).

Don’t Look Up is just behind 2018’s Bird Box and last year’s Red Notice. In its first week of release, the movie attracted 111.03 million viewing hours and debuted among Netflix’s top 10 list in 94 countries. Adam McKay wrote on Twitter in response to the news.

I’m straight up flabbergasted by this.

Don’t Look Up portrays Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers attempting to warn officials, including US President Meryl Streep, that a comet is on its way to Earth, perhaps killing the world. Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, and others star in the satire.

According to DiCaprio, the writer/director has a unique capacity to stir conversation with humor and timely stories. The Oscar winner said, “Adam has woven an incredibly timely message about society, how we communicate, our current priorities, and the climate crisis into an absurdly funny yet important movie.”

As the subscriber count continues to increase in Netflix, it directly impacts the viewership hours. Don’t Look Up definitely had an upper hand taking that into consideration, because Netflix’s subscriber base is only growing, so we might see this record broken by many originals in the pipeline. Don’t Look Up is now available to watch on Netflix.

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