Martin Scorsese’s star-studded gangster epic, The Irishman, has really been turning the heads of movie buffs. Since its release last month, the crime flick has been lavished with rave reviews from both critics and fans.
Now, Netflix has released the eye-watering viewing figures from the movie’s first week on the service – revealing that a whopping 26,404,081 Netflix accounts across the globe tuned in to watch.
Netflix defines a “viewer” as someone who completes 70 percent of the film, but considering the movie comes in at a lengthy 210 minutes, the numbers are utterly impressive.
*pours glass of wine*— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) December 10, 2019
My friends, I’ve got some news from the big guy at the top: THE IRISHMAN was watched by 26,404,081 accounts globally — within its first 7 days on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/abVV993CWS
Its viewership isn’t the only accolade the gangster flick has to its name. The Irishman, was recently nominated for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” at the Golden Globes, as well as being named “Movie Of The Year” by the National Board Review.
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The movie chronicles the infamous disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa – exploring the tangled world of organized crime.
The Irishman has generated near-unanimous praise from fans, with many branding it a “masterpiece.”
The Irishman is available to stream on Netflix now.