As expected Netflix new original movie Red Notice starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot becomes a big winner on the streaming service. Despite garnering negative reviews from the critics, the big-budget extravaganza record the biggest opening day in Netflix history. The lead actors thanked the fans for their love for the movie. They acknowledged the fans’ support.
Sharing the video, the lead star Johnson writes, “It’s OFFICIAL as the numbers are coming in from 190 territories around the world. RED NOTICE has become THE BIGGEST OPENING EVER ~ for ANY MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF NETFLIX!”
He also tweeted,
RED NOTICE shatters opening day records for NETFLIX around the world 🌎🤯🙏🏾
With outstanding 92% AUDIENCE SCORE!!
This was @sevenbucksprod’s first deliverable for a streaming platform. Critical we delivered for your families worldwide.
dj 🖤🕺🏽👊🏾🥃 pic.twitter.com/c9EFeaefwb
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 14, 2021
Gal Gadot also seems super happy with the film’s success. She tweeted:
This is amazing!!!! What can I say, you guys are the best and the reason why we make these films. So grateful and excited!!! Congratulations @Netflix and to the entire #RedNoticeMovie team ♥️💃🏻@TheRock @VancityReynolds pic.twitter.com/YXgwRo2xK8
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) November 14, 2021
Ryan Reymond’s also didn’t shy away from expressing his feelings as he tweeted:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 14, 2021
When Red Notice was announced, everyone in the industry was quite assured of its success. With big names like Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot sharing the screen, and a Netflix backing it, Red Notice was always destined to make it big.
Before its premiere on Netflix, Red Notice had a limited release in theatres on Nov 5, 2021. The opening day streaming numbers have become more impressive as most critics have trounced the movie. On movie review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, Red Notice has aggregated just 36% from 129 reviews. The netizens have loved the movie as the audience score stands at 92%.
What Red Notice is about?
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the action-comedy follows FBI criminal profiler John Hartley (Johnson), who hesitantly partners with an art thief, Nolan Booth (Reynolds) to try to catch The Bishop (Gadot), an elusive thief who’s always one step ahead.
As usual, Netflix hasn’t officially released the viewership numbers for Red Notice’s opening day. However, Samba TV reports that 4 million households streamed Red Notice in the United States during the opening weekend.
With 99 million views, ‘Extraction,’ starring Chris Hemsworth, is the most popular Netflix movie of all time. It would be interesting to see if Dwayne Johnson starrer challenges these numbers in the coming days.