Bird Box, based on the 2014 novel of the same name, and has drawn comparisons to John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place for the way in which sensory deprivation heavily factors in delivering a horror experience. The horror is directed by Susanne Bier and features an all-star cast, with some gigantic Hollywood names thrown into the mix – including lead Sandra Bullock. With a two hour and four-minute runtime, Bird Box is now available to stream and download on Netflix.
What record has Bird Box broken?
Bird Box has been out on Netflix for only a week and has already been streamed by a record-breaking number of Netflix subscribers.
The streaming site took to Twitter to confirm an unprecedented 45 million viewers and that number just keeps rising.
The Netflix Twitter account wrote: “Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film!”
The official plot synopsis for Bird Box reads: “When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die.