Netflix's "Bright" Scores Millions of Views Opening Weekend

Netflix’s first attempt at a blockbuster movie, Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, is a success as far as the numbers are concerned. Now that Nielsen keeps record viewership on the streaming platform, it’s been revealed that 11 million users in the U.S. alone watched the film on the weekend December 22.


The movie’s stunning soundtrack, which featured new music from , , and , likely contributed to some the film’s success. Bright‘s first three days drew an average minute crowd 3.9 million viewers ages 18-34 and 7 million in 18-49, with 56% male viewership.

Nielsen also noted that it only tracks TV viewership, not including views on mobile devices and tablets, so the total number viewers is likely even higher.

Between the phenomenal music featured in the film and the success the film itself, Netflix should be very happy, and is likely poised to continue making feature films like Bright in 2018.