It seems like stealing the globe was worth the trouble after all.
Questionable promotional tactics notwithstanding, Netflix’s Red Notice has turned enough heads towards its heist-filled, action-packed story to steal the title of having the “biggest opening day” in the streaming platform’s history on Saturday.
Since the action-comedy film, which hit the site on Friday, November 12, did not get a theatrical run, what the accolade possibly means is that Red Notice garnered the most views for any Netflix film within its first 24 hours.
This quickly caught the attention of its stellar ensemble, namely Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, who all took to social media to celebrate the feat.
On Twitter, Reynolds revealed the news by sharing a photo of the achievement. “WOW #RedNotice is @Netflix biggest ever opening day for a film. Congrats to this whole team!” he wrote in the caption.
“Can’t wait for Red Notice (Taylor’s Version),” Reynolds wittingly remarked.
Gadot also shared the photo on the same site and wrote: ““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 Heart suitWoman dancing @TheRock @VancityReynolds.”
Meanwhile, Johnson logged into Instagram to post a video thanking fans, co-stars, and the people behind the film.
“You guys have given us an incredible 92% audience score from 190 territories around the world,” Johnson said on camera. “I’m f***** blown away by that. I love you guys, thank you so much.”
Dubbed the biggest movie that Netflix has ever made with its massive budget of $200 million, Red Notice is an action-comedy thriller which follows the international cat-and-mouse chase between the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson), the world’s greatest art thief (Gadot), and the greatest conman the world has never seen (Reynolds).
The film is written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and produced by Johnson’s studio, Seven Bucks Productions.
Art Daniella Sison