A Netflix spokesperson shared with The Verge, that an account is considered a viewer "once a view surpasses 70 percent of total running time including credits". A good guess: the significant majority of Bird Box viewers are streaming from outside of the United States. YouTube counts a view as anything watched for 30 seconds or more, while Facebook's "view" kicks in at a mere three seconds.
In some cases, but certainly not all, a question about the film's merit seems to underlie the skepticism: Why was Bird Box, which received lukewarm reviews, the Netflix film to break such a record?
Netflix's original horror flick Bird Box is having something of a moment, if you haven't noticed.
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A suspect identified from convenience store video before the killing, remains at large and is considered armed and unsafe . Singh was the first officer with the Newman Police Department to die in the line of duty, Chief Randy Richardson said .
It would be hard, for example, to say what the activity of 45 million accounts equates to in traditional box office terms. Simply put: streaming a movie into the comforts of your living room is a heck of a lot easier than trekking to the local cineplex and slapping $10 on the counter. Plenty of folks share Netflix accounts, so some of those Bird Box viewings may be by more than one person at once. As CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl somewhat skeptically tweeted, the numbers were "independently verified by. uh, Netflix".
Tensions between Hollywood (both TV and film) and Netflix have only increased since the streaming giant became a major player following the "House of Cards" release. Netflix planned to launch 80 original films in 2018 heading into the year, after releasing just eight films the year before.
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At this point, we're just eagerly awaiting Belk making a game-changing play so that he can be crowned the all-time Belk Bowl MVP. SC will open the 2019 season back in the same building, facing North Carolina in the Belk College Kickoff game on August 31.
"I don't believe that films that are given token qualifications, in a couple of theaters for less than a week, should qualify for Academy Award nominations", Spielberg told ITV News. "But not an Oscar".
Please go watch Practical Magic.
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It will certainly be a challenge. "I don't take any of these things for granted, but I hope I can keep playing". His passer rating of 95.4 is - while still serviceable - the lowest mark he has posted since that same season.