Netflix film "Don't Look Up" has record breaking views

Satirical film Don’t Look Up, which was released to Netflix on Christmas Eve, has made  history for the streaming giant after recording the most viewing hours for a movie in one week.

The film, written and directed by The Big Short filmmaker Adam McKay, was watched for 152,290,000 hours globally between December 27 and January 2nd.

The movie is ostensibly about a comet about to collide with earth but has been widely accepted as a metaphor for climate change. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as astronomy professor Dr Randall Mindy and Jennifer Lawrence as his student Kate Dibiasky, whose warnings of the devastating comet are not taken seriously.

The film's star studded line up also includes box office favourites Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Cate Blanchett.


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