Martin Scorsese mob movie The Irishman has been viewed by 26.4 million subscriber accounts.
The stats were published by Netflix on Twitter and confirmed by Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos at the UBS Global TMT Conference in New York.
In all 26,404,081 have viewed 70% of the three and a half hour film.
*pours glass of wine*
My friends, I’ve got some news from the big guy at the top: THE IRISHMAN was watched by 26,404,081 accounts globally — within its first 7 days on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/abVV993CWS
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) December 10, 2019
Netflix regularly uses the 70% mark when quoting how many of its subscribers have viewed a particular title.
The streamer has not released details of how many cinema goers have seen its theatrical release.
Last week Nielsen said 17.1 million had watched The Irishman in the first five days of its release. 18% had watched the movie from start to finish compared to the 18% also for Bird Box and 11% for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Earlier this month Scorsese used Rolling Stone to make a plea to subscribers to use something larger than an iPhone with which to view his work “I would suggest, if you ever want to see one of my pictures, or most films – please, please don’t look at it on a phone, please. An iPad, a big iPad, maybe.”