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'Irishman' draws 17 million U.S. viewers on Netflix, Nielsen estimates

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'Irishman' draws 17 million U.S. viewers on Netflix, Nielsen estimates

 

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FILE PHOTO: Producer and cast member Robert De Niro arrives for the premiere of film "The Irishman", in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Martin Scorsese's new gangster film "The Irishman" was watched by an estimated 17.1 million Americans in its first five days of release on Netflix <NFLX.O>, according to Nielsen data released on Friday.

 

The Nielsen estimates were the first indications of audience interest in the movie, which cost some $160 million to make and is expected to be a major contender at the Oscars. Netflix has never won the coveted best picture Academy Award.

 

By comparison, last December's Netflix thriller "Bird Box," starring Sandra Bullock, scored nearly 26 million U.S. viewers in its first seven days of availability, according to Nielsen's subscription video on demand content ratings.

 

Netflix said at the time that "Bird Box" was watched by 45 million members worldwide in its first seven days of release in December 2018.

 

Netflix does not routinely release viewing data and the streaming platform declined to comment on the Nielsen estimates for "The Irishman."

 

The Nielsen estimates cover only U.S. viewers and is limited to those streaming Netflix on television, excluding viewers on mobile devices and computers.

 

"The Irishman," which stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, has already picked up multiple critics awards despite a limited release in U.S. movie theatres in November after an impasse in negotiations for a longer movie rollout between Netflix and major theatre chains.

 

Netflix has not released any box office figures for the film's 26-day run in independent movie theatres.

 

Scott Stuber, head of original films at Netflix, told Hollywood trade outlet Variety on Thursday that Netflix was working towards releasing more viewership data on its movie offerings but gave no timeline.

 

"The Irishman" and its lead actors and director are expected to be nominated for multiple Golden Globe awards when nominations are announced in Los Angeles on Monday. Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 13.

 

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-12-07

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watched some of it, DeNiro and Pesci as gangsters again.. predictable plot very cliche.. ho hum.

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Good movie but a bit too long. I am not the biggest fan of de Niro but a huge fan of Al Pacino. 

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Big heavy weight names in it. But boring and uneventful 

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19 hours ago, CNXexpat said:

Good movie but a bit too long. I am not the biggest fan of de Niro but a huge fan of Al Pacino. 

Doesn’t like DeNiro, only means one thing, Mr.T is involved 

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Just now, Ireland32 said:

Doesn’t like DeNiro, only means one thing, Mr.T is involved 

Crazy fool.  😉  My wife loves Mr T since she discovered him on UK television.  

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7 minutes ago, Ireland32 said:

Doesn’t like DeNiro, only means one thing, Mr.T is involved 

 

I cant stand deniro due to his pompous notion that people give a %$^$ about what he thinks of trump

and/or politics.

 

But it did not detract from my enjoyment of The Irishman...I will say though that he's a bit of a one trick pony in terms of playing a wiseguy.

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Who needs a Xanax or sleeping pills when you have this movie to entertain you😳🤷‍♂️😄😂😭🙏🇹🇭💤💤

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17 hours ago, Ireland32 said:

Doesn’t like DeNiro, only means one thing, Mr.T is involved 

Mr. T from A Team? 

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The digital de-aged system used is not optimal, too obvious at many scenes. 

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I've yet to watch a movie of this length with such an uninteresting plot.. boring is not the word. And yet by contrast, Goodfellas was one of my favourite movies of all time.. if that's a 10, The Irishman is a 2!

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