Many wanted to see the hot Zaddy Santa Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles . According to Netflix, her holiday movie was viewed by 20 million people in one week. That's a pretty impressive number. How impressive According to Netflix, this corresponds to an opening week of $ 200 million. However, Netflix may want to review the calculations there, as this is not accurate at all.
Ho, ho, whoa. A sled cargo of people saw the Christmas chronicles . Netflix is generally cautious with its viewership numbers, but every now and then it'll get a few numbers out and knock on the back. According to Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, The Christmas Chronicles received 20 million viewers in its first week of streaming service.
"If each of them was a movie ticket purchase, that's the $ 200 million opening week," said Sarandos (via Business Insider). "Even movies that go up to a billion dollars do not usually do so in the first week."
Here's the thing: that's nonsense. It's impossible to tell exactly that an opening weekend at the box office is based on the Netflix model, as Netflix gives viewers an option that cinemas do not have: the option of staying at home. Sure, 20 million people may have seen Christmas chronicles at their opening week – but the same 20 million would get up from the couch, take a shower, get dressed, bundle the kids drive a car, go to the cinema, drop over $ 200 for tickets, popcorn, lemonade and more, play through 35 minutes of thumbnails and play through then the feature film? It's impossible to know for sure … but I doubt it.
Do not get me wrong: It's still impressive that so many people were thirsty to see Kurt Russell in a santa suit they were streaming The Christmas Chronicles but the mathematics of Sarandos is faulty here. But that does not stop the Netflix boss from knocking himself and his business on the back. "Even in his successful career [Kurt Russell’s]he had never seen so many people in the first week," Sarandos said. "This is a testament to what we can bring to market today for storytellers that we could not have had ten years ago."
In The Christmas Chronicles Russell plays a silver fox lying on the beach earth when two other Viennese children accidentally drop his sled. Santa loses his hat, and that's bad because Santa's magic is completely in his hat (since when?). Now Santa Claus and those snotty kids have to save Christmas. What ever.
Given the high attendance, it is likely inevitable that Netflix will order a sequel Christmas Chronicles for the next holiday season. See you next year, sexy Santa!
Cool posts from the web: