The Irishman put up a strong showing in streaming numbers during its first five days of Netflix availability.
According to Nielsen estimates, Martin Scorsese’s mafia saga was watched by 17.1 million unique Netflix viewers in the U.S. in the first five days of its streaming release.
“The Irishman” premiered Nov. 27 on Netflix after a limited U.S. theatrical run at a handful of locations and a bigger bow in cinemas overseas. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Anna Paquin.
Over the first five days (Nov. 25-Dec. 1) on Netflix, “The Irishman” maintained a steady amount of viewers, Nielsen said: The movie registered an average minute audience of 13.2 million in the U.S. over that span, less than “Bird Box” (16.9 million) but higher than Netflix’s “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (8.2 million).
Netflix hasn’t shared its own streaming performance assessment for the film.