Netflix reveals how many people have watched The Irishman
No longer shying away from sharing their data with the world, Netflix has now revealed the viewing figures for Martin Scorsese's The Irishman.
On Tuesday (December 10), the streaming service's chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed that 26.4 million homes watched 70 percent or more of the movie.
Netflix has also estimated that this figure will rise to 40 million homes by the end of the year. Those who couldn't make it all the way through the movie were presumably unaware of its mammoth three-and-a-half hour runtime.
The Irishman eventually ended up in the streaming service's hands as Scorsese couldn't find a studio to finance the mobster epic. But despite only being given a limited release in theatres, it's still estimated to earn $6.7 million from its run.
It's also just received five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Director.
"People just weren't interested in financing it — and that was before the CGI," Scorsese told Entertainment Weekly. "Nobody would give us the money. But I really felt that De Niro and I had one more picture to make, at least, and he was really connected with the character."
If you're one of the 26.4 million homes that saw The Irishman and are wondering what that ending is all about, head this way for our explanation of the final shot.
The Irishman is now available to stream on Netflix.