Chennai, August 19 - Russo Brothers spy action thriller, The Gray Man
, which marks Dhanush's Hollywood debut, has become the 4th most-watched film of all time on Netflix. The overall response, however, has been underwhelming to the movie considering the star power it is carrying.
"The Gray Man" scored 21.16 million viewing hours in its 4th week (Aug. 8 - Aug. 14). The total viewing hours of the movie now reached 245.09 million in 24 days, ahead of "The Adam Project" (233.16M). Currently, "Red Notice" is the most-watched film on Netflix with 364.02 million viewing hours in the first 28 days, followed by "Don't Look Up" (359.79M), and "Bird Box" (282.02M) at number 2 and 3, respectively.
"The Gray Man" needs another 37 million viewing hours to become 3rd most-watched film on the streamer in 4 days, which is looking unlikely with the response it is getting. Nonetheless, the movie still managed to finish in the top 5 despite the mixed reviews and the high budget of the film ($200M) will surely make Netflix be careful with its future films.
Produced by the Russo brothers' company, AGBO, it is the first film in a franchise based upon Greaney's Gray Man novels. The film focuses on the CIA agent Court Gentry, who is on the run from sadistic mercenary Lloyd Hanson upon discovering corrupt secrets about his superior.
The movie stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, and Billy Bob Thornton in key roles. A sequel and spinoff to the movie have been announced by Netflix, and one of them will focus more on Dhanush's character.