Rian Johnson’s recent murder mystery film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has reportedly collected over $15 million at the box office during its week-long theatrical run. It is worth noting that Netflix, the makers of the film, had slated the film for a limited 600-screen theatrical release. The film exceeded all expectations to gross a box office number that the experts say could have reached a record high if Netflix had decided on a wider theatrical release.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will start streaming on Netflix from 23 December. The film is a sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 whodunit film Knives Out, the sequel brings back Daniel Craig’s eccentric detective Benoit Blanc along with a new set of colourful characters and a new mystery for the detective to unravel.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and received generally favourable reviews from critics. The ensemble cast of the film includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. According to reports, Netflix has already greenlit two more sequels for Knives Out.