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‘The Irishman’ Gets More Than 13 Million Viewers Opening Weekend On Netflix

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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“The Irishman” got some absurd ratings on Netflix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the mafia film about the murder of Jimmy Hoffa got 13.16 million viewers from November 27 through December 1, which was its opening weekend. (REVIEW: ‘The Irishman‘ Is An Epic Movie About Frank Sheeran And The Death Of Jimmy Hoffa)

I’m not surprised at all that “The Irishman” put up such huge numbers. The cast was loaded with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese was the man directing the production and it’s about one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in the history of America.

You add all that stuff up, and you have a 100% guaranteed hit on your hands.

 

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In fact, I would have been surprised if it didn’t get huge numbers. It’s hard to assemble a cast that prestigious, combine it with such a legendary story and not find success.

That’s just not how it works. This had success written all over it from the start, and the numbers didn’t disappoint one bit.

 

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Personally, I loved “The Irishman.” I thought it was incredible. It was one of the best movies that I’ve seen in a long time, and Pacino was outstanding as the legendary union boss.

If you haven’t already seen “The Irishman,” I highly-recommend that you do. It’s north of three hours long, but it’s worth every minute of your time.