"Bright" is Smith's first project with Netflix, and it will surely not be his last as there are already reported talks for a sequel.
If you found yourself disliking Netflix's original movie Bright, you're not alone. Since then, it's said that the first episode of Stranger Things 2 reached 15.8 million people in its first three days, while the second season premiere of The Crown reached almost 3 million viewers in the same timeframe.
Let's take the comparison out of the Netflix arena and into the larger realm of moviegoing for a second.
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Amid all the controversy surrounding the film, Chance the Rapper turned to Twitter to initiate a discussion with fans about Bright's underlying messages. This past weekend domestically, Star Wars: The Last Jedi sold about 11 million tickets and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sold about 6.15 million.
Between the phenomenal music featured in the film and the success of the film itself, Netflix should be very happy, and is likely poised to continue making feature films like Bright in 2018.
Considering the massive viewership, it should come as no surprise that many were speaking on it. The company also says it has reached out to the streaming service in the hopes that the situation will be rectified moving forward.
Of course, none of this actually takes into account if Bright is any good. Otherwise, the simple novelty of seeing Will Smith in an orc world might not be enough to get people to click "play" one more time.