- “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” will debut in 600 US theaters a month before it’s available on Netflix.
- The streaming giant said the film would be the first to debut on the three largest theater networks in the United States.
- Knives Out, which was released in 2019, grossed $311 million at the box office internationally.
You’ll be able to see Netflix’s sequel to the crime comedy “Knives Out” in theaters an entire month before you can stream it.
Netflix announced Thursday that “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” will open in 600 theaters in the United States for one week from November 23 to 29.
The streaming giant said the film would be the first to debut on the three largest theater chains in the US: AMC, Regal and Cinemark.
AMC said the film would play in more than 200 of its US theaters, marking the first time it has shown a Netflix movie in theaters. AMC has about 600 movie theaters across the country.
“Glass Onion” will also play in other select theaters in the US, as well as in select countries including Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
AMC’s Odeon Cinema Group will screen the film at select locations in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Spain.
Netflix called the early viewing a “sneak peek”.
If you don’t want to see it in theaters, you’ll have to wait until December 23, when it will be added to Netflix’s streaming platform globally.
“As we have often said, we believe both theatrical exhibitors and streamers can continue to successfully co-exist,” AMC CEO Adam Aron said in a statement. “Theaters will make more money by having more titles to show, and thanks to the greater cultural resonance those movies can get from a theatrical release, they will end up being shown to a larger audience when they are also seen on streaming platforms.”
“Glass Onion” is written and directed by Rian Johnson, who was also behind the first film in the franchise. In the new movie, “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig returns as Detective Benoit Blanc, this time in a murder mystery set on a Greek island.
“Knives Out” was released in 2019 and grossed $311 million at the international box office on a budget of $40 million. A third film in the franchise will follow under the $469 million deal with Netflix.