‘Rebel Moon’ Was Bigger Than ‘Barbie’ Using Zack Snyder’s Calculations

Numbers don’t lie, goes the saying. Or do they?

Zack Snyder believes they can sometimes disguise the truth, as he related to Joe Rogan in a recent chat.

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Snyder’s Rebel Moon was distributed by Netflix, and that service’s methods of accounting may disguise how successful the film was, Snyder claims.

“You think about Netflix, for instance, where you push a button,” Snyder said. “Rebel Moon, right? Say right now it’s almost at 90 million views, right? 80 or 90 million accounts turned it on, give or take. They assume two viewers per screening, right? That’s the kind of math.

“So you think if that movie was in the theater as a distribution model, that’s like 160 million people supposedly watching based on that math,” he continued. “160 million people at $10 a ticket would be…what is that math? I don’t know. 160 million times ten. That’s $1.6 billion. So more people probably saw Rebel Moon than saw Barbie in the theater, right?”

Snyder admits the notion is astonishing on its face.

“That’s how crazy Netflix is,” Snyder said. “That’s the distribution model that they’ve set up. I was at this thing the other day and we were talking about Rebel Moon 2. And they were like, ‘Well, talk about Rebel Moon the first one.’ I’m like, ‘No, go fucking watch it. I know you have it at your house.

“It’s not like a theater situation. You could turn it on your phone right now and watch it right here if you wanted. That’s how crazy it is. This model, this machine they’ve built is really something else. It’s really crazy if you think about it.”

Rebel Moon is currently on Netflix.

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