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Ryan Reynolds movie Red Notice secures Netflix’s biggest opening weekend ever

Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Red Notice has secured Netflix’s biggest opening weekend in the streaming service’s history.

The action comedy film, starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, began streaming last Friday and has amassed an astonishing 148.7million hours of watching since its release.

The leading stars celebrated the achievement of biggest opening day over the weekend and with Netflix’s fresh metrics, it appears the film’s success is only going to rocket. 

Success: Red Notice has secured Netflix’s biggest opening weekend ever – with new metrics showing 148.7million hours have been watched since its release (from R-L Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds)

The Rock, 49, stars as FBI agent John Hartley, who unwillingly joins forces with renowned art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in a bad to catch an even more notorious criminal (Gal Gadot). 

As well as directing the feature, Rawson – renowned for his work on Skyscraper and We’re The Millers – was the master behind the script. 

The trio of leading stars have been taking to Twitter to mark the momentous milestones the film is reaching. 

Leading stars: The Rock, 49, stars as FBI agent John Hartley, who unwillingly joins forces with renowned art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in a bad to catch an even more notorious criminal (Gal Gadot)

Leading stars: The Rock, 49, stars as FBI agent John Hartley, who unwillingly joins forces with renowned art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in a bad to catch an even more notorious criminal (Gal Gadot)

Israeli actress Gal penned: ‘Amazing news – RED NOTICE is officially the biggest opening weekend in @netflix history and the #1 movie in the world! 

‘Thank u to all of you who watched it, liked it, shared it, I’m so grateful to see all of your wonderful responses from around the world #RedNotice.’

Dwayne paid tribute to production company Seven Bucks.

Stats: The leading stars celebrated the achievement of biggest opening day over the weekend and with Netflix's fresh metrics, it appears the film's success is only going to rocket

Stats: The leading stars celebrated the achievement of biggest opening day over the weekend and with Netflix’s fresh metrics, it appears the film’s success is only going to rocket

‘A proud Seven Bucks achievement. THANK YOU to our global audience. Much more work to be done. Back to work we go Heavy check mark #audiencefirst @DanyGarciaCo @SevenBucksProd,’ he gushed. 

45-year-old Ryan jokingly alluded to Taylor Swift’s second re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version), which was released the same day as his latest venture.

‘WOW #RedNotice is @Netflix biggest ever opening day for a film. Congrats to this whole team! Can’t wait for Red Notice (Taylor’s Version),’ he wrote.

History making: The trio of leading stars have been taking to Twitter to mark the momentous milestones the film is reaching

History making: The trio of leading stars have been taking to Twitter to mark the momentous milestones the film is reaching

Placing second on Netflix’s top ten films of the week was romantic comedy Love Hard, starring Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev.

The Christmas movie centres on Nina’s character Natalie, who flies 3000 miles to surprise someone she’s met on a dating site, only to find out she has been catfished.

Catfishing is defined as ‘a deceptive activity where a person creates a fictional persona or fake identity on a social networking service.’

Also starring in the feel-good film includes Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet and Matty Finochio.

Runner-up: Placing second on Netflix's top ten films of the week was romantic comedy Love Hard, starring Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev (pictured)

Runner-up: Placing second on Netflix’s top ten films of the week was romantic comedy Love Hard, starring Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev (pictured)

On Monday, Ryan got back into his Red Notice con-man character as he attempted to sell an Egyptian Egg from the Netflix film in a hilarious skit.

The actor appeared on the US version of The Antiques Roadshow in a spoof scene posted to his Instagram account to sell the fictional golden Cleopatra egg – captioned: ‘The #RedNotice scene I wish I’d shot.’

Host Lark E. Mason asked Ryan to tell him about the artifact, with Ryan responding: ‘Yes. It’s an egg.’   

Fun: On Monday, Ryan got back into his Red Notice con-man character as he attempted to sell an Egyptian Egg from the Netflix film in a hilarious skit

Fun: On Monday, Ryan got back into his Red Notice con-man character as he attempted to sell an Egyptian Egg from the Netflix film in a hilarious skit

Lark then asks: ‘And what’s its family history?’ with Ryan retorting: ‘Well, no. This is not a family heirloom.

‘My family disowned me years ago. They don’t like me. But this is more of an heirloom that my good friend at the museum lent me.’

The star then humorously remarks  that that his friend is unaware that he has the egg.

Lark gives Ryan a run-down of the egg’s history, recounting how it was one of three commissioned by Cleopatra, with two held in public collections and one vanishing during the Second World War.   

He says: ‘German soldiers had taken it to a secure hideaway. And there it remained up until recently.

A unimpressed Ryan interrupts and asks how much the egg is worth – with Lark confirming the item is worth more than $100m.

Lavish: The actor appeared on the US version of The Antiques Roadshow in a spoof scene posted to his Instagram account to sell the fictional golden Cleopatra egg - captioned: 'The #RedNotice scene I wish I'd shot'

Lavish: The actor appeared on the US version of The Antiques Roadshow in a spoof scene posted to his Instagram account to sell the fictional golden Cleopatra egg – captioned: ‘The #RedNotice scene I wish I’d shot’

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