Netflix purchased the second and third sequels of Knives Out for $ 450 million, with its first movie earning $ 311 million with a budget of $ 40 million.
Netflix, the world’s most popular online TV series and movie streaming service, purchased the rights to broadcast the 2nd and 3rd films of Knives Out, a 2019 crime comedy film translated into Turkish as “Knives Pulled” for an astronomical price of 450 million dollars. The fee may be one of the highest paid for broadcasting rights for a film.
Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig, the author and director of the original film, will be reunited in Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, Variety reports based on industry sources. There is no information about the status of other players yet.
The first Knives Out movie earned $ 311 million with a $ 40 million budget.
The pandemic, which was effective throughout 2020, made people spend more time at home and naturally need more digital broadcast services. Although Netflix tries to make the best use of this opportunity, its biggest competitors throughout 2020, HBO Max, also witnessed the popularity of Disney Plus. For this reason, joining the Netflix library of Knives Out sequels was important in terms of Netflix’s advantage over its competitors.
For those who do not know; Knives Out’s first film was shot by Media Rights Capital and distributed by Lionsgate. In the film, Daniel Craig was accompanied by many famous names such as Chris Evans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer and Katherine Langford. The movie, shot with a budget of $ 40 million, which we can call “small” for Hollywood, exceeded expectations by reaching $ 311.4 million in revenue.