Glass Onion dethroned as Netflix #1 movie by The Pale Blue Eye

Glass Onion and The Pale Blue Eye
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Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has been dethroned as Netflix’s number one movie. The Daniel Craig-led mystery had been leading the streaming charts over the festive season, but now the new thriller The Pale Blue Eye has taken the top spot.

Directed by Scott Cooper, the movie stars Christian Bale as veteran detective Augustus Landor. Set in 1830s New York, he is tasked with investigating a series of murders at the United States Military Academy, aided by none other than a young Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling). 

The movie, which had an early release in theaters before landing on Netflix has received some mixed reviews. However, viewers have mostly been very positive about the movie, landing it a 72% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Glass Onion spent 14 days at the top of the streamer’s list, before being toppled by The Pale Blue Eye. Per Flix Patrol (opens in new tab), the movie has topped the top 10 list of more than 70 countries since its release on January 6.

Although the Knives Out sequel may have been knocked off the top spot, the comedy has been performing very well for Netflix. In the latest figures from the streaming service, it had landed a spot on the most watched movies on Netflix list. 

For more on Glass Onion, check out our breakdown of the ending, all of the cameos, and some of the Easter eggs we spotted. We’ve also compiled a list of the best Netflix movies and the best Netflix shows for what you need to stream next. 

Fay Watson

I’m an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.