Sandra Bullock plays a woman trying to guide two small children (Julian Edwards, left, and Vivien Lyra Blair) to safety in the post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box. Photo: Netflix

Bird Box has record opening for a film on Netflix, but why? Is it Sandra Bullock, the theme or the memes?

  • Post-apocalyptic survival story has best ever opening week, says streaming platform, prompting scepticism in some quarters given reviews were lukewarm
  • Film does have a compelling story and a strong cast, including John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson and Danielle Macdonald
Topic |   American films

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Sandra Bullock plays a woman trying to guide two small children (Julian Edwards, left, and Vivien Lyra Blair) to safety in the post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box. Photo: Netflix
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