Tens of millions of people watched ‘Bird Box’. Usually, Netflix does not release streaming numbers. However, the film starring Sandra Bullock was a huge viral hit. Netflix is still seeing consistent streaming numbers. According to Nielsen, in the first week of its release, about 26 million people watched the film. Netflix says more than 45 million accounts watched the movie. (Those numbers are in the US alone.) Of the Netflix originals, “Bird Box” is second only to “Stranger Things” season 2.