Netflix Breaks Records and Starts Viral Craze With “Bird Box”

Sandra Bullock, Julian Edwards, and Vivien Lyra Blair in "Bird Box"

Netflix gave us dozens of amazing original films over the years, but they really took things to a whole new level with Bird Box. It was streamed 45 million times in the first week alone, and started an internet craze of epic proportions.

This intriguing thriller tells the story of a brave mother (Sandra Bullock) who embarks on a dangerous journey with her kids, in a world where mysterious force wiped up most of humanity. They are forced to spend most of the film blindfolded in order to survive.

Bird Box is based on a novel by Josh Malerman, who probably didn’t think it’s a meme goldmine while writing it. Despite its serious nature, internet users quickly turned it into a hilarious viral phenomenon we’re seeing all over our Twitter feed right now.

Watching Bird Box became a must over the holidays, because it dropped just in time for Christmas, but it probably wouldn’t get 45 million weekly views if it didn’t become a viral hit. A lot of people decided to watch it so they could understand the memes, and we picked out the best few that will definitely make you laugh.