Netflix Turned Down Offer To Buy ‘Holmes & Watson’ From Sony

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"Holmes and Watson" currently sits at 7% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has been demolished by critics. They refused to screen it here in Boston for press. Just an overall toxic vibe has followed this film for a week or so now. So is it much of a surprise that the latest reports are saying that Sony was hoping to sell it to Netflix earlier this year? According to Deadline, Sony was worried that the movie would bomb at the box office because of terrible reactions from test audiences. They thought Netflix could just swoop in and buy distribution rights to the film. Netflix turned them down.
Anyway, “Holmes and Watson” has earned $10 million in its first two days of release, so it isn't the box-office bomb they thought it would be, but one wonders why Netflix, which earlier this year bought ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ and 'Anhiliation' from Paramount, would balk at the opportunity to buy a major studio film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, especially since they seem to be having success streaming Adam Sandler flicks on a yearly basis.