El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie has quickly proved itself to be a strong success for Netflix in its first weekend of release.
In its first three days since premiering on the premium streaming service, the film has been watched 6.5 million viewers, currently standing at just under 8.2 million unique viewers overall. Of this total, 2.6 million viewers watched the continuation movie within its first 24 hours of release.
For comparison, when the sixth and final season of the original series Breaking Bad premiered in 2013, it was viewed by 5.9 million viewers.
El Camino serves as a direct sequel to the series, following Jesse Pinkman after his escape from a crystal meth-producing gang of white supremacists as seen in the closing moments of the series finale. On the run from the law and the gang's associates, Jesse confronts his past as he seeks to embrace his newfound freedom.
Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie stars Aaron Paul. The film is available to stream now on Netflix, with a later release scheduled for AMC.