South Korean series Squid Game, released on September 17, has become Netflix’s biggest TV show ever, with 142 million member households watching worldwide. It has been ranked #1 Netflix program in 94 countries, including the United States.
The series, which is the most profitable production of the platform, has naturally become the new monetization and content tool of the internet. A Squid Game fake game debuted on Steam and reached tens of thousands of players, and YouTube became impassable from Squid Game.
MrBeast, which has proven itself on YouTube with its huge video projects and competitions before, organized a Squid Game competition, this time with the participation of 456 contestants and where the games and fields were designed almost exactly.
The recreation, which cost $3.5 million to make, was shared with a 25-minute video on Wednesday to his audience of over 81 million subscribers. MrBeast’s Squid Game challenge managed to exceed 100 million views less than four days after its release. As of writing this article, the video has been watched more than 120 million times.
The Squid Game reenactment video imitated many of the original series’ features, including some of the games that the contestants played like “Red Light, Green Light,” the numbered green outfits the participants wore, and the colorful, expansive set design.
The video was the 11th most popular upload of all time as of Monday morning, and if it continues to receive clicks at that rate, it will surpass its most popular video uploaded in May 2020, with 153 million views.
Donaldson tweeted on Thursday, a day after the video was uploaded, that the video had reached 42 million views.
42,000,000 views in a day 😮— MrBeast (@MrBeast) November 25, 2021
I remember when I’d be excited if a video broke 10 views lmao. I’m literally living the life 13 year old me would dream of every night and I’m super grateful ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/md8E5dCSY3