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Netflix Reveals How Many People Have Watched The Irishman, Or At Least Most Of It

Judging the success of a Netflix film usually involves a bit of guesswork and oftentimes we don’t really know because the streaming service generally doesn’t release viewership numbers. But The Irishman isn’t just any Netflix film. This is Martin Scorsese’s long-in-development $175 million crime epic starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, so it’s kind of a big deal. Thankfully, Netflix has now revealed how many people have watched The Irishman, or at least most of it. Take a look:

According to Netflix Film’s Twitter, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was watched by over 26.4 million accounts around the world in its first week in release. That is a pretty big number, and remember, that’s just accounts, not viewers. So the number of people who actually watched The Irishman is higher if you account for the people who share an account or those who watched the film with friends or family.

While 26.4 million accounts is no small feat, it is significantly smaller than the amount of viewers Netflix claimed for its sci-fi film Bird Box. That Sandra Bullock film set a Netflix viewership record with the streaming service claiming a whopping 45 million accounts watched it within the first week.

Whenever you dig into the murky waters of Netflix viewership, there’s always a question of how the streamer counts a subscriber as having watched a film. As if to head off this question right away, Netflix Film says that Netflix counts a viewer as anyone who completes 70% of a film.

So these viewership numbers do not mean that 26.4 million accounts watched The Irishman from start to finish. What it does mean though is that 26.4 million accounts, and therefore 26.4 million people or more, watched the majority of the crime epic. To get specific, for a three-hour and 29 minute movie, 26.4 million Netflix accounts watched at least 146.3 minutes, or almost two-and-a-half hour’s worth.

Now, as far as how these numbers stack up to what was previously reported. Last week, Nielsen offered up its viewership numbers for The Irishman, showing the film drew a total average minute audience of 13.2 million viewers in its first five days in release. In addition, according to Nielsen a large number of the initial viewers of The Irishman watched the long film in its entirety in one sitting.

These numbers were only for The Irishman’s first five days though and only for U.S. audiences so they don’t tell the whole story. But now we have a better idea of how many people around the world tuned in for the film.

These numbers certainly reflect a strong interest in the talked about film, indicating that the glowing reviews and buzz convinced audiences to tune in. And while some may have found the film boring, 26.4 million viewers sitting through over two hours of it would seem to indicate that wasn’t the prevailing opinion.

If Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman were a wide theatrical release, it would be much easier to measure its success because it would be in dollars and cents. But Martin Scorsese took his wildly expensive project to Netflix to get it made, thereby guaranteeing its existence, but largely foregoing the money it could have made in theaters.

The Irishman is now streaming. Check out our 2020 Release Schedule to see what big screen movies you can look forward to next year.

Harvey Weinstein Won’t Have To Pay Accusers Directly Or Admit Wrongdoing In Tentative Settlement

Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $25 million settlement with his accusers, according to the New York Times. Since 2017, more than 30 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct—ranging from inappropriate groping to rape. (Weinstein has denied all claims of nonconsensual sex.) And their stories helped ignite the worldwide #MeToo movement.

While the accusations had a significant impact in the cultural conversation, some of his victims have continued to pursue justice through the legal process. But the New York Times reports that the terms of the tentative settlement agreement (which still have to be approved in court) mean that all the victims will have to divide the $25 million sum and Weinstein will never have to spend a dime of his own fortune or admit wrongdoing.

If the deal goes through, the funds will be paid out through insurance companies representing the Weinstein Company, which is in bankruptcy proceedings. The amount of the full settlement is closer to $47 million, a figure which includes the balances owed to other creditors and other legal fees. Of the leftovers, 18 victims will split $6.2 million (with each awarded no more than $500,000) and $18.5 million will go to a group that was part of a class-action case in New York. The victims will have to drop all charges against Weinstein and other executives, according to the Times.

Several claimants spoke to the Times and shared that while the settlement terms aren’t ideal, they plan to agree to it for various reasons. Katherine Kendall, who has alleged that Weinstein chased her around nude in his apartment in 1993, accepted the settlement in part because she “didn’t want to block fellow plaintiffs from getting whatever recompense they could.”

“I don’t love it, but I don’t know how to go after him,” she said. “I don’t know what I can really do.” Genie Harrison, a lawyer representing a former employee of Weinstein’s, added that she felt that waiting for new terms could leave her clients with nothing.

Weinstein still faces a criminal prosecution trial in January 2020 on charges of sexual assault that led to his arrest in 2018.

Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Streaming In January 2020

We’re almost at the end of 2019, closing out not just this year, but the entire decade. 2020 marks the start of a new era, and Netflix is kicking off the next decade with a bang. For January, the streaming giant is dropping all sorts of content for subscribers to digest, from well-established movies to new seasons of Netflix-exclusive TV shows. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy!

If you’d rather focus on the now, look through our full rundown of what dropped on Netflix in December to plan your watches and/or biggest accordingly. However, for those of you already looking to the future, read on to learn what’s hitting Netflix in January 2020.

Week Of January 1

21 – 1/1/20
A Cinderella Story – 1/1/20
American Beauty – 1/1/20
Catch Me If You Can – 1/1/20
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 1/1/20
Chasing Amy – 1/1/20
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – 1/1/20
Chloe – 1/1/20
City of God – 1/1/20
Dinner for Schmucks – 1/1/20
Dragonheart – 1/1/20
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer – 1/1/20
Dragonheart: A New Beginning – 1/1/20
Drugs, Inc.: Season 6 – 1/1/20
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 1/1/20
Free Willy – 1/1/20
Good Girls: Season 2 – 1/1/20
Ghost Rider – 1/1/20
Ghost Stories – NETFLIX FILM – 1/1/20
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle – 1/1/20
Hitch – 1/1/20
Inception – 1/1/20
Instructions Not Included – 1/1/20
Julie & Julia – 1/1/20
Kate & Leopold – 1/1/20
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 – 1/1/20
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 – 1/1/20
Kingpin – 1/1/20
Kiss the Girls – 1/1/20
Messiah – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/1/20
Monster-in-Law – 1/1/20
New York Minute – 1/1/20
Nisman: Death of a Prosecutor – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY – 1/1/20
Pan’s Labyrinth – 1/1/20
Patriot Games – 1/1/20
Saint Seiya: Season 4-5 – 1/1/20
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden – 1/1/20
Shrek Forever After – 1/1/20
Spinning Out – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/1/20
Strictly Ballroom – 1/1/20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze – 1/1/20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – 1/1/20
The Circle – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/1/20
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 1/1/20
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 1/1/20
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear – 1/1/20
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! – 1/1/20
The Original Kings of Comedy – 1/1/20
The Ring – 1/1/20
The Talented Mr. Ripley – 1/1/20
Tremors – 1/1/20
True Grit – 1/1/20
Up in the Air – 1/1/20
What Lies Beneath – 1/1/20
Wild Wild West – 1/1/20
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – 1/1/20
Wyatt Earp – 1/1/20
Yes Man – 1/1/20
Sex, Explained: Limited Series – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY – 1/2/20
Thieves the Wood – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/2/20
Anne with an E: The Final Season – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/3/20
All the Freckles in the World – NETFLIX FILM – 1/3/20
Go! Go! Cory Carson – NETFLIX FAMILY – 1/4/20

Week Of January 5

Cheer – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY – 1/8/20
AJ and the Queen – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/10/20
The Evil Dead – 1/10/20
Giri / Haji – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/10/20
Harvey Girls Forever!: Season 4 – NETFLIX FAMILY – 1/10/20
The Inbestigators: Season 2 – NETFLIX FAMILY – 1/10/20
Medical Police – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/10/20
Scissor Seven – NETFLIX ANIME – 1/10/20
Until Dawn – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/10/20
Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/10/20

Week Of January 12

Betty White: First Lady of Television – 1/12/20
The Healing Powers of Dude – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/13/20
Kip and the Age of Wonderbeasts – NETFLIX FAMILY – 1/14/20
The Master – 1/14/20
Big Fat Liar – 1/15/20
Quien a hierro mata – NETFLIX FILM – 1/15/20
Grace and Frankie: Season 6 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/15/20
NiNoKuni – NETFLIX ANIME – 1/16/20
Ares – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/17/20
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/17/20
Sex Education: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/17/20
Tiny House Nation: Volume 2 – 1/17/20
Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace – NETFLIX FILM – 1/17/20
Vivid dos veces – NETFLIX FILM – 1/17/20
We kann, der kann! – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/17/20
The Bling Ring – 1/18/20

Week Of January 19

Family Reunion: Season 2 – NETFLIX FAMILY – 1/20/20
Fortune Feistier: Sweet & Salty – NETLFIX ORIGINAL – 1/21/20
Word Party: Season 4 – NETFLIX FAMILY – 1/21/20
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak – 1/22/20
Playing with Fire: Season 1 – 1/22/20
The Ghost Bride – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/23/20
October Faction – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/23/20
The Queen – 1/23/20
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac: Season 1 / Part 2 – NETFLIX ANIME – 1/23/20
A Sun – NETFLIX FILM – 1/24/20
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/24/20
The Ranch: The Final Season – NETFLIX ORIGINAl – 1/24/20
Rise of Empires: Ottoman – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/24/20

Week Of January 26

Vir Das: For India: NETLFIX ORIGINAL – 1/26/20
Country Strong – 1/27/20
We Are Your Friends – 1/27/20
Alex Fernández: El mejor comediante del mundo – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/28/20
Frères Ennemis – NETFLIX FILM – 1/29/20
Next In Fashion – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/29/20
Night on Earth – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY – 1/29/20
Omniscient – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/29/20
Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/30/20
Nighthawks – 1/30/20
Raising Cain – 1/30/20
The Stranger – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 1/30/20
37 Seconds – NETFLIX FILM – 1/31/20
American Assassin – 1/31/20
Bojack Horseman: Season 6 (Part B) – NETLIX ORIGINAL – 1/31/20
Diablero: Season 2 – NETLIX ORIGINAL – 1/31/20
I AM A KILLER: Season 2 – NETLIX ORIGINAL – 1/31/20
Luna Nera – NETLIX ORIGINAL – 1/31/20
Ragnarok – NETLIX ORIGINAL – 1/31/20

TBD

Dracula – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
What the Love! with Karan Johar – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As you can see, Netflix is dropping a lot of original content in January 2020, further cementing how the company is pulling out the stops to draw people in with its own work. On the TV side of things, Several shows will be making their exits, including Bojack Horseman (airing the latter half of its final season, with the first half dropping in October), Anne with an E and The Ranch, while Grace and Frankie is returning for its penultimate season. On the movie’s side, you have offerings like Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace (this marking the first collaboration between the filmmaker and Netflix) and the horro anthology Ghost Stories.

But there’s also plenty of movies from elsewhere to absorb. In the movies realm, Lord of the Rings and Naked Gun fans will have two movies in each trilogy to watch (hopefully the first entry of the former and the final entry in the latter will be added soon after), and Quentin Tarantino fans will be able to stream both chapters of the Kill Bill story (remember, Tarantino considers that tale to be one movie). Other classics that will just be a click away include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Inception, Pan’s Labyrinth, Tremors and True Grit (though it’s unclear if this is the original or 2010 remake).

So there you have it! These are all the new offerings Netflix will be providing in January 2020. That said, keep in mind that the titles above are, as always, subject to change and availability. So if you’re having trouble tracking down one of next months’ new arrivals, consult our guide again to make sure you kept everything straight. And also keep in mind what region you’re watching Netflix from, as that may change whether any of the above titles will be available next month.

Watch DaBaby Pull The Ultimate Toronto Flex By Welcoming Drake Onstage

DaBaby‘s KIRK Tour invaded Toronto on Tuesday night (December 10), and the “Suge” rapper pulled the ultimate flex by surprising the crowd with their hometown hero. Yep, the one and only Drake hopped onstage to give DaBaby a well-earned co-sign, perform a couple hits, and even tease some new music on the way. Let’s just say this surprise went a lot better than Camp Flog Gnaw.

Near the end of DaBaby’s show, Drake emerged with some genuinely thoughtful words about the North Carolina MC, who’s easily one of the year’s biggest breakout stars — though, as Drizzy noted, he’s been in this game for a while now.

“2018, 2017, I used to watch you rep your city,” Drake said. “I used to watch you love your city. And look, we don’t say this to each other enough as rappers, but I wanna say congratulations. You’re killing this.”

On Instagram, Drake shared a snippet of his performance, which included a hyped-up version of “Money in the Grave.” Afterwards, the Scorpion rapper hinted at the progress of his next studio album, saying, “I’ma go back to the crib and try to finish this album up so we can turn up in 2020.” DaBaby responded, “Toronto, I’m trying to pull up on Drake and drop a verse on the motherfucking album.”

No word yet on whether or not the two rappers did, in fact, find some time to hit the studio together, but we’ll hopefully find out soon enough. Drake has been teasing his “album mode” mindset since as far back as June, so that 2020 hint sounds promising.

Watch Josh Gad’s Final, Star-Studded Attempt At Star Wars Spoilers From Daisy Ridley

Although we are only a little over a week away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, some people are still trying to dig for spoilers to find out how the Skywalker Saga ends and the answers to the Sequel Trilogy’s most pressing questions. One of those people is Frozen II actor Josh Gad, who has made a habit of harassing his Murder on the Orient Express co-star Daisy Ridley for Star Wars spoilers. Now he’s trying one more time. Watch Josh Gad’s final, star-studded attempt at Star Wars spoilers from Daisy Ridley in the video below.

Despite failing in all of his previous, repeated attempts to elicit Star Wars spoilers from Daisy Ridley (and Lupita Nyong’o), going back to two years ago in advance of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Josh Gad remains undeterred. The lesson he apparently took from Daisy Ridley’s unwillingness to crack was that he just had to try harder and that he simply wasn’t thinking big enough. So to find out the secrets of the all-important Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Josh Gad adopted a new strategy.

As you can see in the video from his Twitter account, Josh Gad went all out here, trying to overwhelm Daisy Ridley with both volume and star power. The thinking must have been that he could keep peppering her with questions to make 1000 cuts at her impenetrable wall of secrecy. He was also looking to throw her off guard by employing other famous actors, including actors she is a fan of and has worked with.

And man, did Josh Gad get a lot of actors to help him out with this, many of whom were probably nearby given how many of them are also starring in current and upcoming Disney properties. Josh Gad enlists Anna Kendrick, Tony Hale, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Lauren Ridloff, Kumail Nanjiani, Ben Feldman, Aisha Tyler, Tina Fey, Salma Hayek, Jonathan Groff, Brian Tyree Henry, Questlove, Randall Park and Emily VanCamp.

Daisy Ridley’s Chaos Walking co-star and MCU Spider-Man Tom Holland also wants answers. Josh Gad even gets a few Star Wars traitors who should really know better, like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Alan Tudyk and Diego Luna, Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Paul Bettany, and The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano and Pedro Pascal to help.

Hey, we all want answers, including John Boyega, who apparently forgot he already knew them. J.J. Abrams also pops his head in to tell Daisy Ridley to stay strong. Wow J.J., great note.

Their questions range from the absurd to the crucial. When Josh Gad first comes up to Daisy Ridley, she already knows what he’s going to ask before he even says it and immediately shuts him down. He disagrees and launches into a question that is actually one of the same ones that he asked before Star Wars: The Last Jedi: who are Rey’s parents?

Despite that question seemingly being answered in the last film, it remains a compelling mystery and one we’ve been assured we’ll get clarity on in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. All in all, it was a valiant attempt by Josh Gad and company, but Daisy Ridley remains unmoved, exhibiting a Jedi-like zen and force of will that will hopefully carry her character Rey to victory in The Rise of Skywalker.

It’s also worth noting that Josh Gad gets in a Game of Thrones reference, another beloved and long-running fantasy story that came to dominate pop culture. All I can say is that hopefully The Rise of Skywalker delivers a better ending than that show did.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker blasts into theaters on December 20. Check out our 2020 Release Schedule to keep track of all of next year’s biggest movies.

Why Clint Eastwood Has Been Making So Many Films Based On True Stories Lately

If Clint Eastwood pursued an acting career alone, he’d be the most legendary gunslinger in the history of spaghetti westerns. But, he didn’t stop there. Over the past five decades, Eastwood has established himself as an impressive director that have mirrored his on-screen success. Between his projects such as American Sniper, The Mule or the upcoming Richard Jewell, the actor/director has primarily helmed movies that are “based on a true story”.

Ahead of the release of biographical drama Richard Jewell, CinemaBlend’s own Jeff McCobb sat down with Clint Eastwood to talk about this “true stories” trend. Check out what he said:

Sounds like it’s not as decisive of a choice than one might expect. During the Richard Jewell press day, Clint Eastwood explained that the slew of bio dramas have been brought to his attention and fallen into his lap rather than him seeking them out specifically. But, considering the director’s flair for a grounded movie, it checks out that writers adapting true events to film would approach Eastwood for the job.

Since the start of the century, Clint Eastwood started helming more realistic movies that could believably be “true stories” but were actually fiction. Space Cowboys, Mystic River or Million Dollar Baby could convince some of being actual stories. It was films such as this that likely led the director to branch out into telling true stories through film such as American Sniper, Sully, The 15:17 To Paris and The Mule. He has also moved into directing more exclusively.

Richard Jewell is about the Olympic Park bombing that happened in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The movie is titled after the name of the security guard (played by Paul Walter Hauser) who found the bomb and alerted the authorities, saving many lives. However, he later became a suspect of the bombing for three months.

The Olympic Park bombing, which left one person dead and 100 injured has recently been subject to controversy over Olivia Wilde’s depiction of the late Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs in the movie. In the movie, the reporter who co-wrote the article that began suspicions over Jewell’s innocence is seen offering sex in exchange for information. The newspaper has called this “defamatory and damaging” to Scruggs’ character.

Richard Jewell also stars Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm and Kathy Bates, who scored a Golden Globe nomination for her role earlier this week in the Clint Eastwood film as Richard’s mother Bobi Jewell. The movie is getting positive buzz from critics so far, with an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The new Clint Eastwood bio drama opens this Friday, December 13 alongside other new releases: Jumanji: The Next Level, Black Christmas and Uncut Gems.

Harry Styles Refuses To Tell Kendall Jenner Which Of His Songs Are About Her

James Corden is busy welcoming his first kid into the world, so he had none other than Harry Styles fill in for him on the Late Late Show: Harry Styles. The former One Direction member guided the show pretty seamlessly and even got the Internet talking when he welcomed his rumored ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner to set and filmed a segment of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” a game in which players have to decide between answering tough questions or eating truly disgusting concoctions.

Things got interesting when Jenner read one question that Styles really didn’t want to respond to: When she asked what songs from his debut album were about her, he got super evasive. Jenner took the whole thing in stride and laughed, saying, “I’m dying to know this,” and for a second, it looked like Styles might answer. “So I’d say track…” he started, but then trailed off and grabbed a fork. He briefly turned to the audience and joked in disbelief, “What are we doing?” Eventually, he took a bite of the cod sperm and almost immediately spit it back out.

The two of them joked around a lot, seeming to prove that there’s no bad blood after they sparked relationship rumors in 2016. And they were actually kind of forthcoming when it came to other questions: Jenner listed her siblings in order of best parenting skills (she stressed they were all “amazing,” but then revealed Rob was her number one, followed by Khloe, Kim, Kylie, and Kourtney.) She did chose to drink a salmon smoothie (ick) instead of sharing which supermodel is the most unlikeable and she boldly ate bull penis to avoid telling the world the name of the most surprising celebrity to slide into her DMS.

Styles, meanwhile, spilled that he has in fact watched episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians (he used the opportunity to poke fun at the Kardashian-Jenner clan, saying, “It was the one where you’re eating salads in the kitchen and then you all were shouting at each other.”) But when Jenner asked him to rank the albums of his former bandmates, he bit into a giant water scorpion before she could even finish the question. That’s definitely commitment.

Wonder Woman 1984’s Gal Gadot Explains Why Diana Ditches Her Sword And Shield In The Sequel

The DC live-action universe has a rocky start, with movies like Justice League and Suicide Squad failing to impress critics and audiences alike. But Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman showed that the shared universe was capable of, marking the DCEU’s first critical darling when it arrived in 2017. A sequel was quickly green lit, although Jenkins took her time without rushing into an early release date. Wonder Woman 1984 just got its first trailer, where and its title character was missing her signature sword and shield. And now Gal Gadot has explained their absence in 1984.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot teased the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 for days, before finally releasing it to the public, and doing some press about the highly anticipated DC blockbuster. That’s where Gadot explained why her signature DC hero won’t carry any weapons for her fourth appearance on the silver screen. As she put it,

Well, that certainly clears things up. It looks like it was a conscious choice to leave Wonder Woman without her weapons in 1984. And as such, we should expect very different action when the sequel hits theaters in June.

Gal Gadot’s comments to come to us from Gal Gadot’s recent press appearance for Wonder Woman 1984, courtesy of CinePop. With the upcoming sequel moving decades into the future, Diana Prince will have to adapt to a very different World of Man than the one she originally discovered in 1918. You can’t exactly walk around a mall the ’80s unnoticed with a sword in hand.

With Diana Prince not utilizing her weapons in Wonder Woman 1984, her action sequences should go down quite differently. The trailer for the sequel show her relying heavily on the Lasso of Truth, even using it to swing on lightning bolts. It looks like there will be plenty of thrilling action, and Diana will utilize her signature gear like the gauntlets and tiara.

Wonder Woman 1984 will further explore the past of Gal Gadot’s signature DC hero, and see her miraculously reunited with Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor… who hasn’t aged a day. We’ll also be introduced to Kristin Wiig’s Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord.

All will be revealed when Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters on June 5th, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

The Best Carry-on Luggage, According to Women Who Travel 24/7

Hear that? It’s the sound of airports filling up with holiday travelers—and while navigating your way through jam-packed terminals may be stressful, it’s not as stressful as shoving your best travel essentials, meticulously selected gifts, and puffiest down jackets into a suitcase that’s seen some things and may fall apart at any moment.

So we asked the pros: 15 real women who travel like it’s, well, their jobs—and know the value of solid carry-on luggage. From editors to brand founders, we asked them to share what they think is the best carry-on luggage to travel with. Whether you use a folding method that would make Marie Kondo proud, or adhere to a “throw everything in and zip it up” philosophy, these picks will turn you into a carry-on-at-all-costs kind of traveler.

Read on for the best carry-on luggage, according to women who’ve probably racked up more frequent flier miles in the last month than you have all year. Bon voyage.

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