Nielsen later confirmed its popularity with a different metric: 26 million "unduplicated" views in the United States.
As I said earlier, my biggest gripe with Bird Box is how it jumps back and forth between five years in the past, when Malorie is pregnant with Tom and rooming with her older sister, Jessica, decide to make a visit to her OB-GYN for a routine pregnancy visit, only to witness odd and unusual behavior by people in the hospital, with televisions in the background commenting about some sort of bio-disease that is spreading from Eastern Europe to the State that has caused people to act strangely and proceed to kill themselves.
Bergholtz shared several photos of a veiny, cragged, baby face, which he said was meant to play into Bullock's fears as an expectant mother at the start of the film.
He also suggests that the "fatal "vision" each character sees would be different. It has been discussed that some scenes were filmed but ultimately cut from the movie, and now one of the artists that worked on the film has revealed the design. "It's always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor, but I get it and it's always what is best for the final product", the caption read.
In the film, Sandra Bullock's character and her two children wear blindfolds to protect themselves against an unseen evil force that causes people to die. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a unsafe journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. In his words, the monster looked like a "long fat baby".
Eric Heisserer, the movie's screenwriter, agrees that leaving the monster up to our imaginations was a good choice. "There was a time when one of the producers was like, "No, you have to see something at some point" and forced me to write essentially a nightmare sequence where Malorie experiences one in that house", he said.
That was the scene that was eventually shot with the baby makeup, although Heisserer seems glad it was cut out.