MrBeast’s ‘Squid Game’ is already one of his most popular YouTube videos of all time after just 4 days

Squid Game recreation
MrBeast’s ‘Squid Game’ is already his 11th most popular video of all time. YouTube / MrBeast
  • MrBeast recreated the hit Netflix Korean drama “Squid Game” for a YouTube video.
  • The video has become his 11th most popular upload in 4 days, amassing over 110 million views.
  • The clip is on track to become the social media star’s most viewed video of all time.

MrBeast’s video recreating the show “Squid Game” is already one of his most popular YouTube videos of all time, amassing more than 100 million views on the platform in four days. 

The YouTuber, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, released his “Squid Game” reenactment video on Wednesday to his audience of over 81 million subscribers. In four days, the video has already garnered over 110,000 million views, 9.7 million likes, and over 480,000 comments. 

The video was his 11th-most-popular upload of all time as of Monday morning and it’s set to surpass his most popular video, which was uploaded in May 2020 and has 153 million views, if it continues gaining clicks at this rate. Donaldson’s current most popular video features him appearing to spend “50 Hours In Solitary Confinement” as a challenge. 

On Thursday, a day after the video was uploaded, Donaldson tweeted that the video was at 42 million views.

The hit Netflix Korean drama “Squid Game,” which debuted in September and became the streaming giant’s most popular original series of all time, follows a group of debt-ridden people battling through a series of deadly childrens’ games in the hopes of winning a sizable prize at the end. 

Donaldson’s “Squid Game” cost around $US3.5 ($AU5) million to produce, he said on Twitter. The YouTuber’s version imitated many of the show’s 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.

Unlike how characters were killed after losing a challenge in the TV series, participants who lost in Donaldson’s game just stopped playing and left the recording scene, as shown in the video.

Donaldson, who is known for his philanthropy-style challenge videos where he gives out cash and luxury items like automobiles to people who win a competition, issued $US456,000 ($AU639,217) to the winner of his “Squid Game” competition, which had 456 people competing in one single video.

The video was currently #25 on YouTube’s “Trending” tab as of Monday morning.