Netflix shares its 10 most popular original movies of all time
Netflix provided a list of its 10 most popular original movies of all time to Bloomberg on Wednesday.The list includes “Extraction,” “Bird Box,” and “The Irishman.”Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a movie or TV series.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Netflix has revealed its most popular original movies ever.The list, provided to Bloomberg on Wednesday, includes the action movie “Extraction” starring Chris Hemsworth, the thriller “Bird Box” starring Sandra Bullock, and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar contender “The Irishman.”Netflix has lifted the curtain on viewership numbers in recent years on some of its biggest hits, but never indicates whether an original movie has performed poorly. It also introduced daily top 10 lists of its most popular movies and TV shows earlier this year. This is the first time the streaming giant has offered its own list of its most popular movies of all time, though.Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a movie or TV series, which is how it calculated this list and its daily lists. The list of biggest movies ever is based on viewership within the first four weeks.
After “Extraction” debuted in April, Netflix said it was pacing to be its biggest movie premiere of all time. It looks like it lived up to expectations, as it topped the list.Netflix’s latest original movie, “The Old Guard,” is another hit and has topped the daily lists since it debuted on Friday.Below are the 10 most popular Netflix original movies ever:
10. “The Perfect Date” (2019) — 48 million viewers in first four weeks
Description: “To earn money for college, a high schooler launches an app offering his services as a fake date. But when real feelings emerge, things get complicated.”Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 65%What critics said: “‘The Perfect Date’ feels engineered by Netflix algorithms.” — Los Angeles Times
9. “The Platform” (2020) —56 million