Netflix Announces It’s 10 Most Popular Original Movies

Bird Box
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Netflix has brought us some amazing content in recent months, and we’ve been so very grateful for it! As the streaming company competes with the likes of huge cinematic production companies, movies have really been the ones to watch on the platform. Just this year, Netflix has dropped some major blockbusters. And the numbers show how amazing Netflix’s original films are!

The company usually remains pretty quiet when it comes to official data. This type of news had to be shared, as the numbers are pretty eye-watering. Movies featured on the platform have been viewed by subscribers millions of times, and now we have official figures to see which movies have been the most popular!

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Here’s the official top 10 films from the service (figures show viewership within the first four weeks of the film’s debut):
  1. Extraction – 99 million
  2. Bird Box – 89 million
  3. Spenser Confidential – 85 million
  4. 6 Underground – 83 million
  5. Murder Mystery – 73 million
  6. The Irishman – 64.2 million
  7. Triple Frontier – 63 million
  8. The Wrong Missy – 59 million
  9. The Platform – 56.2 million
  10. The Perfect Date – 48 million

A mixed bag of genre’s from Netflix, but Extraction has remained this year’s ultimate blockbuster, hitting nearly 100 million views in the first four weeks! Action and comedies seem to be what Netflix does best, with Murder Mystery and The Wrong Missy proving to be popular LOL movies, while 6 Underground and Triple Frontier have kept us on our toes. Nearly half of the movies that made the top 10 only dropped this year. As 2020 will be remembered as the year we were told to stay indoors, this makes complete sense!

The wrong missy
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Are there any shocks?

There are certain films that fans are shocked to see make the final list. The Perfect Date seems relatively unknown, yet over 48 million watched the movie in the first four weeks it hit the platform. And numbers are only going to go up! Netflix recently hit a record number of subscribers, and with the world of entertainment changing, movie viewership will increase. Featuring big names seems to be a major key in a movie’s success, with Netflix hiring the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Jennifer Aniston. We’re excited to see what the future holds for the service – will this list drastically change in the future?

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