The 2 Biggest Netflix Movies In The World Right Now
One of the things that stands out, at least to me, about Netflix’s Top 10 list of most-watched movies in the world this week on the streamer is how two Netflix movies that just came out skyrocketed directly at the top of this week’s list. – specifically, at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots during their first week on the chart.
What this seems to suggest is that a critical mass of subscribers are still checking out big new Netflix projects pretty much as soon as they debut, a positive sign for the streamer’s continued prospects as this area continues to grow. competitive than ever. As always, this week’s list also continues the trend of including a mix of recently released Netflix Originals, older third-party titles, and a few other odds and ends.
Rounding out the top five this week, for example, is Gerard Butler’s new thriller Last seen alivethen two other somewhat recent releases from Netflix: Lou and Blond. We’ll take a closer look at the first two, meanwhile, below.
Best Netflix Movies (October 3 to October 9)
The luckiest girl in the world — #1 on Netflix
The first of the two is The luckiest girl in the worldwhich ranked No. 1 this week, after collecting just over 43 million hours of viewing subscribers from all over the world.
Starring Mila Kunis, this Netflix movie “centers on Ani FaNelli, a sharp-tongued New Yorker who seems to have it all,” the streamer explains. That “have it all” includes “a sought-after job in a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon. But when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that happened when she was a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel his meticulously crafted life.
It should be added that the #1 ranking of this Netflix film is all the more impressive, considering that it has only just reached the streamer on October 7 — meaning the film’s high rating is based on just three days of viewing time.
Rotten Tomato Ratings: 39% critical rating, 75% audience rating
Mr. Harrigan’s phone — #2 on Netflix
Number 2 on this week’s Global Top 10 Netflix Movies list comes from director John Lee Hancock and is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story of the same name, published in the author’s 2020 collection of stories titled If it bleeds.
Here’s what to know about the story behind Mr. Harrigan’s phone. According to Netflix’s connection line, “A young boy (Jaeden Martell) befriends an older, reclusive billionaire (Donald Sutherland) and finds himself able to communicate with him from the grave via the iPhone that was buried with him when he died.” The movie debuted on the streamer a week ago as of this writing (October 5). In that short time, however, it found itself a striking distance from the top spot on Netflix’s weekly Top Movies chart, with its No. 2 placement the proceeds of garnering slightly more than 35 million hours of viewing this week.
Rotten Tomato Ratings: 45% critical rating, 54% audience rating
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