That Netflix is mysterious with its audience figures, we already know. Regardless, the streaming giant led by Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos (now officially House Second) is revealing some of the audience’s favorite titles, by its own measures.
The company revealed to Bloomberg what its biggest blockbusters among the platform’s originals were. The full list, which you can see below, includes films such as “Bird Box”, “Double Change” and “Squad 6”.
It is important to note that the audience measurement method used by Netflix is somewhat questionable and raises doubts among experts in the field. The company records a view for any profile that watched 2 minutes of production, which does not provide an exact index of the number of accounts that watched the entire movie. The same goes for serial productions
Still, it’s not hard to see why action movies and / or movies starring big names like Hemsworth, Sandra Bullock, and Ryan Reynolds are among the most gaining the attention of subscribers on the platform. , either because of the popular character of the genre or the widespread dissemination carried out. by Netflix itself.
12. O Poço (2020): 56 million viewers
The Spanish thriller that erupted in early 2020 takes place in a vertical prison inhabited by two inmates per floor. They are given food once a day, which is delivered to a platform that goes from the first floor to the last. In this system, no one knows how much food they will have, but one man is tired of suffering and decided to try to change things.
11. Missy Wrong (2020): 59 million viewers
The comedy follows Tim (David Spade), who imagines he invited the dream girl to spend a vacation with him in Hawaii, and finds out too late that he sent the message to … the fake Missy.
This film has a long history of production, having undergone several casting and production changes before finally becoming reality. It stars Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac, and takes place at the triple Brazil-Paraguay-Argentina border, accompanying a group of servicemen whose loyalty is put to the test as they come together to steal the fortune of a mainstay of drugs.
9. The Irishman (2019): 64 million viewers
Martin Scorsese’s drama with Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci tells the story of gangster Frank Sheeran and his secrets with the Bufalino family.
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7. POWER (2020): 75 million viewers
Written by the young Romanian Mattson Tomlin (soon to become a big name in Hollywood thanks to the upcoming text The Batman), the plot presents a reality where “superpower” pills are produced and traded clandestinely. It works like this: through the genetic material of the most varied exotic animals, their gifts (such as speed, camouflage, strength and other miracles of nature) are inserted into this drug, activating these abilities in each distinct user. . In other words, while some can disguise themselves in the environment as a chameleon (become invisible), others absorb strong impacts such as rhinos, for example. It’s up to everyone to discover their power, or even die while ingesting the substance – it’s a dangerous game.
6. The Old Guard (2020): 78 million viewers
Charlize Theron barely arrived and made Netflix history. “The Old Guard” accompanies four immortal warriors who are attacked when another mysterious immortal decides to enter the scene. Under the orders of Gina Prince-Bythewood, this is the first film by a black director to make the list.
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4. Squadron 6 (2019): 83 million viewers
Ryan Reynolds directed by Michael Bay. This action comedy follows a group of 6 misfits brought together by an enigmatic leader on a mission to change the future. The feature film released at the end of 2019 even had a special release in Brazil during the CCXP!
3. Double change (2020): 85 million viewers
Mark Wahlberg plays a former policeman (Spenser) more known for causing problems than solving them. He’s just released from prison and ends up having to help his ex-trainer with a novice MMA fighter, Hawk (Winston Duke), and the two end up in the need of solving the murder of two of Spenser’s colleagues.
2. Bird Box (2018): 89 million viewers
The thriller starring Sandra Bullock takes place in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by creatures that drive people crazy and die if anyone watches them. To save herself and her two children, a woman must cross a river blindfolded and reach a safe place. The work is based on the book of the same name by Josh Malerman, and will earn a sequel – Malerman is releasing the second book, the just out of the oven “Malorie”.
1. Rescue (2020): 99 million viewers
The story follows Tyler Rake (Hemsworth), a mercenary hired to save the son of a kidnapped gangster, and in this underground world of drugs and trafficking, a mission with deadly consequences becomes even more dangerous for Rake and the boy. The success of the film has of course already earned the order of a sequel, which will also be written by Joe Russo. What we don’t know yet is whether the next adventure will be a sequel or a prelude.
Two facts stand out from the list. The first is that all movies have been released in the past two years, which directly reflects the exponential increase in Netflix subscribers – Bloomberg points out that there have been 43.6 million new subscribers since the start of 2019. This means that each new launch has a larger potential base than the previous launch – hence the efficiency and grandeur of the numbers.
The second factor is that of the 10 films on the list, only one of them is among the platform’s high-investment dramas, that is, films in which Netflix bets in search of its place. in the sun during awards season – that’s the epic drama “The Irishman” by Martin Scorsese. This shows some difficulty for the platform to “ sell ” certain genres to its subscribers – action comedies and thrillers seem to be the favorites, while dramas, horror and even animation are in awe. But that doesn’t stop business owners from dreaming big:
“We want an impact film every two weeks,” says Scott Stubber, director of the cinema division. “For some people, this movie is Rescue. For others, it’s Missy Wrong.
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