Netflix reveals its ten most watched original films

Extraction has been watched by a staggering 99 million viewers.

Netflix has unveiled the list of its ten most watched original films for the first time. 

The streaming giant is normally very guarded about its viewership figures but you can check out the published list below. 

Coming in at number one on the list is action-thriller Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth which premiered on Netflix during the early stages of the country-wide lockdown.

  • Extraction (2020) – 99 million
  • Bird Box (2018) – 89 million
  • Spenser Confidential (2020) – 85 million
  • 6 Underground (2019) – 83 million
  • Murder Mystery (2019) – 73 million
  • The Irishman (2019) – 64 million
  • Triple Frontier (2019) – 63 million
  • The Wrong Missy (2020) – 59 million
  • The Platform (2019) – 56 million
  • The Perfect Date (2019) – 48 million

“We want an impactful movie every two weeks,” says Scott Stuber, the head of Netflix’s film division. Given that most of these films were released within the last year, that statement rings true.

It’s no surprise that smash-hit horror Bird Box is number two after it became a viral sensation upon its release in December 2018 even inspiring a social media challenge of the same name.

In the same vein with Murder Mystery and The Wrong Missy, most will have expected Adam Sandler films to make an appearance as, although they never do very well with critics, they always seem to succeed with audiences. 

Despite its lack of success at this year’s Academy Awards Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed mob drama The Irishman proved itself a worthy expense for Netflix having been watched by 64 million subscribers.

Perhaps the biggest shock on the list is the fairly low budget Spanish-language film The Platform at number nine. Several critics have attributed its success to people identifying with its themes of social inequality and confinement during lockdown. 

You can stream all of these films and more on Netflix now. 

Source: Den of Geek

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