Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories from Netflix’s top 10 figures per hour for the week ending May 14, 2023. This week we’ll cover Mother, black knight, mulligan, Missing: dead or alive, queen Cleopatra, and alias.
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Note: In this report of Netflix hours watched from May 8, 2023 to May 14, 2023, we will use «Full View Equivalent» or CVE, expressed in millions. That means we divide the hours watched advertised by Netflix by the running time of the movies or series. It allows for better comparisons between movies and series, but it is not an audience metric. It is the minimum number of viewings if they were all complete from the first second to the last of the movie or season.
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Mother offers a hit for its first weekend.
JLo still has it.
That has been demonstrated this week with Mother tie murder mystery 2 as the best launch for any new Netflix movie of 2023 with 42.9 million CVEs in just three days. That’s also the fifth best opening weekend for new Netflix movies since June 2021 on record.
Stop calling her JLo and start calling her «Jenny from the block (buster)».
alias still going strong after 17 days
french action movie alias still going strong after 17 days, hitting the 50 million CVE mark. If we compare its first 14 days with the rest of international films, it is the 3rd best opening on record behind Troll and blood red sky.
I’m sure some AI somewhere is cooking up an action movie script pitting Alban Lenoir against vampires and trolls on a plane, and I’m here for it.
Missing: dead or alive and queen cleopatra they fought each other last week
What a strange idea to schedule two docu-series on the same day, and lo and behold, they did pretty much the same average pitch.
True crime docuseries Missing: dead or alive delivered a 7.6 million CVE release during its first five days, while queen cleopatra it didn’t really get over the controversy surrounding it with a release of only 6.7 million CVEs.
black knight He makes a good pitch but not a great one.
South Korean science fiction series black knight It was supposed to be last week’s big new series and it did well with a 6.6 million CVE release in the first three days. That’s a little better than My name and a little less than squid game. But don’t expect any «Squid game» level of hype for its second week. That was something we would never see again.
mulligan fail hard
The new animated series for adults mulligan he’ll surely be next on the chopping block of quick cancellations, having failed to make his mark in the Top 10 this week. To make matters worse, it didn’t make any weekly Top 10 worldwide on Netflix last week, and as of now, the series has a dismal 4.5/10 average on IMDb with just 300 reviews. That’s really, really (really) not good.