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Umbrella Academy takes #1 with Netflix return

June 29, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

The Umbrella Academy returned with 124.53 million hours viewed on Netflix’s English TV list for the week commencing June 20th. Coming in at #1, the third season of the superhero drama was the most viewed Netflix title tand made the Top 10 in 91 countries. The first season of The Umbrella Academy also entered the list with 27.23 million hours viewed.

Ahead of the Volume 2 premiere (on July 1st), Stranger Things 4 came in second with 76.91 million hours viewed, while Seasons 1 to 3 held steady on the list with 29.21 million hours viewed, 31.19 million hours viewed and 32.23 million hours viewed, respectively.

Fans followed the exploits of the Irish crime gang with the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders. The series had 30.35 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 55 countries. New entrants on the list included suspenseful drama You Don’t Know Me (21.91 million hours viewed) and the Rowan Atkinson comedy Man Vs Bee (18.21 million hours viewed).

Action movie The Man from Toronto, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, premiered atop the English Films List with 53.89 million hours viewed and made the Top 10 in 92 countries. In its second week of release, sci-fi drama Spiderhead held steady in the second spot with 38.3 million hours viewed. Based on the short story by George Saunders, Escape from Spiderhead, the film appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

Adam Sandler’s Hustle continued to put points up on the board. The inspirational basketball drama was #3 with 26.05 million hours viewed. Based on the novel by Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato entered the list with 25.79 million hours viewed. Taking viewers on a sweet journey through Italy, the film was in the Top 10 in 88 countries. Chickenhare and the Hampster of Darkness brought families together as the film pulled in 10.96 million hours viewed. South African film, Collision, was #7 on the list with 8.45 million hours viewed; The drama was in the Top 10 in 47 countries. And Jennifer Lopez’s documentary Halftime, an intimate account of a pivotal moment in the superstar’s career, had 8.37 million hours viewed. 

On the non-English TV side, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area debuted at #1 with 33.74 million hours viewed. The Korean remake of La Casa De Papel made the Top 10 in 51 countries. Indian crime drama She returned for Season 2 with 9.49 million hours viewed. Based on the manga of the same name by Hirosshi Takashige, Spriggan had 9.12 million hours viewed in its first week. Returning favourites on the list included Spanish dramas Intimacy (16.56 million hours viewed) and Our Blues (9.25 million hours viewed), Mexican comedy The War Next Door, Season 2 (10.15 million hours viewed) and Brazilian dramedy Maldivas (8.46 million hours viewed). 

Indian comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 entered the non-English Films list at #1 with 12.29 million hours viewed. A new addition to the list includes Doom of Love with 5.92 million hours viewed. Polish romantic comedy Heart Parade (9.1 million hours viewed), thriller The Wrath of God (8.45 million hours viewed) and Spanish action-adventure Centauro (6.51 million hours viewed) returned to the list. 

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