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One Piece sales to Netflix #1

September 6, 2023

One Piece went straight to the top of Netflix’s English TV List, pulling in 18.5 million views in just four days of release. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46 after being released on August 31st. Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history, which has sold more than 500 million copies globally, the live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s sprawling tale currently has one of Netflix’s highest audiences scores ever.

Meanwhile, the UK thriller Who Is Erin Carter? also had a strong second week during the week commencing August 28th with 15.8 million views, ranking second. Making their list debuts were the docuseries Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, which took third place with 5.7 million views, and Matt Groening’s Disenchantment Part 5, which took tenth place with 4.6 million views. Returning titles rounded out the list including Painkiller at #4 (3.4 million views), The Ultimatum: Marry Or Move On Season 2 at #5 (3.1 million views), Depp V Heard at #6 (2.7 million views), Untold: Swamp Kings at #7 (1.9 million views), and Gabby’s Dollhouse Season 8 at #9 (1.5 million views).  

Adam Sandler’s family comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah rose to the #1 spot on the English Films List in its second week of release with 21.9 million views. Returning titles included the animated film The Monkey King which took second place (6.6 million views) and the Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan spy action-thriller Heart of Stone, which took third place (5.2 million views). The interactive romantic comedy Choose Love, in which viewers make choices for the main character Cami as she navigates her love life, debuted in fourth place with 6.5 million views.

All three seasons of the Norwegian fantasy series Ragnarok made the Non-English TV List, with Season 3 claiming the top spot (6.3 million views), followed by Season 2 at #4 (2.7 million views), and Season 1 at #5 (2.6 million views). Korean titles dominated the list with five titles including K-drama Mask Girl coming in at #2 with 3.5 million views, the romantic comedy Destined with You Season 1 grabbing the #3 spot (2.9 million views), the supernatural mystery Behind Your Touch taking the #7 spot (1.4 million views) and the romantic comedy King the Land filling the #8 spot (1.3 million views). Japanese animes claimed sixth and tenth place with Baki Hanma Season 2 clocking 2 million views and My Happy Marriage clocking 1.2 million views. 

Heartwarming Mexican comedy The Great Seduction debuted atop the Non-English Films list with 5.4 million views. Also making their list debuts were the Swedish thriller A Day and a Half in third place (4.4 million views), the Dutch romantic comedy Happy Ending in fifth place (2.3 million views) and the Bollywood romance Friday Night Plan in ninth place (1.8 million views). The remainder of the list was comprised of returning favorites including the Spanish horror film Killer Book Club at #2 (5.3 million views), the Polish romance Squared Love Everlasting at #4 (2.4 million views), Brazilian true crime documentary A Life Too Short: The Isabella Nardoni Case at #6 (1.3 million views) and the German dystopian thriller Paradise, which landed at #7 (1 million views) in its sixth week on the list.

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