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Reptile tops Netflix Film List

October 4, 2023

Reptile, the new crime thriller starring Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Silverstone, scaled its way to the top of Netflix’s English Films List in its debut week with 17.7 million views in the week commencing September 25th. Australian rom-com Love Is in the Air also had a strong debut, landing at #2 (11.7 million views), followed by Nigerian thriller The Black Book in third place (11.2 million views). Family action flick Spy Kids: Armageddon returned for the second week, coming in at #4 with 9 million views and 15.7 million views to date. Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy’s rom-com Love At First Sight took the sixth spot in its third week on the list with 7.5 million views, and 36.8 million views to date.

Viewers found the new Spanish dystopian survival thriller Nowhere atop the Non-English Films List with 23.8 million views, making it the most-viewed title of the week. Strong debuts dominated the remainder of the list with Polish romantic drama Forgotten Love claiming #2 (11.9 million views), Brazilian action-adventure Overhaul taking third place (8.5 million views), French crime drama Street Flow 2 coming in at #5 (4 million views), Indonesian true crime documentary Ice Cold: Murder, Coffee and Jessica Wongso ranking sixth (2.1 million views) and Turkish dramedy Do Not Disturb claiming eighth place (1.4 million views). Returning to the list were the Indian thriller Jaane Jaan at #4 (6.4 million views), Danish period romance Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction at #9 (1.3 million views), and Japanese family comedy Once Upon a Crime at #10 (1.2 million views).

Class was back in session at Moordale High, with the final season of British coming-of-age series Sex Education leading the English TV List for the second week in a row with 13.4 million views, while Season 1 took ninth place with 1.9 million views. British true crime doc Who Killed Jill Dando? claimed second place in its debut week with 5.5 million views, otherworldly docu-series Encounters made first contact by landing in fifth (4.4 million views), and new video game adaptation Castlevania: Nocturne took #8 (2.6 million views). The manga-inspired epic One Piece marked its fifth week on the list, coming in at #6 with 3.8 million views and 57.8 million views to date. Returning favourites rounded out the list, with Love Is Blind Season 5 at #3 (5.3 million views), docuseries Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal Season 2 at #4 (4.5 million views), and Virgin River Season 5 at #7 (3 million views).

German limited psycho-thriller series Dear Child claimed the top spot on the Non-English TV List for the fourth week in a row with 5.3 million views, bringing its total views to 41.3 million to date. Korea took five spots on the list, with drama Song of the Bandits taking second place (2.6 million views), reality competition series The Devil’s Plan debuting at #3 (2.3 million views), romantic comedy Destined with You coming in at #7 (1.5 million views), romantic drama A Time Called You landing at #8 (1 million views) and mystery series Behind Your Touch taking #9 (0.9 million views). Elsewhere, Spanish limited thriller series Burning Body claimed fourth place with 2.2M views, Season 2 of Japanese anime series Kengan Ashura nabbed the fifth spot (1.9 million views), Mexican limited drama series Thursday’s Windows took #6 (1.8 million views) and French limited drama series Class Act ranked tenth with 0.8 million views. 

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