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Old Dads holds onto Netflix #1

November 1, 2023

Bill Burr’s directorial debut, the comedy Old Dads, topped Netflix’s English Films List for the second week in a row with 16.3 million views in the week commencing October 23rd, taking its total views to 29.6 million in just ten days. Fans were sold on Pain Hustlers, sending the new film which stars Emily Blunt and Chris Evans to the second spot in its debut week with 14.1 million views. Jennifer Lawrence starrer No Hard Feelings took third place with 13.1 million views. In its fifth week on the list, Grant Singer’s Reptile, starring Benicio Del Toro, took seventh place with 3.5 million views.  

Mind-bending drama mystery series Bodies sat at the top of the English TV List with 7.7 million views. Making their list debuts were the true crime documentary Get Gotti in second place with 7.3 million views and the natural history documentary Life on Our Planet, narrated by Morgan Freeman, in third with 5.5 million views. Returning favourites dominated the remainder of the list. Mike Flanagan’s horror series The Fall of the House of Usher took fourth place in its third week (4.2 million views), limited docuseries Beckham scored fifth place in its fourth week (4 million views) and Season 4 of Sex Education came in eighth place in its sixth week (1.7 million views). 

It was a strong week for new releases on the Non-English Films List. Brazilian thriller Burning Betrayal, the adaptation of Sue Hecker’s novel best-selling novel O Lado Bom de Ser Traída, claimed the #1 spot with 14.7 million views, Spanish horror Sister Death took #2 (6.2 million views) and bittersweet Dutch drama Crypto Boy came in at #8 (2.2 million views).

Season 7 of the high school drama series Elite took the top spot on the Non-English TV List with 5.3 million views. For the fourth week in a row, all three parts of crime heist series Lupin (France) secured spots on the list: Part 3 came in second with 4.7 million views, and Parts 1 and 2 took sixth and seventh, respectively with 2 million views each. 

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