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Leave the World Behind holds onto Netflix #1

December 20, 2023

Leave the World Behind, starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali and Myha’la was once again Netflix’s most viewed title of the week, notching 44.9 million views in the week commencing December 11th. Viewerss continued to get intertwined in the newest love triangle of Jackie, Cole and Alex and sent Season 1 of the coming-of-age drama My Life with the Walter Boys to the top of the English TV List with 12.8 million views and reached the Top 10 in 88 countries.

It was another strong week for family films on the English Films List. New animated film Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget debuted at #2 (11.9 million views), Adam Sandler’s animated comedy Leo came in at #3 (9.4 million views), Family Switch claimed #4 (9.4 million views) and The Super Mario Bros Movie (not available in the UK) took #5 (8.9 million views).

Over on the English TV List, the sixth and final season of The Crown rose to #2 with 5.8 million views following the release of the drama’s final six episodes. Season 1 of the action-comedy Obliterated landed at #3 (5.2 million views) while reality competition series Squid Game: The Challenge stayed strong at #5 (3 million views).

Following in the footsteps of One Piece, the latest live-action manga adaptation, Yu Yu Hakusho, also appears to be a hit with Netflix subscribers. The new series debuted at the top of the Non-English TV List with 7.7 million views and is the biggest debut for any Netflix Japanese series. Season 1 of the romantic comedy My Demon (Korea) spent its fourth week on the list at #2 (4.2 million views) while the gritty crime drama Blood Coast (France) took #3 (3.8 million views). Season 3 of reality dating series Single’s Inferno (Korea) opened at #4 (3.6 million views).

The thriller Blood Vessel (Nigeria) climbed its way to the top of the Non-English Films List with 4.4 million views. The musical comic adaptation The Archies (India) danced to #4 (1.3 million views) while the new drama Familia (Mexico) debuted at #6 (1 million views). Dystopian survival thriller Nowhere (Spain) returned to the list at #8 (1 million views) and climbed to #2 on the Most Popular List with 83.7 million all-time views. 

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