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Fool Me Once debuts at Netflix #1

January 10, 2024

Netflix subscribers uned into Harlan Coben’s newest crime thriller adaptation, Fool Me Once, which was the most watched title of the week commencing January 1st. The limited series, which stars Michelle Keegan, debuted atop the English TV List with 37.1 million views and reached the Top 10 in 91 countries.

Elsewhere on the English TV List, stand-up special Dave Chappelle: The Dreamer climbed to #2 (10.2 million views) while coming-of-age teen drama My Life With the Walter Boys spent its fifth week on the list at #4 (4.4 million views). New entrants this week included health and wellness limited docuseries You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment at #3 (8 million views) and the critically acclaimed action drama The Brothers Sun, starring Michelle Yeoh, at #5 (4.1 million views).

The Equalizer 3, starring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning, topped the English Films List with 14.8 million views. Zack Snyder’s epic science-fiction fantasy Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire continued to entice viewers at #2 (11.1 million views) and reached the Top 10 in 88 countries. The apocalyptic thriller Leave the World Behind spent its fifth week on the list at #3 (7.9 million views) and Adam Sandler’s animated comedy Leo stayed strong at #7 (5.5 million views) for its seventh week on the list.

The Spanish survival story Society of the Snow, from director J.A. Bayona, which recounts the true story of the 1972 Andes plane crash, opened at #1 on the Non-English Films List with 22.9 million views – the most of any film for the week. The film is Spain’s country selection for the 2024 Academy Awards. The comedy Thank You, I’m Sorry (Sweden) reached #2 (3.5 million views) on the Non-English Films list, and fantasy film A Vampire in the Family (Brazil) claimed #3 (3.3 million views). The new action thriller The Abandoned (Taiwan) debuted at #5 (2.5 million views). 

Berlin (Spain), the Money Heist spin-off series, seized the top spot on the Non-English TV List for the second week in a row with 22.3 million views. Part 1 of Money Heist (Spain) returned to the list at #10 (1.5 million views). Romantic comedy series The Manny (Mexico) held onto #2 (4.1 million views) while monster horror series Gyeongseong Creature (Korea) landed at #3 (3.4 million views). Pókemon Concierge (Japan) rose to #5 (2.6 million views). Live-action manga adaptation Yu Yu Hakusho (Japan) came in at #9 (1.5 million views).

Over on the Most Popular List, Lupin: Part 3 (France) nabbed the #10 spot with 50 million views. All three parts of Lupin are now on the Most Popular List. 

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