The apocalyptic thriller Leave the World Behind made a strong debut on Netflix, claiming the top spot on the English Films list with 41.7 million views during the Dec. 4-10 viewing window. Discover Leave the World Behind Opens Atop Netflix Top 10 With Over 40 Million Views.
Starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, and Myha’la, the film premiered on Dec. 8 after its world premiere at AFI Festival on Nov. 22.
Following closely was Family Switch, featuring Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms, securing the second spot on the English films chart with 18.6 million views, followed by Adam Sandler’s animated comedy, Leo.
On the English TV side, Obliterated took the lead with 9 million views in its second week, pushing Squid Game: The Challenge to the third spot with 6.6 million views after crowning its first winner on Dec. 6. Other notable entries included part 1 of the sixth and final season of The Crown in sixth place and Season 5 of Virgin River in eighth place.
Netflix recently released its biannual report, offering insights into viewing metrics, which include data by hours viewed. The report covers over 18,000 titles and nearly 100 billion hours viewed between January-June 2023. Viewers can expect to see licensed titles like Suits on the chart as Netflix has seen an increase in licensed projects on the platform.