‘M3GAN,’ ‘1923’ Top Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Charts
February 28, 2023
Universal Pictures’ M3GAN led the Whip Media chart of streaming movies, while Paramount+’s “1923” led the Whip Media chart of streaming originals among U.S. consumers for the week ended Feb. 26.
Streaming on Peacock starting Feb. 24, the Blumhouse horror thriller M3GAN is about a life-like artificial intelligence doll given to a young niece by her robotics engineer aunt (Allison Williams) after the girl’s parents are killed in an automobile accident.
Rising from No. 2 to the top spot on the streaming originals chart, “1923”is a prequel to “Yellowstone” and a sequel to the series “1883.” The series stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren and follows a generation of the Dutton family in 1923, during the Western Expansion, Prohibition and the Great Depression, which started earlier in Montana. The last episode of the first season debuted Feb. 12.
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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined from streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.
Rising from No. 3 to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was “How I Met Your Father.” Season two of the series starring Hilary Duff debuted on Hulu Jan. 24. In the show mirroring the setup of CBS’s“How I Met Your Mother” (2005-14), Sophie in the near future is telling her son the story of how she met his father, a story that catapults viewers back to the present where Sophie and her group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
“Star Trek: Picard” rose three spots to No. 3 on the streaming originals chart. The third season of the sci-fi show, following Starfleet admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), bowed Feb. 16 on Paramount+.
Netflix’s We Have a Ghost debuted at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart. The horror comedy starring David Harbour started streaming on the service Feb. 24. In the film, after finding a ghost with a murky past haunting their new house, a family becomes an internet sensation — and the target of a shadowy government agency.
Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which started streaming on Disney+ Feb. 1. In the film, as the nation of Wakanda mourns the death of T’Challa, Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright) and General Okoye (Danai Gurira) investigate the threat of Namor (Tenoch Huerta) and his long-hidden underwater kingdom of Talokan, whose cultural heritage might hold the secret to restoring the legacy of the Black Panther.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Feb. 26:
- “1923” — Paramount+
- “How I Met Your Father” — Hulu
- “Star Trek: Picard” — Paramount+
- “Outer Banks” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
- “Poker Face” (2023) — Peacock
- “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” — Disney+
- “You” — Netflix
- “Shrinking” — Apple TV+
- “Mayor of Kingstown” — Paramount+
- “Carnival Row” — Prime Video
Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers Feb. 24-26:
- M3GAN — Peacock
- We Have a Ghost — Netflix
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Disney+
- Your Place or Mine — Netflix
- The Strays — Netflix
- Glass Onion — Netflix
- The Menu — HBO Max
- You People — Netflix
- Babylon — Paramount+
- Shotgun Wedding — Prime Video