Netflix: ‘Glass Onion’ Third-Most-Watched Original Movie After 10 Days Release

Director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion, generated another 127.3 million hours viewed to rank No. 1 overall and on Netflix’s English language movie list for the week ended Jan. 1.

With Daniel Craig’s return as detective Benoit Blanc, Glass Onion entered Netflix’s “Most Popular List” with 209.4 million hours viewed after 10 days of release — making it the third-most-watched film by hours viewed (after Red Notice and Don’t Look Up). The original 2019 Knives Out continued a resurgence with 16.8 million hours viewed. 

Separately, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical entered the chart in the No. 2 spot with 41 million hours viewed. Starring Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull and Alisha Weir as Matilda, the movie was in the top 10 in 89 countries. Director Noah Baumbach’s White Noise (14.8 million hours), co-starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, and gothic horror film The Invitation (12.2 million), both landed in the top 10 in their Netflix debuts. 

Among episodic programming, “Wednesday” continues to have strong legs, generating almost 104 million hours viewed — a record sixth-straight week above the century mark. All three seasons of “Emily in Paris” continue to resonate with fashionistas. Season one saw 14.6 million hours viewed, while season two added another 15.21 million hours. The current season three generated an impressive 95.3 million hours viewed.

Other popular series included “The Witcher: Blood Origin” (64.5 million hours viewed), “The Recruit” (43.4 million hours), “Harry & Meghan” (22.5 million hours), animated series “Sonic Prime” (13.4 million hours) and season two of “Firefly Lane” (12.8 million hours). New to the list was political thriller “Treason,” with 56 million hours viewed. 

Italian mystery 7 Women and a Murder topped the non-English-language movie list with almost 10 million hours viewed. Norwegian action-adventure Troll, Mexican romantic comedy A Not So Merry Christmas, Spanish mystery God’s Crooked Lines, Indonesian action-adventure The Big 4, Italian action-adventure My Name is Vendetta and German drama All Quiet on the Western Front continued their respective runs on the list.   

On the non-English-language TV list, Japanese dystopian thriller “Alice in Borderland” took the top two spots on the list with 30.2 million hours viewed (season one) and 74.3 million hours viewed (season two). It was the most hours viewed in a week for a Japanese series on Netflix.

New list entrants included Korean drama “The Glory” (25.4 million hours viewed) and Mexican dramas “Daughter From Another Mother” (22.5 million) and season three of “La Reina del Sur” (22.4 million hours viewed). Other popular Korean titles included drama “Alchemy of Souls” (Part 2) and reality dating competition “Singles Inferno,” along with Colombian dramas “The Unbroken Voice” and “Til Money Do Us Part.”

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