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Netflix: ‘The Sea Beast’ Takes No. 1 Movie, ‘Stranger Things 4’ Tops Episodic Content

The Sea Beast debuted atop Netflix’s weekly English Films List with 33.52 million hours viewed through July 10. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six, Bolt), the animated film was in the top 10 in 92 countries. The film received glowing reviews and a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score.

The documentary Girl in the Picture came in second with 28.38 million hours viewed. The decades-long mystery about a young mother’s death and the kidnapping of her son kept viewers intrigued and appeared in the top 10 in 57 countries.

Finally, the case of mistaken identity with Kevin Hart and Woody Harreslon at the helm as The Man From Toronto rounded out the podium with 24.38 million hours viewed. Based on the book of the same name by Jennifer E. Smith, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between had 10.26 million hours viewed. The film was in the top 10 in 46 countries. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler’s Hustle held steady with an additional 9.4 million hours viewed. 

“Stranger Things 4” spawned the Metallica and Joseph Quinn duet you didn’t know you needed. The series was No. 1 on Netflix’s English TV List with 188.19 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title this week and in the top 10 in 93 countries.

The series has now amassed 1.26 billion hours viewed on the most-popular list. Past seasons remained on the weekly list (season one with 45.22 million hours viewed), (season two with 41.11 million hours viewed) and (season three with 36.59 million hours viewed). The third season of “The Umbrella Academy” came in third with 43.84 million hours viewed. Fans also revisited seasons one and two, which had 18.18 million hours viewed and 14.23 million hours viewed, respectively. The sixth and final season of “Peaky Blinders” pulled in 13.06 million hours viewed. 

On the non-English films list, French romantic drama Dangerous Liaisons landed No. 1 with 11.01 million hours viewed. Directed by Rachel Suissa, the film was in the top 10 in 47 countries. Taiwanese horror movie Incantation, directed by Kevin Ko, had 3.24 million hours viewed. Returning favorites include Indian RRR with 2.85 million hours viewed, Norwegian Blasted with 2.17 million hours viewed and Indian Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with 1.85 million hours viewed.  

New entrants on the non-English TV List include Korean drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”in the No. 1 spot with 23.95 million hours viewed, Mexican drama “Control Z” with 18.08 million hours viewed, and Spanish thriller “The Longest Night” with 12.72 million hours viewed.  Rounding out the list are “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” (15.63 million hours viewed), Korean drama “Alchemy of Souls” (12.31 million hours viewed) and Japanese anime series “Bastard!! — Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy” (9.32 million hours viewed).

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