‘Spiderhead,’ ‘The Boys’ Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

Prime Video’s “The Boys” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals, while Netflix’s Spiderhead led the chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers the week ended June 19.

The sci-fi thriller Spiderhead, which started streaming on Netflix June 17, stars Chris Hemsworth as a researcher experimenting on prisoner volunteers aiming to reduce their sentence. It’s based on the book Escape From Spiderhead.

Rising from No. 2 to the top spot on the streaming originals charts, “The Boys” is a black comedy series, based on the comics, that follows the battle against abusive superheroes. Season three started streaming on Prime Video June 3.

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Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was Hustle, which debuted on Netflix June 3. It stars Adam Sandler as an NBA scout who discovers a raw but talented player in Spain and tries to prepare him for the NBA draft.

The Sandra Bullock adventure The Lost City, which started streaming on Paramount+ May 10, remained at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart. The film, co-starring Channing Tatum, follows a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model who gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Rising from No. 3 to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which started streaming on Disney+ May 27. The series, released in weekly episodes, follows the “Star Wars” Jedi 10 years after his battle with Anakin Skywalker, who becomes Darth Vader.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Season four of the Duffer Brothers’ science-fiction horror drama, part one of which started streaming May 27, follows the characters six months since the Battle of Starcourt. Struggling with the aftermath, the friends are separated for the first time and are navigating the complexities of high school. Meanwhile, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

 

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended June 19:

  1. “The Boys” — Prime Video
  2. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — Disney+
  3. “Stranger Things” — Netflix
  4. “Ms. Marvel” — Disney+
  5. “Love, Victor” — Hulu (Season Premiere)
  6. “The Orville” — Hulu
  7. “First Kill” — Netflix
  8. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
  9. “The Summer I Turned Pretty” — Prime Video (Series Premiere)
  10. “Ozark” — Netflix

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers June 17-19:

  1. Spiderhead — Netflix
  2. Hustle — Netflix
  3. The Lost City — Paramount+
  4. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — HBO Max
  5. Father of the Bride (2022) — HBO Max
  6. Top Gun (1986)— Prime Video/Paramount+
  7. The Batman — HBO Max
  8. Jerry & Marge Go Large — Paramount+
  9. The Northman — Peacock
  10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Starz

‘Stranger Things,’ Latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Film Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” again topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals, while Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, streaming on HBO Max, led the chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers the week ended June 5.

Season four of the Duffer Brothers’ science-fiction horror drama “Stranger Things,” part one of which started streaming May 27, follows the characters six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, the friends are separated for the first time and are navigating the complexities of high school. Meanwhile, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the latest installment in the series from J.K. Rowling about adventures in the wizarding world. It started streaming on HBO Max May 30.

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Remaining at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which started streaming on Disney+ May 27. The series, released in weekly episodes, follows the “Star Wars” Jedi 10 years after his battle with Anakin Skywalker, who becomes Darth Vader.

Landing at No. 3 was “The Boys,” season three of which started streaming on Prime Video June 3. The black comedy series, based on the comics, follows the battle against abusive superheroes.

The original Top Gun, a movie from 1986, came in at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart as a new installment in the series, Top Gun: Maverick, continued to rule theaters. The classic is streaming both on Prime Video and Paramount+.

Rising from No. 4 to No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s Senior Year, which debuted May 13. The comedy stars Rebel Wilson as a cheerleader who lands in a 20-year coma after a stunt gone wrong. Awakened at 37, she’s ready to live out her high school dream of becoming prom queen.

 

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended June 5:

  1. “Stranger Things” — Netflix
  2. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — Disney+
  3. “The Boys” — Prime Video (Season Premiere)
  4. “Hacks” (2021) — HBO Max
  5. “Ozark” — Netflix
  6. “Love, Death & Robots” — Netflix
  7. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
  8. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  9. “The Lincoln Lawyer” — Netflix
  10. “The Orville” — Hulu (Season Premiere)

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers June 3-5:

  1. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — HBO Max
  2. Top Gun (1986)— Prime Video/Paramount+
  3. Senior Year — Netflix
  4. The Lost City — Paramount+
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount+
  6. The Batman — HBO Max
  7. Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers — Disney+
  8. The Northman — Peacock
  9. Fire Island — Hulu
  10. A Perfect Pairing — Netflix

‘Stranger Things’ Beats ‘Kenobi’ on Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

In a high-profile battle between two streaming giants, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended May 29 — beating out Disney+’s series premiere of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which came in at No. 2.

Season four of the science-fiction horror drama from the Duffer Brothers, part one of which started streaming May 27, follows the characters six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, the friends are separated for the first time and are navigating the complexities of high school. Meanwhile, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

The Disney+ original movie Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers again led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies for the week. Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers, which started streaming on Disney+ May 20, is a live-action and animated comedy featuring the voices of John Mulaney and Andy Samberg as the famous chipmunks.

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“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which also started streaming on Disney+ May 27, follows the “Star Wars” Jedi 10 years after his battle with Anakin Skywalker, who becomes Darth Vader. The series, released in weekly episodes, took the silver on the streaming originals chart.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots,” an adult animated anthology series. A third set of episodes started streaming May 20.

The original Top Gun, a movie from 1986, came in at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart as a new installment in the series hit theaters. The classic is streaming both on Prime Video and Paramount+.

Paramount+ also streamed Sonic the Hedgehog 2, beginning May 24. The title came in at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart. The sequel follows Sonic (voice of Ben Schwartz), who after settling in Green Hills is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with new partner Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended May 29:

  1. “Stranger Things” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
  2. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — Disney+ (Series Premiere)
  3. “Love, Death & Robots” — Netflix
  4. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  5. “Ozark” — Netflix
  6. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  7. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
  8. “The Lincoln Lawyer” — Netflix
  9. “Grace and Frankie” — Netflix
  10. “Young Justice” — HBO Max

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers May 27 – 29:

  1. Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers — Disney+
  2. Top Gun (1986)— Prime Video/Paramount+
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount+
  4. Senior Year — Netflix
  5. The Lost City — Paramount+
  6. The Batman — HBO Max
  7. Ricky Gervais: Super Nature — Netflix
  8. Ambulance — Peacock
  9. A Perfect Pairing — Netflix
  10. Jackass 4.5 — Netflix

 

Disney+’s ‘Ms. Marvel’ Top New Show, Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Top Returning Show Anticipated in June

Disney+’s “Ms. Marvel” was the top anticipated new show, Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” was the most-anticipated returning show, and Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Dominion was the top anticipated movie on the Whip Media charts for June.

“Ms. Marvel” starts streaming on Disney+ June 8. The Marvel Studios’ series introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a superhero mega fan with an oversized imagination — particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home — that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to.

The third season of “The Umbrella Academy” starts streaming on Netflix June 22. The series, based on the comic books of the same name, follows a group of superheroes adopted at birth by a mysterious billionaire who face the end of the world.

Jurassic World: Dominion debuts in theaters June 10. It’s the third in the “Jurassic World” series and the sixth in the series that started with Jurassic Park. It takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed as dinosaurs live — and hunt — alongside humans all over the world.

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Most Anticipated New Shows for June:

  1. “Ms. Marvel” (Disney+) — June 8
  2. “The Old Man” (FX) — June 16
  3. “Dark Winds” (AMC) — June 12
  4. “First Kill” (Netflix) — June 10
  5. “Baymax!” (Disney+) — June 29

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for June:

  1. “The Umbrella Academy” (Netflix) — June 22
  2. “The Boys” (Prime Video) — June 3
  3. “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu) — June 28
  4. “Westworld” (HBO) — June 26
  5. “The Orville” (Hulu) — June 2

 

Most Anticipated Movies for June:

  1. Jurassic World: Dominion — June 10
  2. Lightyear — June 17
  3. The Black Phone — June 24
  4. Elvis — June 24
  5. Spiderhead — June 17
  6. Hustle — June 8
  7. Father of the Bride — June 16
  8. Fire Island — June 3
  9. Cha Cha Real Smooth — June 17
  10. My Fake Boyfriend — June 17

‘Chip ’n Dale,’ ‘The Circle’ Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

The Disney+ original movie Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies, while Netflix’s “The Circle” topped the chart of streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended May 22.

Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers, which started streaming on Disney+ May 20, is a live-action and animated comedy featuring the voices of John Mulaney and Andy Samberg as the famous chipmunks.

Rising from No. 2 to the top spot on the streaming originals chart, Netflix’s reality competition series “The Circle” features contestants who compete in challenges to earn a cash prize as top influencer. Season four started streaming May 4 in weekly episodes.

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Remaining at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s Senior Year, which debuted May 13. The comedy stars Rebel Wilson as a cheerleader who lands in a 20-year coma after a stunt gone wrong. Awakened at 37, she’s ready to live out her high school dream of becoming prom queen.

Landing at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was The Lost City, an action-adventure starring Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock that hit Paramount+ May 10. It follows a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model who gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Coming in at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots,” an adult animated anthology series. A third set of episodes started streaming May 20.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Ozark,” a crime drama that follows the exploits of a money laundering couple. Part two of season four started streaming April 29.

 

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended May 22:

  1. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  2. “Love, Death & Robots” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
  3. “Ozark” — Netflix
  4. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  5. “Halo” — Paramount+
  6. “The Lincoln Lawyer” — Netflix
  7. “Grace and Frankie” — Netflix
  8. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
  9. “Made for Love” — HBO Max
  10. “Candy” — Hulu

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers May 20 – 22:

  1. Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers — Disney+
  2. Senior Year — Netflix
  3. The Lost City — Paramount+
  4. A Perfect Pairing — Netflix
  5. The Batman — HBO Max
  6. Our Father — Netflix
  7. Firestarter — Peacock
  8. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Starz
  9. Top Gun — Netflix/Paramount+
  10. The Valet — Hulu

‘Lost City,’ ‘Ozark’ Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

The Lost City led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies while Netflix’s “Ozark” again topped the chart of top streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended May 15.

An action-adventure starring Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock, The Lost City hit the Paramount+ streaming service May 10. It follows a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model who gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Remaining in the top spot on the streaming originals chart for a second consecutive week, “Ozark” is a crime drama that follows the exploits of a money laundering couple. Part two of season four started streaming on Netflix April 29.

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Rising from No. 7 to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s reality competition series “The Circle,” season four of which started streaming May 4 in weekly episodes. The season features a new set of contestants who compete in challenges to earn a cash prize as top influencer.

Remaining at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Gracie and Frankie.” The series, which debuted a batch of season seven episodes April 29, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two aging women who form an unlikely friendship after their husbands reveal they are in love with each other.

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Landing at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s Senior Year, which debuted May 13. The comedy stars Rebel Wilson as a cheerleader who lands in a 20-year coma after a stunt gone wrong. Awakened at 37, she’s ready to live out her high school dream of becoming prom queen.

The Netflix documentary Our Father took the bronze on the streaming movies chart. It chronicles the saga of numerous half siblings secretly fathered by their mothers’ fertility doctor.

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended May 15:

  1. “Ozark” — Netflix
  2. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  3. “Grace and Frankie” — Netflix
  4. “The Wilds” — Prime Video
  5. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  6. “Candy” — Hulu (Series Premiere)
  7. “Halo” — Paramount+
  8. “Moon Knight” — Disney+
  9. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
  10. “Outer Range” — Prime Video

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers May 13 – 15:

  1. The Lost City — Paramount+
  2. Senior Year — Netflix
  3. Our Father — Netflix
  4. Star Wars — Disney+
  5. Firestarter — Peacock
  6. The Batman — HBO Max
  7. Old — HBO Max
  8. Death on the Nile — HBO Max/Hulu
  9. Eternals — Disney+
  10. Turning Red — Disney+

‘The Batman,’ ‘Ozark’ Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

HBO Max’s The Batman again led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies while Netflix’s “Ozark” topped the chart of streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended May 8.

The Batman, in its third week atop the streaming movies chart, is a DC Comics-based superhero film starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. In the film, more than a year of stalking the streets, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, Batman travels deep into the shadows of Gotham City. 

Rising from No. 2 to the top spot on the streaming originals chart, “Ozark” is a crime drama that follows the exploits of a money laundering couple. Part two of season four started streaming on Netflix April 29.

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Falling to No. 2 from the top spot on the streaming originals chart was Disney+’s “Moon Knight,” which started streaming in weekly episodes March 30. Based on the Marvel Comics, the series stars Oscar Isaac as a mild-mannered gift shop employee who finds he’s been given the powers of an Egyptian moon god.

Rising to No. 3 from No. 5 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Gracie and Frankie.” The series, which debuted a group of season seven episodes April 29, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two aging women who form an unlikely friendship after their husbands reveal they are in love with each other.

Remaining at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was 365 Days: This Day, which started streaming on Netflix April 27. The erotic thriller sequel to 365 Days follows the continuing story of a mafia lord who kidnaps a woman to make her fall in love with him.

Rising to No. 3 from No. 5 on the streaming movies chart was Disney+’s Turning Red, the latest Pixar animated feature that started streaming on Disney+ March 11. It follows Mei Lee, a 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. As if changes to her interests, relationships and body aren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited, she “poofs” into a giant red panda.

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Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended May 8:

  1. “Ozark” — Netflix
  2. “Moon Knight” — Disney+
  3. “Grace and Frankie” — Netflix
  4. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  5. “Star Trek: Picard” — Paramount+
  6. “Halo” — Paramount+
  7. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  8. “The Wilds” — Prime Video (Season Premiere)
  9. “Outer Range” — Prime Video
  10. “Selling Sunset” — Netflix

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers May 6 – 8:

  1. The Batman — HBO Max
  2. 365 Days: This Day — Netflix
  3. Turning Red — Disney+
  4. Along for the Ride — Netflix
  5. Venom: Let there Be Carnage — Starz
  6. Eternals — Disney+
  7. Death on the Nile — HBO Max/Hulu
  8. The Adam Project — Netflix
  9. Doctor Strange — Disney+
  10. Encanto — Disney+

Streaming Facing Headwinds, Say Speakers at DEG’s EnTech Fest

The boom in streaming is hitting some headwinds, according to speakers at a May 4 research presentation during DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s EnTech Fest 2022 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles.

“SVOD was really the winner of the pandemic period,” said the NPD’s Elizabeth Lafontaine. In-home entertainment “drove the entertainment industry over the past few years,” she noted.

“As we’ve gotten into 2022 many of these industries have started to soften, as experiences come back online,” she said.

Consumers are getting out and going to theme parks, traveling, seeing live shows, etc. — spending more on experiential entertainment. Experiential spending has returned to about 95% of what it was during the pre-pandemic period, she said.

“Experiential offerings are typically much more expensive, so it is going to eat into some of the other entertainment demand,” she noted.

As they get out, consumers are not engaging as much with SVOD, but “we’re still seeing engagement levels higher than the pre-pandemic period,” she said.

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Consumers reported spending on about four SVOD services (3.9 on average) in October 2021, which is down about one service from that time in 2020 (5.2). “But we’re still above that pre-pandemic period,” she said.

For streaming companies, the question is how to be one of those four services consumers choose.

In the past year, services increasingly turned to original programming, especially with licensed content being clawed back by studios’ direct-to-consumer services. In 2021, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu saw lower inventory throughout the year as this licensed content was pulled. But in response Netflix, for instance, by the end of 2021 grew original movie offerings by 22% and original series by 24%.

“Netflix has committed to spending about $17 billion annually on original content,” she said.

Also, with increased competition in the space for consumers’ time and money, “bundling and ad-supported is giving subscribers who may not have subscribed before a new point of entry to these services,” she said.

Another way consumers are economizing on subscriptions is through churn, noted Deloitte’s Kevin Downs. A recent Deloitte survey found the U.S. paid streaming service churn rate averaged 37%. “It’s high,” he said.

The churn rate was even higher among Gen Z and Millennials, with more than half of those respondents either canceling or canceling and adding paid services in the past six months. While access to original content (39%) and a broad range of content (38%) were the top two reasons U.S. consumers said they were subscribing to paid SVOD services, U.S. subscribers said they’re canceling paid SVOD services due to cost (41%), price increases (30%) and lack of new content (30%).

A majority (60%) of consumers would prefer to have reduced cost, ad-supported options, Downs noted.

Significant majorities of consumers also said they were frustrated with finding content and having to subscribe to so many services to find it.

In addition to cost and content concerns, services also have to compete with time spent on video games — a pursuit younger generations in particular may find more appealing than watching TV or movie content, he said.

Whip Media’s Vince Muscarella and Kortney Kesses noted that, aware of the appeal of games, streaming services are targeting gaming fans by creating content from game franchise IP.

They pointed out that “The Last of Us,” a series based on the game scheduled for HBO Max sometime in 2023, is already gaining some traction among fans, reaching 16,000 interested followers on their tracking service well ahead of other big titles this far ahead of release.

“It’s probably going to be HBO Max’s biggest release to date,” said Muscarella, who admitted he is one of those eager fans.

“Other companies are going to start paying attention to video game IP for content,” he said.

‘The Batman,’ ‘Moon Knight’ Again Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

HBO Max’s The Batman again led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies while Disney+’s “Moon Knight” again led the chart of top streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended May 1.

The Batman, in its second week atop the streaming movies chart, is a DC Comics-based superhero film starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. In the film, more than a year of stalking the streets, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, Batman travels deep into the shadows of Gotham City. 

“Moon Knight,” which started streaming in weekly episodes March 30, is based on the Marvel Comics. The series stars Oscar Isaac as a mild-mannered gift shop employee who finds he’s been given the powers of an Egyptian moon god.

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Landing at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was “Ozark.” Part two of season four started streaming on Netflix April 29. The crime drama follows the exploits of a money laundering couple.

Remaining at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was “The Flight Attendant,” season two of which started streaming in weekly segments on HBO Max April 21. The series follows an alcoholic flight attendant (Kaley Cuoco) who gets involved in international espionage.

Landing at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was 365 Days: This Day, which started streaming on Netflix April 27. The erotic thriller sequel to 365 Days (which landed at No. 10 on the chart) follows the continuing story of a mafia lord who kidnaps a woman to make her fall in love with him.

Coming in at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Crush, which debuted on Hulu April 29. It’s a coming-of-age story about a teen girl who joins the high school track team to get closer to her crush.

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Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended May 1:

  1. “Moon Knight” — Disney+
  2. “Ozark” — Netflix
  3. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  4. “Russian Doll” — Netflix
  5. “Grace and Frankie” — Netflix
  6. “Selling Sunset” — Netflix
  7. “Halo” — Paramount+
  8. “Heartstopper” — Netflix
  9. “Star Trek: Picard” — Paramount+
  10. “Outer Range” — Prime Video

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers April 29-May 1:

  1. The Batman — HBO Max
  2. 365 Days: This Day — Netflix
  3. Crush — Hulu
  4. The Adam Project — Netflix
  5. Turning Red — Disney+
  6. Death on the Nile — HBO Max/Hulu
  7. Bubble — Netflix
  8. X-Men: Days of Future Past — Disney+
  9. Encanto — Disney+
  10. 365 Days — Netflix

Disney+’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Top New Show, Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Top Returning Show Anticipated in May

Disney+’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was the top anticipated new show, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was the most anticipated returning show, and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was the top anticipated movie on the Whip Media charts for May.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” starts streaming on Disney+ May 27. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and begins 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

The fourth season of “Stranger Things” starts streaming on Netflix May 27. In season four, it’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, the group of friends are separated for the first time. Meanwhile, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuts in theaters May 6. Based on the Marvel Comics, the film follows the further adventures of Dr. Stephen Strange as he protects a girl who can hop between realities.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Most Anticipated New Shows for May:

  1. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (Disney+) — May 27
  2. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” (Paramount+) — May 5
  3. “The Staircase” (2022) (HBO Max) — May 5
  4. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (HBO) — May 15
  5. “Candy” (Hulu) — May 9

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for May:

  1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix) — May 27
  2. “The Wilds” (Prime Video) — May 6
  3. “Hacks” (2021) (HBO Max) — May 12
  4. “Love, Death & Robots” (Netflix) — May 20
  5. “Girls5eva” (Peacock) — May 5

 

Most Anticipated Movies for May:

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — May 6
  2. Top Gun: Maverick — May 27
  3. Downton Abbey: A New Era — May 18
  4. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie — May 27
  5. Firestarter — May 13
  6. Senior Year — May 13
  7. Men — May 20
  8. Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers — May 20
  9. Along for the Ride — May 6
  10. DC Showcase — Contantine: The House of Mystery — May 3