‘The Gray Man,’ ‘Virgin River’ Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

Netflix’s “Virgin River” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals, while the service’s The Gray Man led the chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers the week ended July 24.

Season four of “Virgin River” began streaming July 20. Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel begins the season with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him.

The Gray Man, which started streaming July 22, stars Ryan Gosling, Billy Bob Thornton and Chris Evans. In the film, when the CIA’s most skilled operative — whose true identity is known to none — accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.

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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 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.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which began streaming on Disney+ June 22, rose from No. 3 to No. 2 on the streaming movies chart. The Marvel Comics-based sequel stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, master of the mystic arts. In the film, Strange meets a teenage girl from a parallel world who has the power to travel between the multiverses.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Persuasion, which started streaming on Netflix July 15. It stars Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis and Henry Golding and is based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name about a woman who longs to rekindle a lost romance.

Rising from No. 4 to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” season two of which began streaming in weekly episodes June 28. In the season, following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver and Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Part two of season four of the Duffer Brothers’ science-fiction horror drama debuted July 1. In the season, the friends are separated for the first time, 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 July 24:

  1. “Virgin River” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
  2. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  3. “Stranger Things” — Netflix
  4. “Big Brother” (U.S.) — Paramount+
  5. “The Umbrella Academy” — Netflix
  6. “The Boys” — Prime Video
  7. “Solar Opposites” — Hulu
  8. “Resident Evil” — Netflix
  9. “The Orville” — Hulu
  10. “The Bear” — Hulu


Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers July 22-24:

  1. The Gray Man — Netflix
  2. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — Disney+
  3. Persuasion — Netflix
  4. The Sea Beast — Netflix
  5. The Bob’s Burgers Movie — Hulu/HBO Max
  6. Girl in the Picture — Netflix
  7. The Lost City — Paramount+
  8. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Starz
  9. The Batman — HBO Max
  10. The Man From Toronto — Netflix

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