December 21, 2021
Netflix’s Sandra Bullock drama The Unforgivable again led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies, while the Disney+ series “Hawkeye” remained atop the chart of top streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended Dec. 19.
The Unforgivable, which started streaming Dec. 10, follows a prisoner (Bullock) who reenters society after serving a sentence for a violent crime.
The Marvel Universe-based series “Hawkeye” debuted on Disney+ Nov. 24 and has remained atop the streaming originals chart for four consecutive weeks. It follows the exploits of the title Marvel character played by Jeremy Renner as he works with a young avenger (Hailee Steinfeld) who wants to take over his role.
TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with more than 19 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 by theatrical or 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.
The premiere of Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters revived interest in previous web-slinging features. Taking the silver on the streaming movies chart was the 2002 Tobey Maguire feature Spider-Man. It’s two sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, appeared on the chart at Nos. 6 and 5, respectively.
Rising from No. 4 to No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which became available for digital viewing at no additional cost to Disney+ subscribers Nov. 12. The 25th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Simu Liu in the title role, a hero who must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father Xu Wenwu (Tony Leung), leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization. Awkwafina also stars.
Taking the silver on the streaming originals chart was “The Witcher,” season two of which debuted on Netflix Dec. 17. The fantasy drama, based on the book series, stars Henry Cavill as the witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter.
Coming in at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was “The Wheel of Time,” which debuted on Prime Video Nov. 19, with a new episode each week thereafter. The series is based on the fantasy novels.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Dec. 19:
- “Hawkeye” — Disney+
- “The Witcher” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
- “The Wheel of Time” — Prime Video
- “Lost in Space” 2018 — Netflix
- “Star Trek: Discovery” — Paramount+
- “And Just Like That…” — HBO Max
- “The Expanse” — Prime Video
- “Money Heist” — Netflix
- “Young Justice” — HBO Max
- “You” — Netflix
Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Dec. 19:
- The Unforgivable — Netflix
- Spider–Man — Peacock
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney+
- Red Notice — Netflix
- Spider–Man 3 — Peacock
- Spider–Man 2 — Peacock
- Ron’s Gone Wrong — HBO Max
- Black Widow — Disney+
- Single All the Way — Netflix
- Love Hard — Netflix