June 28, 2022
Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals, while Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, streaming on Disney+, led the chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers the week ended June 26.
“The Umbrella Academy,” season three of which premiered June 22, is based on the comic book series of the same name. It follows a group of adopted siblings with superpowers. Season three picks up following their adventure in Dallas, as they find themselves in an altered timeline.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which began streaming on Disney+ June 22, is a Marvel Comics-based sequel with Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Doctor Stephen Strange, master of the mystic arts. Strange meets America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a teenage girl from a parallel world who has the power to travel between the multiverses. She is being pursued by an entity who seeks to control her power, leading Strange to vow to protect her. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams, and was directed by Sam Raimi.
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.
The sci-fi thriller Spiderhead, which started streaming on Netflix June 17, fell from the top spot on the streaming movies chart to No. 2. It stars Chris Hemsworth as a researcher experimenting on prisoner volunteers aiming to reduce their sentence. It’s based on the book Escape From Spiderhead.
Landing at No. 3 on the streaming movies chart was The Man From Toronto, an action comedy starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson that debuted on Netflix June 24.
Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the streaming originals charts was “The Boys,” a black comedy series based on the comic book of the same name that follows the battle against abusive superheroes. Season three started streaming on Prime Video June 3.
Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 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.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended June 26:
- “The Umbrella Academy” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
- “The Boys” — Prime Video
- “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — Disney+
- “Stranger Things” — Netflix
- “Ms. Marvel” — Disney+
- “The Summer I Turned Pretty” — Prime Video
- “The Orville” — Hulu
- “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
- “Love, Victor” — Hulu
- “Evil” — Paramount+
Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers June 24-26:
- Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness — Disney+
- Spiderhead — Netflix
- The Man From Toronto — Netflix
- Sing 2 — Netflix
- Hustle — Netflix
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — HBO Max
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe — Paramount+
- Downton Abbey: A New Era — Peacock
- The Batman — HBO Max
- Love & Gelato — Netflix