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Netflix Reveals 10 Most Popular Movies, Led by ‘Extraction’ and ‘Bird Box’

Fern Siegel

Netflix has just shared its most most-watched original films, reports Bloomberg.

The streamer, which has traditionally kept its viewer numbers private, is becoming more open about performance data.

At No. 1 is Chris Hemsworth’s action-adventure movie “Extraction,” which scored 99 million viewers in its first month, delivering a blockbuster-sized audience for the streamer. Hemsworth plays a mercenary hired by a crime boss to rescue his kidnapped son.

To capitalize on its success, the streamer signed Joe Russo to write “Extraction 2,” a second installment of the high-octane thriller.

At No. 2 is Sandra Bullock in the post-apocalyptic film “Bird Box,” about a mother protecting her family from evil supernatural entities. Some 89 million viewers were terrified in the first month.

“Spenser Confidential” stars Mark Wahlberg as Boston PI Spenser. He teams with street fighter Hawk to uncover the truth behind the death of two cops. “6 Underground,” in which six people delete their pasts to change the future, are at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Three comedies also made the list.

“Murder Mystery,” (No. 5) starred Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as a bored married couple thrown into a wild European adventure. “The Wrong Missy” (No. 8) is a wacky romcom in which a man thinks he’s invited a gorgeous blonde to a resort, when a previous crazy blind date shows up. “The Perfect Date” (No. 10) is a teen comedy about a good-looking, affable high-school senior who launches an app, selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions.

Martin Scorsese’s three-hour Oscar-nominated “The Irishman” also made the list at No. 6, with a powerhouse cast, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Thriller “Triple Frontier” (No. 7) is about former Special Forces operatives planning a heist in South America, only to battle for their survival. “The Platform” (No. 9) is a disturbing sci-fi horror film about prisoners who watch as some eat and others starve.

Back in April, Netflix announced in their Q1 2020 earnings report that they reached 182 million global subscribers. The streaming giant is scheduled to announce their Q2 report on Thursday.

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