365 Days has dominated Netflix
But that all changed this weekend. And while it might signal the end of 365 Day’s No. 1 reign, it doesn’t mean the film is done breaking Netflix records.
It should be no surprise that Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga finally unseated the Polish film, considering the comedy is headlined by two huge Hollywood stars: Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. The film spent the entire weekend in the No.1 position on Netflix’s Top 10 Movies, with 365 Days holding down the No. 2 position two of the three days.
Thanks to a new formula I devised, I can now track Top 10 performance like we’ve always tracked box office performance. Thanks to this ranking system, there’s a total of 30 points each movie can earn on Netflix each weekend.
Here’s how those numbers were doled out this weekend:
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – 30 points
- 365 Days – 26 points
- Athlete A – 24 points
- The Nut Job – 22 points
- Feel the Beat – 17 points
- Love – 16 points
- Lost Bullet – 12 points
Clearly Eurovision had enough hype (and star power) to finally end the surprise hit of the summer’s No. 1 reign on Netflix’s Top 10 Movies list. But will that continue moving forward?
It’s hard to say, because 365 Days is the only movie in Netflix history to lose the No. 1 spot and then win it back. Back on June 14, Da 5 Bloods ended 365 Days’s hold on the top spot. But just three days later, 365 Days would regain control and remain in that No. 1 position for seven straight days (which is one of the best streaks ever on Netflix). Then the movie lost the top spot again—only to win it back again on June 26. That amounts to a total of 12 days in the No. 1 spot, which is second only to Spenser Confidential’s 18-day stint.
Needless to say, it’s not safe to bet against 365 Days. The movie has reigned supreme over every other movie on Netflix in the month of June, despite its complete lack of American star power. The Polish film’s hold over the No. 1 spot has purely been driven by nothing but hype and word-of-mouth.
Despite finishing in second place this weekend, 365 Days retained its hold over the top spot in June. In fact, 365 Days is completely dominating the June Top 10 rankings:
- 365 Days – 182 points
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – 110 points
- The Help – 103 points
- The Last Days of American Crime – 97 points
- Da 5 Bloods – 84 points
- The Nut Job – 77 points
- Feel the Beat – 74 points
- Clueless – 73 points
- The Healer – 64 points
- Lost Bullet – 63 points
365 Days also moved from the No. 8 position to the No. 5 spot in the All-Time Top 10 rankings. That means that since the Top 10’s premiere back in late February, only four movies have performed better than 365 Days: The Angry Birds Movie 2, Despicable Me, Spenser Confidential and The Wrong Missy.
If 365 Days can place in the top six of tomorrow’s Top 10 rankings, then it’ll overtake The Wrong Missy to become the fourth-most-streamed movie of the Top 10 era.
And if 365 Days can top Eurovision? And reclaim that No. 1 spot yet again? Then it’s hard to imagine it won’t eventually become the most-streamed movie on Netflix in the year of 2020.