Netflix’s Top 10 Charts Dominated by ‘Rebel Moon’ and ‘My Life With the Walter Boys’


Netflix’s latest sci-fi film, “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire,” directed by Zack Snyder, encountered a significant divide between critics and audiences. Despite a low 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences embraced the movie, making it the most-watched English-language film on Netflix during the week preceding Christmas, with 23.9 million views.

The star-studded epic, featuring Sofia Boutella, Ed Skrein, Charlie Hunnam, and Djimon Hounsou, draws inspiration from the “Star Wars” franchise. The film’s success may have been bolstered by Netflix-organized fan screenings, takeovers at various events, and promotions at fan conventions leading up to its release.

Following “Rebel Moon,” other notable English-language films on Netflix included “Leave the World Behind,” an apocalyptic thriller starring Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali, securing second place with 19.7 million views. The much-awaited family film “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget” came in third with 14.9 million views, followed by Universal and Illumination’s successful “Super Mario Bros. Movie” at 7.9 million views. The animated film “Leo,” led by Adam Sandler, rounded out the top five with 7.2 million views.


In the realm of non-English language films on Netflix, “Blood Vessel,” a Nigerian thriller, claimed the top spot with 2.4 million views, followed by Mexico’s “Familia” with the same view count. Hong Kong’s “Shaolin Soccer” secured 1.9 million views, while India’s “Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case” and Poland’s “The Taming of the Shrewd 2” garnered 1.7 million and 1.6 million views, respectively.

On the television front, the teenage coming-of-age drama “My Life with the Walter Boys” continued its dominance, leading the English-language charts with 7.6 million views for the second consecutive week. The adaptation of Ali Novak’s book secured a second season renewal from Netflix. “The Crown,” portraying the life of Queen Elizabeth II, followed in second place with 5.7 million views, while Trevor Noah’s stand-up special “Where Was I” debuted with 3.8 million views. “Obliterated,” an action parody, gained 3.2 million views, and “Car Masters: Rust to Riches” rounded out the top five with 2.6 million views.

In the non-English language television category, Japan’s “Yu Yu Hakusho” maintained its lead for the second week with 6.2 million views. South Korea’s “My Demon” secured second place with 3.6 million views, followed by “Gyeongseong Creature” with 3 million views, “Singles Inferno” with 2.9 million views, and Belgium’s “High Tides” with 2.5 million views.

Both “Rebel Moon” and “My Life with the Walter Boys” are currently available for streaming on Netflix.