In the photo: Mother’s Day, Blood & Gold and FUBAR – Netflix

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the biggest stories from Netflix’s top 10 hourly figures for the week ending May 28, 2023. Shows and movies we’ll be covering over the last 7 days include fubar, Mother’s Day, blood and gold, Victim/Suspect, alias, and black knight.

Every Tuesday, Netflix updates its top 10 stats page with 40 new figures per hour from the best movies and shows of the last seven days. If you want to easily browse the top 10 hourly data, visit our tool.

Note: In this report of Netflix hours watched from May 22, 2023 to May 28, 2023, we will use «Full View Equivalent» or CVE, expressed in millions. That means we divide the hours watched advertised by Netflix by the running time of the movies or series. It allows for better comparisons between movies and series, but it is not an audience metric. It is the minimum number of viewings if they were all complete from the first second to the last of the movie or season.

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FUBAR is not destroying the Top 10 this week.

Arnold Schwarzenegger returned last week with his first TV series, and its release may not be anywhere near what Netflix was hoping for after the success of the agent of the night.

FUBAR launched with 12.5 million CVEs during its first four days, a launch that puts it further into the resident Evil zone instead of the agent of the night area, and that can’t be a good thing. You can still pick up next week, and you’ll have to if you want to renew (if it’s not already renewed, as Netflix seems to have renewed a lot of new US shows for second seasons preemptively lately).

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FUBAR first four days of CVE ratings for US series.

Mother’s Day hit hard

do not confuse Mother’s Day with Mother, but both movies had the same impact when they were released.

The Polish action film started with 15.5 million CVEs during its first five days, making it the third best opening for any international film released on a Wednesday. Another Polish victory for Netflix movies.

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First 5 Days of Mother’s Day vs. Other Netflix Movies Released on a Wednesday

blood and gold makes a disappointing debut.

One that I hoped would open much bigger was the over-the-top German bloody and violent action film. blood and gold by the team behind the coup blood red sky. But with only 8.3 million CVEs for the first three days, that’s half of what blood red sky it did so in July 2021 during the same time period. Maybe they should have added vampires.

blood and gold vs other german netflix movies first 3 days

Blood & Gold first 3 days on Netflix vs other German movies

Victim/Suspect has a smooth launch

As expected because it is a prestige work of Netflix, the Sundance document Victim/Suspect made a very quiet release with just 4.2 million CVEs, far behind all other star-studded or true crime docs released on a Tuesday. But do not fall asleep because it is a powerful watch.

suspected victim vs other netflix documentaries

Victim/Suspect vs. Other Netflix Original Documentaries in First 5 Days

5. alias finishes his first 28-day race.

french action movie alias finished its first 28-day run with 110.41 million hours watched, good enough for a third place in the all-time Top 10 for international films (and right in our prediction window of three weeks ago) behind Troll and blood red sky. But when we look at the CVE Top 10, alias it is still third but behind Troll and The platform this time.

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AKA vs the top 10 international movies of all time

black knight it’s not squid game either we are all dead

south korea series black knight It’s still on the charts after three weeks, but when we compare the South Korean series 14 days after its debut, it becomes clearer that it won’t be a squid game like success or even a we are all dead one.

South Korean series do not tend to be renewed traditionally, as they are usually stand-alone one-season runs. Still, with numbers like this, even if it were possible, I wouldn’t expect Netflix to grant a second season order.

viewership of the first 14 days of the black knight vs other netflix k dramas

Black Knight vs. other Netflix K-dramas