Film ratings

‘Red Notice’ takes first place in Netflix’s movie rankings for week 3

“Red Notice” may not have been highly regarded by movie critics, but Netflix subscribers apparently can’t get enough of the action comedy or its top-tier cast, notably Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. The Rawson Marshall Thurber feature was, for the third week in a row, topping Netflix’s weekly global streaming lists for English films in all 94 countries.

As of November 28, the film had recorded 328.8 million hours of viewing since its release on November 12, Netflix said. The film, which has a metacritic score of 37, officially topped Netflix’s former No.1 film, Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box,” which spooked 282 million hours viewed in its first 28 days, according to the streamer’s accounting. “Red Notice” was produced by Hiram Garcia, Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Prods., Flynn Picture Co. of Beau Flynn and Bad Version of Thurber.

The success of “Red Notice” and the popularity of the “Casa de Papel” series on Netflix may indicate the popularity of the on-screen heists among its streaming audiences. Halle Berry’s lead director “Bruised,” debuted in the streamer’s English-language film chart at second place for the period, which included the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.

Netflix publishes audience data, which ranks its most popular titles based on viewing times, as part of its revamped and expanded Top 10 lists. Netflix says the metrics will be audited by EY, with results to be released in 2022.

Another notable look at the top 10 English-language movies list for the week of November 22-28: The days of binge-watching Christmas content in the twelve days leading up to December 25 are over. Three Christmas-themed movies – “A Boy Called Christmas,” “A Castle for Christmas,” “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star” – were all at the top of the streamer ranks last week. English, the Spanish-language film “Outlaws” and the French comedy “Spoiled Brats” were crowns of the list, with Brazil taking third place with the romantic comedy “Just Short of Perfect”, its second consecutive week in the Top 10 .

“True Story,” a Netflix miniseries starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes, earned the # 1 spot in its list of 10 Best English TV Series while the streamer’s live-action adaptation of the jazzy anime well- beloved “Cowboy Bebop” arrived at No. 2 in its second week on the chart, just ahead of the reality TV show “Selling Sunset,” which returned for its fourth season last week. For the eleventh week in a row, “Squid Game” made it to Netflix’s Top 10 for non-English TV series, and the Colombian telenovela “The Queen of Flow” reigned for the second consecutive time.