The most popular films on Netflix this week: June 2024
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The most popular films on Netflix this week: June 2024

As we settle into summer, Netflix continues to spin its content wheel, announcing titles that will sadly leave the platform. However, when a title leaves, there is always something equally exciting making its debut. This month, several blockbusting movies have arrived on Netflix, including 1917, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Ali and Burn After Reading

With this injection of new titles, the Netflix streaming figure charts have experienced a ruffle. The most significant stir in the top ten movie list this month is Hit Man, which soared into the top spot after arriving on June 7th. 

Richard Linklater, the director behind Dazed and Confused and School of Rock, helms Hit Man, which follows the story of assassin Gary Johnson. Glen Powell, who also co-wrote and co-produced the movie, portrays the titular character, who is a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of New Orleans by day and a killer by night. 

According to the movie’s official synopsis, Johnson is a law-abiding killer who is associated with the NOLA police. As dictated by Skip Hollandsworth’s novel of the same name, Johnson enters “dangerous, dubious territory when he finds himself attracted to a woman who enlists his services.”

The movie premiered last September in Venice but has experienced a resurgence of popularity following its Netflix debut. We are well aware that popularity doesn’t necessarily correlate with quality. However, after a successful week on Netflix, Hit Man has racked up an impressive audience score of 93 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, the critics have given it a score of 97 per cent.

Between June 3rd and 9th, Hit Man accumulated an impressive 20,800,000 viewing hours. Meanwhile, in second place, Brad Peyton’s Atlas achieved 17,800,000 hours In third and fourth respectively are Ice Age: Collision Course and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, with around 7million hours a piece in their third week on the platform. 

Elsewhere, the top ten is dominated by family-friendly titles, including The Lego Movie and Sing 2, which is sitting comfortably in seventh place in its 12th week in the ranking. 

The most popular films on Netflix this week:

  • Hit Man
  • Atlas
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Home
  • Mother of the Bride
  • Sing 2
  • Real Steel
  • The Lego Movie
  • How to Rob a Bank