The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: January 2023
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The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week: January 2023

Netflix UK has published their latest film statistics, which show Scott Cooper’s new blockbuster, The Pale Blue Eye, at the top of the streaming chart. The adaption of Louis Baynard’s 2003 novel stars Christian Bale, Harry Melling and Gillian Anderson and has amassed 39,860,000 hours viewed so far. 

Trailing The Pale Blue Eye in second and third place are The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker,  the 2013 viral video featuring a hitchhiker Kai Lawrence, and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the new Rian Johnson-directed follow-up to 2019’s Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig. See the full top ten most streamed films list below. 

In other Netflix-related news, the SAG Awards (Screen Actor’s Guild) have announced that this year’s ceremony will be streamed on the streamer’s YouTube channel. Beginning in 2024, the ceremony will be streamed exclusively via the Netflix platform. 

SAG-AFTRA executive director Duncan-Crabtree Ireland released a statement concerning the new partnership with Netflix: “We are thrilled to embark on this exciting new partnership with Netflix, and we look forward to expanding the global audience for our show…As the only televised awards program exclusively honouring the performances of actors whose work is admired by millions of fans, the SAG Awards are a unique and cherished part of the entertainment universe.”

Netflix has begun a move into the realm of live streaming among its popular services. The streamer is still refining the technology required to run the platform effectively, but its first test drive of the service will be a Chris Rock comedy special which airs on March 4th.

See the official trailer for Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye below.

The 10 most popular films on Netflix this week:

  1. The Pale Blue Eye (39,860,000)
  2. The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (21,270,000)
  3. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery ( 19,480,000)
  4. Dog Gone (18,880,000)
  5. Sing (10,400,000)
  6. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (8,310,000)
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level (6,360,000)
  8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (5,630,000)
  9. Colombiana (4,860,000)
  10. Daddy Day Care (4,850,000)