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

As we approach July, there has been a shuffle in the Netflix top ten rankings. This month, we have sadly had to say goodbye to some of our favourite shows and movies as the platform cycles its content calendar. However, there are plenty of exciting new titles, many of which are performing very well. 

New movies arriving on the platform this month include 1917, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Ali, and Burn After Reading. Perhaps the most notable new entrant is Hit Man, which rose to the very top of the top ten following its arrival on June 7th. 

Richard Linklater, known for the past successes of Dazed and Confused and School of Rock, helmed Hit Man, a movie centred on the life of assassin Gary Johnson. Glen Powell, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film, stars as the titular character. By day, Johnson is a psychology and philosophy professor at the University of New Orleans, but by night, he operates as a silent assassin. 

Netflix’s synopsis reveals that Johnson is a by-the-book assassin linked with the NOLA police. Based on Skip Hollandsworth’s novel of the same name, the story takes a twist when Johnson becomes infatuated with a woman who seeks his lethal services.

Hit Man premiered in Venice last September but has gained renewed attention since its release on Netflix. While popularity and quality don’t always align, after a strong week on the streaming platform, Hit Man boasts a 93 per cent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and an impressive 97 per cent from critics.

In its first week on the platform, Hit Man accumulated 20.8m viewing hours. In its second week, June 10th-16th, it built on this impressively with 26.5m hours from a one-hour 56 runtime. This equates to 13.7m views in total. 

Elsewhere, the top ten movie list has shuffled dramatically. In the previous week, Brad Peyton’s Atlas trailed in second place, with Ice Age: Collision Course and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in third and fourth, respectively. Further below were children’s favourites, The Lego Movie and Sing 2

Now, Atlas is in tenth place. Meanwhile, John Singleton’s 2005 movie Four Brothers is in second place, with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning and Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors trailing in third and fourth place, respectively. 

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The most popular films on Netflix this week:

  • Hit Man
  • Four Brothers
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning
  • Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors
  • Wonder
  • Home
  • Safe House
  • Ultraman: Rising
  • How to Rob a Bank
  • Atlas