‘The Killer’ & ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Lead Netflix Top 10 Charts
Nov 21, 2023
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David Fincher’s highly-anticipated thriller, The Killer, has soared to the top of Netflix’s charts, becoming the most-watched title of the week with 27.9 million views. The film, based on a French graphic novel, follows a cold-blooded assassin with a conscience who becomes the target of a manhunt after a failed hit. On the TV side of Netflix, Shawn Levy’s All the Light We Cannot See took the top spot this week.
Academy Award nominee David Fincher shot to the top of the Netflix Top 10 charts this week following the release of his highly-anticipated new thriller, The Killer starring Michael Fassbender. The film, which has been nearly two decades in the making for the Se7en mastermind, stands alone as the most-watched title of the week with 27.9 million views, reaching #1 in 88 countries and landing within the Top 10 in 93. Based on the French graphic novel of the same name by Alexis Nolent and Luc Jacamon, Fincher’s latest is billed as a “bloody, brutal, and stylish noir” film about a cold and calculating assassin with a conscience who finds himself at the wrong end of a manhunt as his employers seek to erase him over a botched hit.
Falling to the second rung of the English film ranking is the U.K. thriller Locked In, last week’s chart-topper starring Finn Cole, Rose Williams, and Famke Janssen, which added another 13.2 million views to its total. The tense film follows a nurse’s journey to resolve the mystery surrounding one of her coma patients, only to uncover a web of affairs, bitterness, and ultimately murder at the core of it all. Other prominent titles featured on the charts include Sylvester Stallone’s documentary Sly in fourth place with 5.9 million views, the Annette Bening and Jodie Foster-led Nyad in fifth with 5.8 million, and Pain Hustlers starring Emily Blunt and Chris Evans in sixth with 5.1 million. People are also still loving Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, landing it in seventh with another 4.4 million to its name.
On the non-English film side, the French action-comedy Wingwomen clung to the top spot with another 11.6 million, though Fincher and Fassbender assured it’s no longer the streamer’s top draw. The film follows best friends and professional thieves Alex (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and Carole (Mélanie Laurent) who fight for their freedom from a life on the run with the help of a motorbike champion. The holiday spirit is in the air too, with The Claus Family 3 from Belgium notably bursting onto the chart in fourth place with 2.8 million views.
‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Shines Even Brighter in First Full Week
The top of the Netflix charts is entirely ruled by adaptations this week as Shawn Levy’s WWII series All the Light We Cannot See, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr, returned to the peak for a second straight week. Thanks to this being its first full week of availability, it eclipsed its debut viewership with 10.1 million views over its original 9.8 million. While viewers were eager to continue watching the intertwining journeys of Marie-Laure (Aria Mia Loberti) and Werner (Louis Hofmann) through Nazi-occupied France, they were just as excited to read Doerr’s original novel, which returned to top the New York Times bestseller list thanks to the renewed popularity.
Leading the charge for television chart newcomers was the investigative docuseries Escaping Twin Flames, which dives into the sinister dealings of the online Twin Flames Universe community. The series hit third on the chart with 4.1 million views followed by another docuseries following the rise of Robbie Williams at 3.9 million, and finally, the violent animated epic Blue Eye Samurai starring Maya Erskine which placed sixth at 2.9 million. On the non-English chart, Lupin Part 3 was dethroned by Season 3 of the Turkish drama The Tailor with 4.4 million views.
Netflix has a few more major projects on the way to round out the year. Check out our guide to everything releasing throughout the rest of November for a look at what else there is to look forward to before we enter the final month of 2023.
Image via Netflix The Killer (2023) After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal. Release Date November 10, 2023 Director David Fincher Cast Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Monique Ganderton Runtime 118 minutes Main Genre Action
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