Extraction

Extraction Is Officially Netflix’s Most-Watched Original Movie

Like virtually every other major streaming service, Netflix can often be quite vague when it comes to releasing viewership data for their in-house content unless it turns out to be a major success, but luckily for them, the streaming giant have been on quite the hot streak recently.

Like virtually every other major streaming service, Netflix can often be quite vague when it comes to releasing viewership data for their in-house content unless it turns out to be a major success, but luckily for them, the streaming giant have been on quite the hot streak recently.

Recommended Videos

With millions of people having been largely confined to their home for months, Netflix has released a series of high-profile originals to keep their subscribers occupied during the Coronavirus pandemic, and while they haven’t all been the subject of universal acclaim, they’ve nonetheless managed to dominate the cultural conversation.

The Last Days of American Crime may be one of the worst movies of the year, but people still checked it out in huge numbers, while steamy Polish drama 365 Dni also had the internet buzzing for a brief minute. Throw in Spike Lee’s potential awards season contender Da 5 Bloods and Charlize Theron’s hit new action movie The Old Guard and there’s been plenty to keep viewers occupied.

However, none of them have managed to hold a candle to Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction, which became Netflix’s most-watched premiere ever when it debuted back in April, and with the company recently revealing the official viewing figures for their original movies, it turns out that a massive 99 million subscribers checked out director Sam Hargrave’s feature debut in the first four weeks it was available, making it their most-viewed original film.

That’s an incredible number for any pic, never mind a mid-budget action outing from a first-time director, and it easily outstripped the likes of Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Netflix favorite Adam Sandler’s Murder Mystery. No wonder a second installment was given the go-ahead so soon after Extraction captured the imagination of subscribers around the world, and based on the numbers, it looks like audiences are more than happy to see what Tyler Rake gets up to in the upcoming sequel.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Help! The ‘Poor Things’ director’s next movie dropped its first trailer and I have no idea what’s happening
Willem Dafoe looking up in Kinds of Kindness trailer.
Read Article An MCU movie that must live up to a $2.2 billion legacy is rumored to be so bad, it’s facing a second round of reshoots
Tony Stark face palms in 'Captain America: Civil War.'
Read Article Who is Tom Bombadil, Middle Earth’s most powerful hermit?
Tom Bombadil
Read Article Is there a ‘Twilight The New Chapter’ release date?
Read Article ‘Knives Out 3’ official title, release window, cast, and more
Daniel Craig in 2019's 'Knives Out.'
Related Content
Read Article Help! The ‘Poor Things’ director’s next movie dropped its first trailer and I have no idea what’s happening
Willem Dafoe looking up in Kinds of Kindness trailer.
Read Article An MCU movie that must live up to a $2.2 billion legacy is rumored to be so bad, it’s facing a second round of reshoots
Tony Stark face palms in 'Captain America: Civil War.'
Read Article Who is Tom Bombadil, Middle Earth’s most powerful hermit?
Tom Bombadil
Read Article Is there a ‘Twilight The New Chapter’ release date?
Read Article ‘Knives Out 3’ official title, release window, cast, and more
Daniel Craig in 2019's 'Knives Out.'
Author
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.