Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Netflix's surprise Norwegian hit 'Troll' has just broken a monstrous all-time record
Image: Netflix

Netflix’s surprise Norwegian hit ‘Troll’ has just broken a monstrous all-time record

Can anyone stop this creature feature?

Netflix’s gamble on foreign productions has paid off handsomely yet again, with their latest breaking a massive all-time record unlikely to be rebroken anytime soon.

Recommended Videos

Norwegian kaiju film Troll has been a surprise hit for the streaming giant, with the film coming out of absolutely nowhere to not just be king of the hill on their charts — but become their all-time record holder. Within just three weeks, Troll is now Netflix’s most popular non-English language film ever put on the platform. The numbers are staggering – over 128 million hours viewed as of Dec. 11 with plenty more hours likely logged since the last official Netflix report.

It’s not the only record the Norwegian flick has broken, with it also seeing the biggest ever premiere for a non-English film in Netflix’s history with its second week seeing 52 million after an opening of 76 million. How exactly this film has caught this much steam is very hard to track.

There’s several elements likely at play here: a strong domestic showing in Norway, intrigue from across Scandinavia, followed up by word of mouth and front-page advertising to the English-speaking world. The film also broke a bit of a trend on Netflix’s charts, with it one of the few new film releases not somehow related to the holiday season.

Impressively, it also has no franchise roots making it a rare original property making it big. Trollheads will be pleased to know this could launch a franchise, with its future very much dictated by its performance, which has surely taken even Netflix by surprise.


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 about our Affiliate Policy
Author
Image of Jamie Dunkin
Jamie Dunkin
Writer for We Got This Covered, and other sites in the GAMURS Group. Football fan, LEGO enthusiast, and beer enjoyer. @jamie_dunkin on Twitter