New Netflix movie among the top 10 in 88 countries

A Netflix subscriber couldn’t resist a bit of confessional sarcasm on Twitter ahead of the September 1 release of the streamer’s romantic comedy. love in the village, set in Italy and starring Kat Graham and Tom Hopper. “Netflix’s new romantic comedy love in the village unpleasant appearance? this user asked, rhetorically. “Yeah. Am I still going to watch it? Absolutely fucking.”

In fact, enough Netflix subscribers around the world seem to have felt the same way, so much so that it didn’t even take a full week for the movie to rocket up the Netflix Top 10 charts. At the time of this writing, for example, the movie is currently the #2 movie on Netflix in the US. What’s more impressive, however, is the extent to which people are streaming it. globally.

love in the village — #2 on Netflix worldwide

Between its debut on Netflix on September 1 and September 4, love in the village racked up 41.2 million hours of viewing across Netflix’s global subscriber base. That’s according to the latest weekly Top 10 data that the streamer released on Tuesday, September 6.

Plus, that was enough viewing activity to make the movie a top 10 Netflix movie in a whopping 88 countries this week.

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(L to R) Tom Hopper as Charlie and Kat Graham as Julie in the Netflix movie “Love In The Villa.” Image Source: Riccardo Ghilardi/Netflix

Here is the official Netflix description for love in the village – which, in keeping with many of Netflix’s biggest streaming hits of late, has also been panned on Rotten Tomatoes by critics and fans alike:

“A young woman (Kat Graham) takes a trip to romantic Verona, Italy, after a breakup, only to discover that the villa she booked is booked twice, and she’ll have to share her vacation with a cynical and very good-looking… British (Tom Hopper).

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Rotten Tomatoes ratings

You have to take this kind of thing with a grain of salt, because online reviews aren’t a perfect 1:1 representation of all the feelings of all the people who streamed a given title. Nevertheless, love in the village There’s a pretty amazing trend continuing on Netflix lately, where the platform shows that many of the most-watched shows and movies have garnered huge numbers of viewers. And yet, critics and fans roundly criticize them.

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A promotional image from the Netflix movie Love In The Villa.” Image Source: Riccardo Ghilardi/Netflix

Case in point? The #1 Netflix Movie in the World and the #1 Netflix TV Series in the World Right Now (Personal time Y echoes, respectively). We pointed out in a previous post how the Rotten Tomatoes scores for both titles are abysmal.

Also, the story with love in the village it’s the same. A critics score of 43% on Rotten Tomatoes, and an even worse audience score of 36%. And yet? This is a Top 10 movie in 88 countries around the world right now. The moral of the story, I suppose, is that it could be better, sure, but at least someone is watching.


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