One point for the Straw Hat Pirates!
One Piece soared to the top of Netflix’s English-language TV charts during its premiere week with 18.5M views from August 28 to September 3. The live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga is in the Top 10 in 93 countries and No. 1 in 46 of them, according to Netflix.
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As Deadline reported last week, the buzz for the series was already fairly high at launch, considering the manga and the anime version of the series already have a dedicated fan base. However, 18.5M views is not nearly as strong a start as many of Netflix’s more recent series that have made the all-time most popular list. For example, Wednesday boasted 341.23M hours viewed in its first week back in November 2022 — which would translate to about 43M views. Queen Charlotte drew about 148M hours viewed in its first week, which is about 24M views.
There is certainly time for the series to continue to gain traction, as word of mouth is often a big audience driver for Netflix.
That’s probably why Netflix’s most-viewed title for the week was Adam Sandler’s family comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, which drew 21.9M views in its second week on Netflix. Add that to the 12.3M views from its premiere week, and the film has now managed nearly 34M views.
It still has a ways to go before it would make it onto the most popular film list, considering the No. 10 spot is currently Extraction 2 with 270M views. There’s still plenty of time to go for both You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah and One Piece, thanks to the 91-day premiere window Netflix instituted a few months ago.
One Piece hails from Tomorrow Studios, which acquired the rights to the IP for live action adaptation, with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements as series executive producers. You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah is produced by Happy Madison & Alloy Entertainment.
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