What Killed a Blonde on Netflix? Gerard Butler did it

No Netflix movie got more press this year than Andrew Dominic’s “Blonde,” but his reign was short at the top of the chart.

Few Netflix originals have previously received as much press and social media attention as Andrew Dominic.”BlondeAdapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas. Surprisingly, it didn’t immediately rise to #1 on the top 10 streaming movies list – and it did. It lasted three days.

In the face of critical reactions and less-than-stellar word of mouth, she was now ranked third. To add to the shame, what replaced it was Gerard Butler’s thriller “Last Seen Alive”, which had a short role in the live show of-VOD Release in May.

In recent weeks, Netflix originals “Lou,” “End of the Road,” “Me Time,” “Day Shift,” and “Look Both Ways” have all spent more time at the top of its movie-watching chart. Some had stars like Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx to promote. De Armas is not the same dark name, but its credits include “Knives Out,” “No Time to Die,” and player-specific “The Gray Man.”

This is the latest example of a Netflix project where a famous director is free to offer his cinematic vision, but it doesn’t necessarily attract viewers. Movies will never be the best performing in streaming; This honor belongs to her series (like her current hit “Dahmer”). Unlike The Gray Man, which cost more than $200 million and spent eight days at number one. “Blonde” is a much less expensive investment. As usual, Netflix won’t confirm “Blonde”‘s budget, but Variety listed it as $22 million.

Also moving up was “Blonde” in second place, “Inheritance,” a 2020 thriller starring Lily Collins. The only other chart for Netflix originals is last week’s #1 “Lou” at number six, while Tyler Perry’s “Jazzman Blues” took #7 (never topped the list). Netflix’s long-term studio deals make up the rest of the chart, including two “Rush Hour” entries (original at #4).

One new entry is an anomaly — Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, which Universal released in theaters and in VOD this weekend, is #8 on Netflix. Oddly enough, the simulcast did not go to his inner peacock but to a competitor. Even with a scorecard, it’s hard to tell the players.

Sony “Express train($19.99), consistent with the studio’s long theatrical windows, was released last week on PVOD. It only performs in Vudu, counting revenue, with “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount / $4.99-$5.99) at iTunes and Google Play where coefficients are the preferred metric.(It’s #2 in Vudu).

These two as well as Sony’s “Where the Crawdads Sing” ($5.99) and Universal’s “Nope” ($5.99) were ranked on the four charts, which saw an above-average number of new releases. Apart from “Bullet Train”, there was no more than one list.

Vudu, which raises the bar for more expensive PVOD versions, took “Fall” (Lionsgate/$19.99) at number three, a modern low-budget thriller about two young female climbers atop a 2,000-foot Mojave Desert Tower, while the theatrical A24 version of “Bodies Bodies Bodies” ($19.99) is No. 8. The horror movie waited two months before it moved to PVOD.

“Emily the criminal”

iTunes took “Emily the Outlaw” from Milestones ($6.99) at number four. Bandit (Quiver / $6.99), with Josh Duhamel robbing banks and jewelers in Canada, took fifth, while Vesper (IFC / $6.99), which received minor play this weekend, was eighth.

iTunes and Google Play rank the movies daily by number of transactions. These are the October 3 listings. Listed distributors are the current rights holders. Prices of all titles for rent.


1. Top Gun: The Maverick (Paramount) – $5.99

2. Bullet Train (Sony) – $19.99

3. Where Cordades sings (Sony) – $5.99

4. Emily the Outlaw (Roadside attractions) – $6.99

5. Bandit (quiver) – $6.99

6. Elvis (WBD) – $5.99

7. Mrs. Harris goes to Paris (Focus) – $5.99

8. Vesper (IFC) – $6.99

9. Clay (Global) – $19.99

10. Jurassic World: Dominion (Global) – $5.99

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1. Top Gun: The Maverick (Paramount) – $4.99

2. Bullet Train (Sony) – $19.99

3. Where Cordades sings (Sony) – $5.99

4. No (Global) – $19.99

5. Jurassic World: Dominion (Global) – $5.99

6. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) – $5.99

7. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Global) – $19.99

8. Everything everywhere at once (A24) – $4.99

9. X (A24) – $4.99

10. Black Phone (Global) – $5.99


Vudu ranks by revenue, not transactions, which raises premium VOD titles. This list covers September 26 – October 2

1. Bullet Train (Sony) – $19.99

2. Top Gun: The Dissident (Paramount) – $4.99

3. Fall (Lionsgate) – $19.99

4. No (Global) – $19.99

5. After happiness (Effort) – $19.99

6. Monster (Global) – $19.99

7. Elvis (WBD) – $5.99

8. Bodies Bodies Bodies (A24) – $19.99

9. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) – $19.99

10. Where Cordades sings (Sony) – $5.99

Netflix movies

The current most-watched ranking on Netflix’s daily chart on Monday, October 3rd. The originals include both titles originally produced and acquired from Netflix in the United States.

1. Last seen alive (VOD 2022 edition)

2. Inheritance (VOD 2021 version)

3. Blonde (Netflix original 2022 release)

4. Rush hour (theatrical release 1998)

5. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005 theatrical release)

6. Lu (Netflix original 2022 release)

7. Jazman Blues (Netflix original 2022 release)

8. Monster (VOD 2022 edition)

9. Rush hour 3 (2013 theatrical release)

10. Robin Hood (theatrical release 2010)

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