What Killed Blonde at Netflix? The Gerard Butler Did It

No Netflix movie this 12 months obtained extra press than Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” nevertheless it had a brief reign on the prime of the chart.

Few Netflix originals have obtained as a lot advance press and social media consideration than Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” his adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas. It will have been shocking had it not instantly risen to #1 on the streamer’s prime 10 film record — and it did. That lasted three days.

Going through crucial backlash and less-than-stellar phrase of mouth, it’s now at #3.  So as to add to the ignominy, what changed it was the Gerard Butler thriller “Final Seen Alive,” which had a short run as a direct-to-VOD launch in Could.

In current weeks, Netflix originals “Lou,” “Finish of the Highway,” “Me Time,” Day Shift,” and “Look Each Methods” all spent extra time atop its movie-watching chart. Some had stars like Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Queen Latifah, and Jamie Foxx to raise them. De Armas is just not the identical boldface title, however her credit embody “Knives Out,” “No Time to Die,” and the streamer’s personal “The Grey Man.”

That is the most recent instance of a Netflix venture the place a famous director has free rein to current his cinematic imaginative and prescient, nevertheless it doesn’t essentially draw viewers. Movies are by no means going to be the streamers’ prime performers; that honor belongs to its collection (like its present hit, “Dahmer”). Not like “The Grey Man,” which value over $200 million and spent eight days at primary. “Blonde” is a a lot inexpensive funding.  As typical, Netflix is not going to verify the price range for “Blonde,” however Selection listed it as $22 million.

Additionally forward of “Blonde,” at #2, is “Inheritance,” a 2020 thriller with Lily Collins. The one different Netflix originals charting are final week’s #1 “Lou” in sixth place, whereas Tyler Perry’s “Jazzman Blues” is #7 (it by no means topped the record). Netflix’s long-term studio offers make up the remainder of the chart, together with two “Rush Hour” entries (the unique at #4).

One new entry is an anomaly — Rob Zombie’s “The Munsters,” which Common launched in theaters and on VOD this weekend, is #8 on Netflix. Curiously, its simultaneous streaming went to not its in-house Peacock however a rival. Even with a scorecard, it’s robust to determine the gamers.

Sony’s “Bullet Practice” ($19.99), in line with the studio’s lengthy theatrical home windows, was launched final week on PVOD. It leads solely at Vudu, calculating by income, with “Prime Gun: Maverick” (Paramount/$4.99-$5.99) main at iTunes and Google Play the place transactions are the favored metric. (It’s #2 at Vudu).

These two plus Sony’s “The place the Crawdads Sing” ($5.99) and Common’s “Nope” ($5.99) ranked on all 4 charts, which noticed an above common variety of new releases. Aside from “Bullet Practice,” none made multiple record.

Vudu, which elevates more-expensive PVOD releases, has “Fall” (Lionsgate/$19.99) at #3, a current low-budget thriller about two younger feminine climbers atop a 2,000 foot Mojave Desert tower, whereas A24 theatrical launch “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies” ($19.99) is #8. The horror movie waited two months earlier than shifting to PVOD.

“Emily the Felony”

iTunes has Roadside Points of interest’ “Emily the Felony” ($6.99) putting fourth. “Bandit” (Quiver/$6.99), with Josh Duhamel robbing banks and jewelers in Canada is #5, and “Vesper” (IFC/$6.99), which obtained minor theatrical play this weekend, is#8.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies day by day by variety of transactions. These are the listings for October 3. Distributors listed are present rights house owners. Costs for all titles are for rental.


1. Prime Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $5.99

2. Bullet Practice (Sony) – $19.99

3. The place the Crawdads Sing (Sony) – $5.99

4. Emily the Felony (Roadside Points of interest) – $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. Nope (Common) – $19.99

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


Google Play

1. Prime Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $4.99

2. Bullet Practice (Sony) – $19.99

3. The place the Crawdads Sing (Sony) – $5.99

4. Nope (Common) – $19.99

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

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

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

8. Every thing In all places All at As soon as (A24) – $4.99

9. X (A24) – $4.99

10. The Black Telephone (Common) – $5.99



Vudu ranks by income, not transactions, which elevates Premium VOD titles. This record covers September 26 – October 2

1. Bullet Practice (Sony) – $19.99

2. Prime Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $4.99

3. Fall (Lionsgate) – $19.99

4. Nope (Common) – $19.99

5. After Ever Pleased (Voltage) – $19.99

6. Beast (Common) – $19.99

7. Elvis (WBD) – $5.99

8. Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies (A24) – $19.99

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

10. The place the Crawdads Sing (Sony) – $5.99


Netflix Motion pictures

Most seen, present rating on Netflix’s day by day chart on Monday, October 3. Originals embody each Netflix-produced and -acquired titles it initially presents within the U.S. Netflix publishes its personal weekly prime 10 on Tuesdays based mostly on time seen.

1. Final Seen Alive (2022 VOD launch)

2. The Inheritance (2021 VOD launch)

3. Blonde (2022 Netflix authentic)

4. Rush Hour (1998 theatrical launch)

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

6. Lou (2022 Netflix authentic)

7. A Jazzman’s Blues (2022 Netflix authentic)

8. The Munsters (2022 VOD launch)

9. Rush Hour 3 (2013 theatrical launch)

10. Robin Hood (2010 theatrical launch)

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