According to stats that Netflix recently shared with IndieWire, the streaming giant pulled in a massive viewership for its new series Bridgerton and the family film We Can Be Heroes during Christmas week. Those numbers show that both projects resonated across the world, including in Latin American countries, such as Argentina and Brazil.
Netflix reported the biggest numbers in its history between December 25-31. The risqué English drama Bridgerton has reached more than 63 million households and landed in the No. 1 spot in 76 countries, including Brazil, France, the U.K. and the United States. This makes Bridgerton the “fifth-biggest original series launch of all time” for Netflix.
Robert Rodriguez’s kid-friendly superhero adventure We Can Be Heroes reached 44 million households during the holiday week, too. Netflix has greenlit the movie for a sequel, which stars Pedro Pascal (TV’s The Mandalorian), YaYa Gosselin (TV’s FBI: Most Wanted) and Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel).
The George Clooney film The Midnight Sky became Netflix’s biggest theatrical release of the year when it played in 800 theaters and 16 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Spain, the U.K. and the United States. The sci-fi drama follows a scientist in the Arctic trying to stop a group of astronauts from returning to earth and learning of a global catastrophe that has taken place while they were gone.
We’re only assuming (facetiously), but maybe if Pascal played one of those astronauts, The Midnight Sky would have shattered box office records.