“Godzilla Minus One” storms Netflix’s U.S. Top 10

“Godzilla Minus One” storms Netflix’s U.S. Top 10

“Godzilla Minus One,” the 2023 Oscar-winning masterpiece, has made an unexpected and thunderous debut on Netflix.

The film, a proud product of Japan’s iconic Toho Studios, has not only stomped its way into the hearts of viewers but has also claimed a spot among the top 10 most-watched movies in the United States.

Directed and co-written by the visionary Takashi Yamazaki, “Godzilla Minus One” has brought home the coveted Oscar for Best Visual Effects, marking a historic first for the legendary franchise that traces its origins back to 1954.

According to Netflix’s latest rankings for the week spanning from May 27 to June 2, “Godzilla Minus One” roared into the seventh position on the U.S. Top 10 Movies chart. While specific viewing figures for the U.S. market were not disclosed, the film’s monumental success resonated across several countries including the Bahamas, Brazil, and Canada. In Europe, it soared to the top 10 in various nations such as Bulgaria, Croatia, and Germany, among others.

The acclaim surrounding “Godzilla Minus One” extends far beyond its chart-topping status. With its arrival on Netflix, the film has been hailed as one of the best-reviewed movies set to grace the streaming platform this June.

Critics, echoing the sentiments of audiences worldwide, have showered the film with accolades, bestowing upon it an impressive 98% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 186 reviews. Not to be outdone, viewers have echoed this sentiment with a matching 98% “fresh” Audience Score, drawing from over 2,500 verified user ratings.

Yet, amidst its towering success, “Godzilla Minus One” faces formidable competition in the coming week. The eagerly anticipated Netflix original film “Hit Man” is poised to make its debut, featuring a star-studded cast led by Glen Powell and Adria Arjona.

Meanwhile, the current week’s U.S. Top 10 Movies chart is dominated by a diverse array of titles, including the sci-fi thriller “Atlas,” which continues to reign supreme as the global favorite. With its gripping narrative on the dangers of artificial intelligence, “Atlas” has secured the coveted top spot on the Netflix Global Top 10 Movies chart for the second consecutive week, amassing a staggering 31.6 million views, equivalent to 63.1 million viewing hours.

As “Godzilla Minus One” continues to captivate audiences with its awe-inspiring spectacle, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of cinema’s most beloved behemoth.