Netflix: Most Popular Video Game Movies, by hours viewed
Video game movieHours viewed,
in millions
The Angry Birds Movie28.0
Uncharted (2022)26.4
The Angry Birds Movie 224.3
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution18.8
Warcraft10.5
Monster Hunter8.7
Assassins Creed8.2
Resident Evil: Apocalypse6.4
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life6.0
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle5.8
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: Jan to Jun 2023
  • Published: Dec 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Popularity of "The Angry Birds Movie" series

"The Angry Birds Movie" leads the chart with 28.0 million hours viewed, and its sequel, "The Angry Birds Movie 2", also shows significant popularity, accumulating 24.3 million hours. Together, these two films from the same franchise account for 52.3 million hours of viewing time, highlighting the series' strong appeal to Netflix audiences globally.

Top contenders include recent releases

Recent video game adaptations "Uncharted (2022) " and "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution" are among the top viewed, with 26.4 million and 18.8 million hours, respectively. These numbers reflect the ongoing interest in newer adaptations of video game franchises.

Variety in game genres represented

The list showcases a wide range of video game genres, from action-adventure in "Uncharted (2022) " and "Assassin's Creed", to fantasy in "Warcraft", and family-friendly animations like "The Angry Birds Movie" series and "Pokémon" movies. This variety indicates Netflix's diverse appeal to different audience segments.

Comparison between adaptations of older and newer games

Older game adaptations such as "Warcraft" and "Assassin's Creed" have garnered 10.5 million and 8.2 million hours respectively, while newer releases like "Uncharted (2022) " and "Monster Hunter" show strong performance with 26.4 million and 8.7 million hours. This suggests that adaptations of newer video games might be more appealing to the current Netflix audience.

Lower viewership for some established franchises

Despite the popularity of their video game counterparts, some well-established franchises like "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" observed lower viewership on Netflix, with 6.4 million and 6.0 million hours respectively. This could indicate a shift in audience preference towards newer or less frequently adapted video game movies.

Total hours viewed for top video game movies

The total hours viewed for the ten video game movies listed amount to 143.7 million. This substantial viewership underscores the significant interest in video game adaptations among Netflix's global audience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the most viewed video game adapted movies on Netflix?

The most viewed video game adapted movies on Netflix include "The Angry Birds Movie" with 28.0 million hours seen, and its sequel, "The Angry Birds Movie 2", with 24.3 million hours watched.

What is the total viewing time for the top video game movies on Netflix?

The total viewing time for the top video game movies on Netflix sums up to a significant 143.7 million hours.

Terms and Definitions

Netflix is a popular global streaming platform that offers a vast library of films, TV shows, documentaries, and more. Users subscribe to the service on a monthly basis and are then able to stream content on demand.

Video game movies are films directly based on or inspired by video games. These can be either animated or live-action productions, and typically aim to reproduce the narratives, worlds, or characters of the original games.

"Hours viewed" is a metric denoted by streaming platforms that tracks collectively how many hours a particular content has been watched. It measures the total time in hours that users have spent viewing a specific movie or show.

Streaming is a method of consuming media where data (such as video or audio) is sent in a continuous stream over the Internet, allowing playback to start while the remainder of the data is still arriving. This is different from downloading, where all data must be received before playback can begin.

A subscriber is a paid member of a service. In Netflix's context, a subscriber is an individual or a part of a household that pays a monthly fee to gain access to the streaming service's library of content.

Live-action, in film and television production, refers to cinematography that uses actors to play characters, as opposed to animation. Live-action productions can use computer-generated imagery (CGI) for special effects, but the main elements are filmed in real-world settings with human actors.

An animated movie is a film created using techniques that give life to drawings, models, or computer-generated characters. Animated movies can typically achieve visual effects beyond the reach of live-action films and can be based on a variety of genres, including video games.
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