‘Hit Man’ Debuts With A Bang On Netflix’s Global Top 10 Movies Chart

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Glen Powell and Adria Arjona’s critically-acclaimed crime comedy Hit Man is a hit worldwide with Netflix viewers.

Powell stars in the mostly true story about Gary Johnson, a laid-back college instructor who has a part-time gig as a fake hit man for the New Orleans Police Department.

Thanks to his clever disguises and engaging personality, Gary is very successful in getting would-be criminals to hand over envelopes full of cash, which is all the NOPD needs to bust the perpetrator.

In an uncharacteristic move, Gary decides not to go through with a sting operation involving Maddy Masters (Arjona)—a housewife who wants to put out a hit on her ultra-controlling husband.

After convincing Maddy that she’d be better off using the cash to divorce her husband and start her life anew, Gary goes back to work and everything is business as usual—that is until Maddy contacts him and they quickly develop a romance.

The problem, however, is that Gary can’t reveal his real identity to Maddy, which leads to a situation that puts them both in peril.

Released on June 7, Hit Man was viewed 10.8 million times—which equates to 20.8 million viewing hours—during the week of June 3-9.

The numbers were enough to vault Hit Man to the No. 1 slot on the Netflix Top 10 Movies chart. In addition, Hit Man was the most-viewed film in the U.S. and in 14 other countries around the world.

‘Atlas’ Drops Out Of Top Slot After 2 Weeks

Jennifer Lopez’s AI thriller Atlas—which held the No. 1 spot on the Netflix Global Top 10 Movies chart for the past two weeks—dropped to No. 2 for the week of June 3-9.

Like Hit Man, Atlas is a Netflix original movie. In its third week on the streaming service, Atlas had 8.9 million views, which translates to 17.8 million viewing hours.

Coming in at No. 3 on the top global movies chart was the animated adventure Ice Age: Collision Course (4.8 million views/7.7 million viewing hours), which was followed by Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (4.1 million views/6.5 million viewing hours).

Finishing at No. 5 on the global movies chart was Home (3.6 million views/5.7 million viewing hours).

Hit Man marks the latest high-profile original release from Netflix. More originals are on the way this month, including the Jessica Alba crime thriller Trigger Warning on June 21 and the Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron romantic comedy A Family Affair, which is set for a June 28 release.

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