Two Disney + movies beat Netflix in top ten streaming rankings

The latest streaming issues are from Nielsen, and the two top-ranked films for the week of October 18-24 are from Disney +, beating its main competitor on Netflix. The Marvel Studios movie Black Widow —The first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to premiere simultaneously in theaters and on Disney + – and Hocus pocus came first and second, respectively. Netflix completes the Top 5 with The forgotten battle In third place, Go in style in fourth, and Night teeth (2021) in fifth. Ironically, Disney + and Netflix have five Top 10 movies each.

Black Widow debuted at Disney + this summer, with Disney deciding to offer it to subscribers at the same time it hits theaters through Disney Premier Access. For the price of $ 29.99, Disney + subscribers could pay to watch the MCU prequel movie. The company touted record streaming figures for Black Widow, but that didn’t stop her star, Scarlett Johansson, from suing Disney over the move. Johansson asserted Black WidowIts box office was hit by the hybrid release strategy, which cost it millions of dollars. A game of one-upmanship has been played in the media between the two parties, along with other celebrities and executives. Johansson and Disney finally settled the lawsuit in September, and the star is even working with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige on a no-secret. Black Widow Project.

“I am very happy that we were able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black WidowDisney Studios Content President Alan Bergman said in a statement. “We appreciate his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s. The tower of terror. ”Johansson added,“ I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I am incredibly proud of the work we have done together over the years and have really enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in the years to come. “

“We are already working with Scarlett on anotherTied to the black widow Marvel Studios’ top secret project with her as a producer, ”Feige revealed during a celebration of Scarlett Johansson’s career. “Scarlett is one of the most talented, versatile and beloved actors of our time. It was truly a pleasure to work with someone of his caliber. From those epic workouts preparing for hallway combat in Iron man 2, to the press tour around the world in Avengers: Endgame to partner with you as a producer on Black Widow, working with you Scarlett has truly been one of the most memorable and rewarding collaborations of my career. “

For fans who didn’t want to pay the Disney + Premier Access price to stream Black Widow, the MCU movie became available for free to all subscribers on October 6. This is probably what helped propel him to first place in the Nielsen rankings in the last week of October.

Hocus pocus may come as a surprise for the second spot, but with all the recent gossip for its sequel, it might have helped boost viewership. Hocus Pocus 2 was officially announced in December 2020, although it was unclear at the time whether original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy would return. This was officially confirmed on Halloween this year, with the additions of Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Hannah Wadingham, Juju Brener, Froy Guiterrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen.

What do you think of Disney + beating Netflix in Nielsen’s Top 10 Streaming Movies for the week of October? Were any surprises on the list? Let us know in the comments.

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