New version of Disney + dominates Nielsen streaming charts
One of the latest Disney + additions is already one of the most popular things streaming. Added to the service in August, Cruel became the country’s most-watched movie this week, and it wasn’t even much of a comparison. A new report from Nielsen Research says more than 813 million minutes of Cruella were watched throughout the week, nearly 300 million more than second on the list in Netflix’s Sweet Girl (2021).
Netflix then added two more back-to-back features He is all that and Vivo, with respectively 326M and 276M minutes watched. Cruella’s performance was so dominant in the movie category that it almost surpassed Nielsen ratings overall, a combination of movies and TV shows. There he finished in third place behind two TV shows – NBC Manifesto (currently streaming on Netflix) and Click bait, a Netflix original. Still one of the most popular shows to stream, Manifesto logged over 1.3 billion minutes watched throughout the week.
The first streaming data likely drew applause at Disney HQ, which has already pushed a sequel to the feature early in development.
“There are kind of conversations about what it will be. Where this world is taking us now, and then I think they’ll dive into it. We’re in that exploratory phase right now, but they’ve got a lot of ideas that are exciting “, Cruel director Craig Gillepsie previously told ComicBook.com. “Maybe a whole different movie,” he added when we mentioned Cruelthe post-credit scene of, who teased a setup for 101 Dalmatians.
He added: “What I liked at the end of Cruel it’s … I kept calling it graduation moment. Which, Dustin Hoffman is sitting in the back of the bus, and then he’s not sure if that’s what he really wanted. There’s that kind of awkward hesitation. It’s the same when she walks into Hellman’s Hall. She strived and fought for it throughout the film, then suddenly realizes the sacrifice. It’s like she lost Estella. She is less that part of herself. You know? Now she’s got that public figure that she sort of has to measure up to. This conflict that I felt was really interesting, and I think the moment she gets to … In my mind, the moment she arrives 101 Dalmatians, she’s pretty much gone to the dark side. Right now there is a gray area. How she gets to that dark side will be interesting. “
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