Summary

  • The Wolf of Wall Street is now a global Netflix hit.
  • The movie has made it onto Netflix's Top 10 English-language movies for the week, landing at No. 6 with 3.2 million viewers and a total watch time of 9.7 million hours.
  • Despite being a decade old, The Wolf of Wall Street surpassed newer releases like You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah to secure its spot on the chart.

The Wolf of Wall Street has become a global Netflix hit. The Martin Scorsese movie, which premiered on Christmas Day in 2013, follows real-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he staffs his company with a team of hedonists who go on to bilk their investors of huge sums of money. The ensemble cast of the 5-time Oscar-nominated movie included Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, and Jean Dujardin.

Netflix has now reported their Top 10 English-language movies for the week of September 18 through September 24. True story adaptation The Wolf of Wall Street has landed at No. 6 on the chart thanks to 3.2 million views accumulating a total watch time of 9.7 million hours. This puts the decade-old movie above the recent Netflix hit You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, which landed at No. 10 for that week.

Will Killers Of The Flower Moon Be As Huge As The Wolf Of Wall Street?

Lily Gladstone embraces into Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon

One likely reason that The Wolf of Wall Street is performing so well is that the new Scorsese movie Killers of the Flower Moon is less than a month out from its release date on October 20. The two movies have a huge collection of similarities, including being based on a true story, boasting a 3-hour run time, and featuring a lead performance from DiCaprio. Killers of the Flower Moon also pairs DiCaprio with an up-and-coming female actor, Reservation Dogs' Lily Gladstone, just like The Wolf of Wall Street did with Margot Robbie.

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If Killers of the Flower Moon is indeed driving this interest, that could be proof positive that the new movie is on its way toward being a big hit. When it was released, The Wolf of Wall Street made a whopping $406.9 million off its $100 million budget. This resurgence in its popularity shows that the same audience that flocked to the movie may still be holding onto their interest in Scorsese's epic biographical movies.

It remains to be seen how Killers of the Flower Moon performs, both critically and commercially. However, The Wolf of Wall Street has already paved the path for its success. Even from ten years in the past, the movie has reached out to strike a chord with modern audiences despite its extended run time.

Source: Netflix