How did Power of the Dog win the Oscar? Even Netflix subscribers haven’t watched it
There are plenty of post-Oscars stories about “The Power of the Dog.” Netflix spent at least $20 million on the Oscars campaign and produced exactly one statue, for director Jane Campion.
Otherwise, “Power of the Dog” found no resonance with Academy voters. It also didn’t catch on with Netflix subscribers. Today, Netflix is trumpeting that Ryan Reynolds has three movies on its Top 10 Original Movies list. But what they don’t know is that “POD” isn’t even on that list.
Another Oscar nominee, “Don’t Look Up”, is the second most-watched film in Netflix history among their originals. It should be: This star’s budget started with $30 million for Leonardo DiCaprio and $25 million for Jennifer Lawrence. With Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Jonah Hill, the net result was maybe $200 million.
The numbers below are based on hours watched in their first 28 days on Netflix.
PS Maybe Netflix should get out of the awards business and just make movies that are entertaining and enjoyable for a wide audience.
1. Red notice, 364 million hours
2. Don’t look up, 359.8 million
3. Bird Box, 282 million
4. Extraction, 231.3 million
5. The Unforgivable, 214.7 million
6. The Irishman, 214.6 million
7. The Adam Project, 209.7 million
8. The Kissing Booth 2, 209.3 million
9. 6 Metro, 205.5 million
10. Spencer Confidential, 197.3 million