How did Power of the Dog win the Oscar? Even Netflix subscribers haven’t watched it

House business How did Power of the Dog win the Oscar? Even Netflix subscribers…

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


Roger Friedman started his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His film reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes and he is a member of the film and television arms of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid-90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn’t). not so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. . He is also screenwriter and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive”, a selection from the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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