There is no doubt about it: Despicable Me is the most successful movie on Netflix of the past 15 months. While plenty of other movies, such as Spenser Confidential, Hubie Halloween and 365 days– have gone viral in the Top 10 era, none of them have been as dominant as Despicable Me. When the animated film left Netflix at the end of last year, it had achieved more Top 10 points than any other film up to that point.
And yes: to this day Despicable Me sticks to that coveted title (by the way, you can read more about the Top 10 points system here). But another animated movie just broke this Others make a note of that Despicable Me had also held up since leaving the Netflix platform in 2020.
That movie? The Secret Life of Pets 2. While the film’s score of 319 points is far behind Despicable Methe very best 428 points, Secret life has now been in the Top 10 list for more days than any other movie. For today, Despicable Me held the record with 111 performances. But today marks The Secret Life of Pets 2‘s 112th showing on the charts.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 made its Top 10 debut on September 27, 2020. In total, the animated film would hit the charts 44 times for 96 days last year. And this year, the movie was just as consistent, scoring 70 performances in 140 days – meaning Secret life has appeared on the daily charts about 50% of the time since its debut.
However, that display is nowhere near as impressive as Despicable Me‘s supremacy in 2020. During the 168 days that the animated juggernaut was available on Netflix last year, the film had appearances 111 times – that’s just over 66%. So two-thirds of the time you checked the Top 10 charts you would probably find Despicable Me one of the most popular movies on Netflix. That’s a rendering speed that no other movie has even come close to.
On top of that, Despicable Me scored more points than The Secret Life of Pets 2 in a much shorter time. Despicable Me currently holds the all-time record with 428 points while Secret life is in fourth place with 319 points:
- Despicable Me – 428 points
- We Can Be Heroes – 420 points
- The Grinch – 349 points
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 – 318 points
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas – 299 points
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 – 284 points
- 365 days – 282 points
- The Christmas Chronicles 2 – 241 points
- Spenser Confidential – 239 points
- Hubie Halloween – 224 points
None of this is meant to diminish Secret life‘s achievement. As we have seen from The Mitchells versus The Machinedominance in recent weeks, animated films are enjoying great success on the world’s most popular streaming outlet. But of all those animated films – in fact, of all the films of the period – probably none have been as impressive as The Secret Life of Pets 2.
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