Netflix Weekly Rankings – Low Budget Romantic Drama ‘Purple Hearts’ Just Beat the Green Out of the $200 Million ‘Gray Man’


While a lot of scrutiny was placed on the audience performance of espionage-themed Ryan Gosling action thriller The Gray Manwhich came with a reported $200 million production budget and far more promotional heft than Netflix usually spends for its shows, it was a low-budget romantic drama that actually had Netflix’s biggest weekly film performance of the year.

Purple Heartsstarring Sofia Carson as a struggling singer and Nicholas Galitzine as a troubled marine in a paint-by-numbers sudser about a marriage of convenience that turns into an actual love story, drew nearly 102.6 million viewing hours for the week of August 1-7 on Netflix’s global platform.

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