Amazon Prime Video tops Nielsen's original movies list in US

Last week topper Netflix's Stowaway pushed down to the fourth spot.


Mumbai : Amazon Prime Video's Without Remorse has topped the most-watched list of original movies released by the US-based information, data, and market measurement firm Nielsen. Amazon Prime Video's run to the top spot was unexpected, with Netflix dominating the list over the past few weeks with movies like Stowaway and Thunder Force. 

Without Remorse sets OTT on fire

Directed by Stefano Sollima, Without Remorse is based on the book with the same name written by Tom Clancy. The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Luke Mitchell, and Guy Pearce in lead roles. It revolves around the life of John Kelly, a US Navy Seal who sets out on a path of revenge after his pregnant wife and unit members are killed by Russian assassins. The film has received mixed to positive reviews, while critics have lauded Michael B Jordan for an amazing performance in action sequences. 

The Mitchells vs. The Machines that is now available for streaming on Netflix bagged second spot in Nielsen’s original movies list. Directed by Mike Rianda, this computer-animated science-fiction comedy film was produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The film revolves around the life of young Katie Mitchell who embarks on a journey with her parents and younger brother. Things take an unexpected turn when all electronic devices in the world suddenly come to life and stage an uprising. 

Things Heard and Seen grabbed the third spot, followed by Netflix's Stowaway in the fourth spot. Other movies in the Nielsen list in the most-watched category of original films include Moana (Disney+), Green Zone (Netflix), Soul (Disney+), Thunder Force (Netflix), Frozen (Disney+), and Madagascar (Netflix). 

Hulu marks its presence in the series category

Netflix topped the series category with its new series Shadow and Bone created by Eric Heisserer. This fantasy series is based on two books; Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, written by American author Leigh Bardugo. Actors Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, and Amita Suman essay lead roles in the series. 

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale was an unexpected entry in this week’s Nielsen list of most-watched original series. Created by Bruce Miller, the series is based on the 1985 novel with the same name penned by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The series is set in the backdrop of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States, ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. However, things take an unexpected turn when one woman decides to fight against all the odds in society. 

The other original series that made their way into the Nielsen list are The Circle (Netflix), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+), The Crown (Netflix), The Great British Baking Show (Netflix), Life in Color with David Attenborough (Netflix), Invincible (Amazon Prime Video), Longmire (Netflix), and Lucifer (Netflix). 

The section of acquired series did not witness many changes from last week. All the ten inclusions in this list are from Netflix's arsenal which includes, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Cocomelon, Heartland, Supernatural, Nicky Ricky Dicky, and Dawn, Schitts Creek, Gilmore Girls, and New Girls. 

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