MADAME WEB Has (Somehow) Reached #1 In Netflix's Top 10 Movies List Since Debuting On Tuesday

MADAME WEB Has (Somehow) Reached #1 In Netflix's Top 10 Movies List Since Debuting On Tuesday MADAME WEB Has (Somehow) Reached #1 In Netflix's Top 10 Movies List Since Debuting On Tuesday

After premiering on Netflix this past Tuesday, Madame Web has shot straight to the top of the streaming platform's list of Top 10 Movies...despite being a critical and commercial flop earlier this year.

By JoshWilding - May 16, 2024 06:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Madame Web

Is it time to #RestoreTheMadameWebVerse?

With 12% on Rotten Tomatoes and only $100.3 million at the worldwide box office, we doubt it, but Madame Web is proving to be a hit on Netflix. After debuting on the streaming service earlier this week, Sony's Marvel Comics adaptation has hit #1 on the streamer's "Top 10 Movies" list.

Were people just curious to see how bad it really is or did fans who watched Madame Web in theaters simply want to relive those many meme-worthy moments? We don't know. Either way, it's led to the movie being a hit on Netflix!

"It’s so hard to get movies made, and in these big movies that get made — and it’s even starting to happen with the little ones, which is what’s really freaking me out — decisions are being made by committees, and art does not do well when it’s made by committee," Dakota Johnson previously said of the movie's failing. "Films are made by a filmmaker and a team of artists around them."

"[It] was definitely an experience for me to make that movie. I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again because I don’t make sense in that world. And I know that now. But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it’s one thing and then as you’re making it, it becomes a completely different thing, and you’re like, 'Wait, what?'"

"But it was a real learning experience, and of course it’s not nice to be a part of something that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t say that I don’t understand," she concluded.

Despite early talk of a Spider-Man crossover, Madame Web ended up being a relatively standalone adventure and not one Sony is obligated to revisit in any way moving forward. That's a shame for the movie's talented cast and it leaves the studio's Marvel Universe without any Spider-Heroes to battle the likes of Venom and Kraven the Hunter.

Here's the rest of the Netflix Top 10 as of yesterday, Wednesday, May 15.

1. Madame Web
2. Mother of the Bride
3. Shrek
4. The Courier
5. Shrek Forever After
6. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
8. War Dogs
9. Unfrosted
10. The Judge

Meanwhile, in another universe...In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing's most enigmatic heroines.

The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures...if they can all survive a deadly present.

The movie stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott.

As well as streaming on Netflix, Madame Web is also available on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

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YouFlopped - 5/16/2024, 6:17 AM
This movie was fire and been on point talkin bout “somehow.”
philinterrupted - 5/16/2024, 6:39 AM
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WhatIfRickJames - 5/16/2024, 7:00 AM
@YouFlopped - what is the opposite of what you said?
Snow43214 - 5/16/2024, 6:21 AM
You said it does have epic action scenes tbf...
JFerguson - 5/16/2024, 6:24 AM
Sony will see this and somehow think a theatrical rerelease is in order
ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 6:26 AM
The movie that everyone's talking about, for all the wrong reasons.
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 5/16/2024, 6:28 AM
There goes Wilding again with another record-breaking article. Where does he come up with these news stories I wonder?
Nolanite - 5/16/2024, 8:40 AM
@n1ghtw1ng2832 -
From @CanWeGetSomeToast who is currently hiding out in Australia somewhere.
CoHost - 5/16/2024, 6:33 AM
It's the Rocky Horror Picture Show of the genre.
RolandD - 5/16/2024, 9:31 AM
@CoHost - Rocky Horror is fun.
philinterrupted - 5/16/2024, 6:41 AM
It’s a famously bad movie that is now available at no extra cost to people. They’re going to check it out.
FireandBlood - 5/16/2024, 6:43 AM
So did Rebel Moon. That’s the thing about Netflix. The least common denominator will propel anything to #1
harryba11zack - 5/16/2024, 6:49 AM
Was this was all due to ME! putting that link up to the trailer the other day?
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Skestra - 5/16/2024, 7:45 AM
@harryba11zack - Why did you do that! I thought we were friends!
harryba11zack - 5/16/2024, 8:00 AM
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KWilly - 5/16/2024, 6:49 AM
Hate-watching is a real thing. Bad movie nights for the laughs. Stuff like that
HammerLegFoot - 5/16/2024, 6:55 AM
I love how NEtflix said "you're welcome". Cause they know
Odonnell23 - 5/16/2024, 6:57 AM
Same reason people slow down when passing a car crash
RolandD - 5/16/2024, 9:32 AM
@Odonnell23 - Okay, so I wasn’t the only person to think of this. I’m not surprised.😂
JustAWaffle - 5/16/2024, 9:44 AM
@Odonnell23 - We are a hive mind of logical illustrations. 😂
LSHF - 5/16/2024, 6:58 AM
It's not hard to believe. It's normal for people to wait and see movies when they first stream.
TheVisionary25 - 5/16/2024, 6:58 AM
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I still haven’t seen it since it looked “meh” to me…

Might check it out on a boring weekend but I have things I’m still more interested in to watch even then so oh well.
WhatIfRickJames - 5/16/2024, 6:59 AM
I love how prolifically Josh hate posts about Madame Web. Partially because it gets him clicks but also he can’t stop thinking about it.

You can’t stop thinking about it. It’s immeshed in your DNA now. Don’t try to fight it.

CerealKiller1 - 5/16/2024, 7:06 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - It’s even funnier when he then posts any internet rides with the cast/crew that he did where he praises the ‘epic action’ etc. He’s the worst kind of pathetic
Sabre81 - 5/16/2024, 9:08 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - There's a youtube video of Josh interviewing the director of Madame Web and he is such a ball washing little lapdog and continues to write trash over and over again on this site about the movie like a twofaced spineless prick.

Doesn't acknowledge (or never will being a shill) that even though Madame Web lost Sony $100m as it needed $200m to break even, he will always fail to mention that The Marvels was worse and lost Disney/Marvel $250m as it needed $450m to break even. Never discusses either that Disney+ has lost 12 million subscribers from January 2023 to January 2024.

He is such a hack.
TheVisionary25 - 5/16/2024, 7:00 AM
I do have the sudden urge to watch Shrek though (even though 2 is better imo)…

Such a classic!!.

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HashTagSwagg - 5/16/2024, 7:02 AM
With all the popular buzz this movie is getting, now would be the time to release the Director's cut, even if it doesn't exist.
TheOtherOn - 5/16/2024, 7:04 AM
Horny Teenagers...

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RealTurner - 5/16/2024, 7:09 AM
It's the secret to streaming. Content doesn't have to be good.
DravenCorvis - 5/16/2024, 7:14 AM
Joshy-boy, remember when you kissed the asses of the Madame Web cast and crew?

Talked about it's "epic" action?
WhatIfRickJames - 5/16/2024, 7:28 AM
@DravenCorvis - I get that you've got to play the game but that doesn't mean you have to be a sycophant about it.

By reading the interview, one would believe that it was actually decent, despite the fact that he had been trashing the move before and continues to do so now.
DravenCorvis - 5/16/2024, 8:02 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - I get playing the game too, but it was kinda jarring how he went about it.
BobbyDrake - 5/16/2024, 7:23 AM
Almost as if Netflix sucks or something!!! Weird!!!
S8R8M - 5/16/2024, 7:24 AM
I know what I am not watching this weekend.
Or ever! Haha
dragon316 - 5/16/2024, 7:40 AM
It’s probably those people who watch it rather spend more money on streaming and expensive cellphone with phone bill add to it every month then go to theater see it
IronMan616 - 5/16/2024, 7:49 AM
I bet this gets more views than The Marvels. I already know it lost way less than The Marvels did.
SpiderParker - 5/16/2024, 7:52 AM
I swear, if this movie was re-cut with 5 extra scenes, 2 extra characters and a whole lot of slow motion to add 2hours to the runtime while burning a additional $70million and released straight to streaming, it would get great critical praise and bankrupt Sony at the same time.

Only need a good meme/troll worthy hashtag to get people started without suspicion.
WEAPONXOXOXO - 5/16/2024, 7:56 AM
Josh (somehow) still has a job.
TheNewYorker - 5/16/2024, 7:58 AM
People love watching a train wreck. It’s impossible to look away.
thedrudo - 5/16/2024, 8:05 AM
This isn't remotely shocking. The movie has been talked about for a variety of reasons and people are curious.
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