Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’ Scores Big Viewership Numbers For Netflix

Critics be damned, Zack Snyder’s space epic Rebel Moon-Part One: A Child of Fire was exactly the hit Netflix hoped it would be. The film was a viewership juggernaut for the streamer, scoring 23.9 million views during its debut week. That easily surpassed the 19.7M views of buzzy post-apocalyptic film Leave the World Behind. Remaining high on the list with 7.2 million views after five weeks is Adam Sandler’s animated film Leo, which actually debuted to bigger numbers than Rebel Moon.

It remains to be seen if Rebel Moon can crack Netflix’s all-time top 10 for the year. A lot of that will depend on word of mouth, and if the film can hold on to viewership in its second week. The current #10 for the year is Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction 2.

After years of secrecy, Netflix’s decision to start revealing viewership stats has led to some interesting discoveries. For instance, also in the top 10 for last week is the John Cena action movie from 2006, The Marine, with a ridiculous 5 million views. What in the world brought that one?

But back to Rebel Moon, if these numbers remain strong, it’ll bode well for the upcoming sequel, The Scargiver, which drops in April 2024. A trailer for that film was released just days ago.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.