‘BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky’ documentary ranks first in 28 countries on Netflix

Published October 16, 2020, 10:15 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s original documentary is the No. 1 most popular movie in 28 countries and regions, and emerged second overall in the world on Netflix.

“BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky,” directed by Caroline Suh, was released on Oct. 14 on Netflix and it showcases the rise to stardom of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.

According to streaming analytics company FlixPatrol, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” is the No. 1 top movie on Netflix on Oct. 15 in 28 out of 78 countries and regions.

It ranked first in the Philippines, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Honduras, Hong Kong, Chile, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

The K-pop documentary ranked second on Netflix in Bangladesh, Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Latvia, Lebanon, Portugal, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Venezuela, and it ranked fifth in the US.

“BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” ranked second in the top movies on Netflix in the world as of Oct. 15 behind Adam Sandler’s “Hubie Halloween,” which was released on Netflix on Oct. 7.

“Hubie Halloween” got 648 total points to rank first on FlixPatrol and it is the No. 1 movie in 24 countries and regions for the day. “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” received 631 total points to place second.

BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY (L to R) JISOO, ROSÉ, JENNIE and LISA from BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY. Courtesy YG / Netflix © 2020

According to FlixPatrol, “Points for rankings are calculated based on the position in the chart” with 10 points awarded to a movie in the No. 1 position up to 1 point for the No. 10 position.

The top 10 movies on Netflix in the world on Oct. 15, according to FlixPatrol, are:

  1. “Hubie Halloween”
  2. “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”
  3. “Enola Holmes”
  4. “American Murder: The Family Next Door”
  5. “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet”
  6. “Safe House”
  7. “Dunkirk”
  8. “Octonauts and the Caves of Sac Actun”
  9. “The Social Dilemma”
  10. “Cómo Matar a un Esposo Muerto”

The top 10 movies on Netflix in the Philippines on Oct. 15 are:

  1. “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”
  2. “The Meg”
  3. “Fantasy Island”
  4. “Hubie Halloween”
  5. “The Perfect Guy”
  6. “American Murder: The Family Next Door”
  7. “Enola Holmes”
  8. “Asih”
  9. “365 Days”
  10. “Close Enemies”
 
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