"The Mother": JLo's Thriller Captures Netflix Top 10 Spot

Jennifer Lopez's action-packed thriller, "The Mother," has claimed a spot on Netflix's coveted list of most-watched films.

by Faruk Imamovic
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"The Mother": JLo's Thriller Captures Netflix Top 10 Spot

Just a month after its release, Jennifer Lopez's action-packed thriller, "The Mother," has claimed a spot on Netflix's coveted list of most-watched films. With a staggering total of 229.3 million viewing hours, the movie swiftly secured its place in the streaming giant's top 10.

This impressive achievement further cements Lopez's status as a powerhouse performer and highlights the film's resonant appeal to a global audience.

Sweeping the Streaming Scene

In less than a month, "The Mother" proved itself a must-watch by not only entering but also climbing the ranks of Netflix's most popular films.

It took an impressive eighth place, rubbing shoulders with other high-profile releases such as "Red Notice," "Don't Look Up," "Bird Box," "Glass Onion: A Knives out Mystery," "The Gray Man," "The Adam Project," "Extraction," "Purple Hearts," and "The Unforgivable." After making its debut on the list, the film continued to garner attention, racking up an additional 16.48 million hours of viewing from May 28 to June 4.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro, "The Mother" features Lopez as a retired special forces operative who steps out of seclusion to protect her daughter from ruthless criminals.

From Blockbuster Hit to Potential Franchise

With the resounding success of "The Mother," speculation is rife about a possible franchise.

In earlier conversations, Lopez hinted at a sequel centering on Zoe (played by Lucy Paez), the character she fondly referred to as "The Daughter." While no official announcement has been made regarding a sequel or the prospect of an ongoing franchise, the impressive viewership numbers indicate a significant demand for further exploration of this action-packed world.

If this speculation proves accurate, "The Mother" could well give birth to Netflix's latest recurring franchise. "The Mother" premiered on May 12 and since then has been rewriting the rules of success on the streaming platform.

The compelling narrative and captivating performances have struck a chord with viewers worldwide. Whether or not this successful film evolves into a franchise, it's clear that "The Mother" has already made an indelible mark on the annals of streaming cinema.

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