The second life that streaming gives is surprising. Tell it to one of the most hated movies of 2023 and its success on Netflix.
Netflix has made one of the most hated movies of 2023 go viral. This year’s underrated thriller Missing has found a new audience on the streaming platform that has propelled it to the top of the daily movie list in the catalogue. The standalone sequel to Searching (2018), directed by Will Merrick and Nick Johnson, stars Storm Reid. She gives life to a daughter who sets out to find her missing mother from her. After a lengthy production, Missing was released and ended up becoming one of the most underrated films of the year. The reason? We don’t know…
Despite the fact that Missing received good reviews from the specialized press, the thriller has found a new audience with its premiere on Netflix on May 20. Viewers rushed to see the film for themselves following the positive word of mouth on social media. That is what led Missing to be on the top of streaming movies. As reported by FlixPatrol, Missing became the streaming service’s number 1 movie on its daily top 10 list. It has stayed that way for a full week. Viewers, captivated by its twists and surprises, have reacted very positively on social media.
What happened to ‘Missing’ after its premiere?
At the time of its release, Missing was praised for its fast pace, believable situations, and perfectly implemented twists., which kept critics interested throughout its 111-minute run. However, its triumph on Netflix shows that it has been one of the most hated and unjustifiably undervalued films so far this year. The critical acclaim was reflected in its box office, as Missing grossed $48.7 million on a $7 million budget, thus quintupling production costs. However, despite being a critical and box office success, Missing fell under the radar in theaters, opening between highly anticipated blockbusters and surprise hits like Avatar: The Sense of Water.
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