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Forums - Movies Discussion - Netflix's The Witcher surpasses Disney's The Mandalorian according to 3rd party tracking firm

That's not really at all surprising. A show with a much bigger potential audience doing better than a show with a fairly limited potential audience seems pretty normal.

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shikamaru317 said:
Ljink96 said:
Cough, Pokemon, Cough.

Pokemon is first in terms of revenue, but I would be surprised if more people on the planet know what Pokemon is compared to how many know what Star Wars is. There's barely anyone in the US that hasn't watched at least one Star Wars movie, and based on the foreign box office I'm sure that many hundreds of millions more outside of the US have watched at least one. Star Wars lack of popularity in China hurts it for sure, since China is like 1.4 billion people, but I still think Star Wars might top Pokemon overall in terms of mindshare. We know that at least 1 billion people know what Pokemon is, because Pokemon Go passed 1 billion downloads. 

I dunno. One thing I've noticed from the performance of the new Star Wars movies is that it seems to be disproportionately popular in the US. Biggest franchise there? Sure seems like it. But worldwide? I just don't think it's anywhere near as popular in the rest of the world as it is in the US, especially outside Europe.

Can't say I was a big fan of the show to be honest.

Very clearly trying to piggyback on the success of Game of Thrones, not that there's anything wrong with that per se, but it was too grey and brown, lacking the colour and charisma of the games. (Yes, I know it's based on the books, but still, the grim desaturated thing is overdone and boring and a livelier look and feel would've been a lot more compelling)

Henry Cavill was actually surprisingly good in the lead role, but Yennefer was an unlikeable bitch, which is a problem as a lot of the show rests on her. Renfry was way more sympathetic, interesting, and attractive,

which is again is a problem when your most appealing character lasts all of one episode.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.