Harry Potter is dominating Netflix top 10 charts after franchise addition

Harry Potter is dominating the Netflix charts less than a week after the franchise’s addition.

From 17 May, all eight films in the series became available to stream on Netflix UK and Netflix Ireland for the first time.

The development provided fans of the wizarding world based in Britain and Ireland with one place to stream the films. In the US, the films are available to watch on the streaming platform Max.

Netflix users wasted no time in putting the film series’s addition to good use – over the weekend, each film rapidly found its way into the sytreaming service’s most-watched charts.

As of writing (23 May), all eight films are in the top 10.

Unsurprisingly, fans are re-watching the films in order, meaning Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is in first palce with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 10th place.

The Harry Potter films are some of the most successful franchise movies in British cinema. Upon the final instalment’s release in 2011, it broke UK box office records after making £23m in its first weekend.

Harry Potter is dominating the Netflix charts (Netflix)
Harry Potter is dominating the Netflix charts (Netflix)

The release of the first film in 2001 instantly catapulted its young cast, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), to global fame.

Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) in ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’

Last year, the three actors joined their other castmates for a televised special: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.

Series author Rowling did not appear, claiming in August that she simply chose not to take part, rather than it being a snub on the organisers’ part due to her controversial views on transgender rights.