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Netflix Viewers Spent Over 78 Million Hours Watching The School For Good And Evil's Debut

"The School for Good and Evil" premiered on Netflix on October 18, and by the end of the week, it had earned itself the number one spot on the Netflix Global Top 10. The film is based on a recently completed series of books by Soman Chainani that encompasses two trilogies and a final book that wrapped up the series in 2020. "The School for Good and Evil" follows two best friends, Sophie (Sofia Wylie) and Agatha (Sophia Anne Caruso), as they are taken to two different mythical schools.

Sophie was considered an outcast in her village and the perfect fit for the School of Evil, while the beautiful and proper Agatha was considered an excellent choice for the School of Good. But after the teenagers were brought to the schools, they found out that they had been placed in the opposite schools from which they thought they should be. Throughout the movie, the two end up having to navigate the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in a magical world of fairytales and fantasy.

"The School for Good and Evil" definitely has proved to be very popular, but it has a ways to go to truly make a name for itself on the world's most popular subscription streaming service.

It's number one for the week, but has a ways to go

While not breaking into the top ten most watched movies on Netflix, "The School for Good and Evil" had an impressive showing its opening week and still has a few more to earn itself a place among the streaming service's most popular films. According to Netflix, the film debuted with 78.83 million hours viewed in its first week. That is a far cry from another recent winner on the platform, however, as "Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" garnered just shy of 200 million hours viewed in the first five days after its debut.

"The School for Good and Evil" was still the clear winner on Netflix this week, though, beating out second place's "The Curse of Bridge Hallow" by over 50 million hours viewed. And with such a strong premiere week, the film still has a solid chance of making it into the top 10 most watched movies on Netflix, with "The Kissing Booth 2" holding the number 10 spot at a total of 209.3 million hours viewed.

And while landing the number one spot on Netflix its first week out does say a lot, it doesn't guarantee that the film will continue to see high numbers of views. But on the other hand, if Netflix decides to turn the remaining books into movies, "The School for Good and Evil" could stand a chance at being one of the most-watched Netflix movies of all time.