Someone In The UK Watched Bee Movie 357 Times This Year On Netflix

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Netflix have revealed some statistics about users’ usage over the last year – most importantly finding one user in the UK has streamed Bee Movie 357 times in 2017.

Yes, three hundred and fifty seven times. Bee Movie. You heard. That’s more than once every day of the year so far. The equivalent of 23.5 days of non-stop streaming. Somebody did that.

The film, which turned 10 this year, follows Barry the bee – voiced by Jerry Seinfeld, who finds the prospect of working with honey uninspiring.

Here’s the trailer – if, like me – you’ve never seen it:

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Barry then decides to sue the human race to put an end to the exploitation of bees, attracting wide attention from bees and humans alike.

Despite some big names – Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Chris Rock and John Goodman – on the voice cast, it failed to make much of an impression on the box office.

The findings in Netflix’s year in review also found the average UK user watched around 60 films on the website in 2017 – and revealed  Stranger Things provided the service with its ‘highest daily ratings’ all year.

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Here’s a look at more of Netflix’s findings:

Top 10 shows/films watched as a family:

1. Stranger Things
2. 13 Reasons Why
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
4. Star Trek Discovery
5. The Crown
6. Riverdale
7. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
8. The Good Place
9. Trollhunters
10. Atypical

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Top 10 most cheat-worthy (shows users prioritised over something they were already watching):

1. Orange is the New Black
2. Stranger Things
3. Narcos
4. 13 Reasons Why
5. Star Trek Discovery
6. Riverdale
7. Marvel’s Iron Fist
8. Ozark
9. Better Call Saul
10. The Crown


Top 10 most devoured (watched more than two hours per day):

1. Greenleaf
2. American Vandal
3. Anne with an E
4. Riverdale
5. Ingobernable
6. Cable Girls
7. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
8. The Mist
9. Shooter
10. 13 Reasons Why


Top 10 most savoured (watched less than two hours a day):

1. The Crown
2. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
4. Neo Yokio
5. El Chapo
6. Ozark
7. Ultimate Beastmaster
8. The Confession Tapes
10. Friends from College

Considering the huge success Stranger Things is for Netflix, news of a third series really isn’t a surprise.

The shows creators, the Duffer brothers, have so far remained incredibly tight-lipped on exactly what we can expect from season three, although in an interview with IndieWire they hinted things would be ‘almost weirdly more intimate’ than Stranger Things 2 and ‘a lot of fun’.

Matt Duffer said:

It’s not necessarily going to be bigger in scale. What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on.

I love the fact that they’re going through adolescence. It is a very dramatic part of your life, and drama is good! So I think it’s good it forces the show to evolve.

Cannot wait!

The annual Netflix review also found subscribers around the world watched more than 140 million hours a day in 2017, collectively, which amounts to more than a billion hours a week!