Why $200 Million Could Not Save High Octane ‘The Gray Man’ From Low Budget ‘Purple Hearts’

Published 08/03/2022, 3:30 PM EDT

Netflix streamed some great movies and shows in the second half of the year. One of them is The Russo Brothers‘ recent expensive movie, The Gray Man, which is an action thriller. Another original movie that Netflix streamed is Purple Hearts, which is a romantic drama. Both the movies belong to the opposite genre and are competing on Netflix’s Most Viewed Movies of the week. After staying in the first position for a week, The Gray Man lost its position in the romantic drama. Let us find out how Purple Hearts beat the $200 million movie with a low budget.

Purple Hearts wins the hearts of the viewers

Netflix’s most viewed movies or shows are based on the amount of time they’ve engaged their viewers. The expensive $200 million budget movie, The Gray Man, released on 22nd July 2022, engaged the viewers for 88 million hours worldwide on the initial weekend. The movie has A-line stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page, Dhanush, Wagner Moura, and more.


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A Marriage of Love and Duty, ‘Purple Hearts’ Means More Than What It Appears to Be

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But as soon as another Netflix original movie, Purple Hearts, streamed on 29th July 2022, it took over the charts of Netflix’s Most Viewed Movies of the week. This is a great achievement as it left Jane Austen‘s modern movie adaptation of Persuasion as well. The Sea Beast, which stayed at the top of the list, is now in 6th place.

However, Purple Hearts has just been released on the streaming giant. The movie stars Sophia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine as the lead actors. They are winning hearts with their undeniable chemistry. This is how the fans are reacting to their chemistry and the movie.

Fans shower love on the #1 movie

Romantic dramas have become cliche now. But Purple Hearts won people’s hearts and secured the #1 position in the charts. Fans are going crazy over the burning chemistry between the couple on-screen. Their marriage of convenience turned into a true marriage. That swift change attracted the viewers.

The way they look at each other is so pure and true. Therefore, it’s always in the eyes.

Their intimacy in the scene speaks louder than anything.


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And their love and connection make people crave what they have!


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The Netflix original love story puts the original action thriller and is winning the race. What is your opinion about these movies? Have you seen them? Share your views with us in the comment box.



Neha Chande

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Neha Rajesh Chande is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has pursued her master's degree with English Literature. Previously, she's been a facilitator and a lecturer of English and Communication Skills.