Chris Hemsworth Thanks Fans As ‘Extraction’ Breaks Netflix Records

Is Tyler Rake Netflix's John Wick?

So, is Chris Hemsworth’s merc-for-hire Tyler Rake the next John Wick? Netflix certainly think so, and it seems they’ve got the numbers to back it up. The streamer’s projections are that Extraction, the action flick produced by the Russo Brothers and directed by Sam Hargrave, will be viewed in 90 million households over 4 weeks, making it the biggest ever in their history.

Hemsworth has now reached out to fans through social media to thank them for Extraction‘s success…

For context, last year’s most-watched Netflix movie was Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery with 73 million views in the first four weeks.

From the beginning, Extraction looked like the start of a potential blockbuster franchise for Netflix, which is something they’ve been lacking. While the movie ended ambiguously, these numbers are going to have Netflix, the Russos, Hemsworth, and Hargrave doing whatever it takes to get a sequel going, and quickly.

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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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