“Jaane Jaan” didn’t waste any time racking up views. For the week of September 18 to September 24, 2023, “Jaane Jaan” was the most-watched non-English film on the streamer globally, with 8.1 million views. As per the official Netflix Top 10 site (launched back in 2021 to distract us from the company’s flimsy viewing metrics), “Jaane Jaan” hit the top 10 film list in 52 countries around the world and was watched for a total of 18,800,000 hours that week. All of which puts it at number two on the global watch list for both English and non-English films.
The second most-watched English movie for the week was “Spy Kids: Armageddon” with 6.7 million views and 11,000,000 hours of viewing time, though it did arrive a day after “Jaane Jaan.” The surprise Indian hit also couldn’t quite topple the number one global movie overall, Netflix’s romantic comedy “Love at First Sight.”
Still, “Jaane Jaan” had an outstanding run in its debut week. According to streaming statistics aggregator FlixPatrol, the film performed best in its native Asia, where it hit the number one spot in 12 countries including India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates. In fact, the film not only reached number one in those countries for the week of September 18 to September 24, 2023, it debuted in the top spot. On top of that, it hit number one upon release in countries outside Asia, such as Canada and a handful of African countries including Kenya and Morocco. No slow climb to the top for “Jaane Jaan,” then.
In the U.S., audiences were less enthusiastic about the film, but still devoted enough viewing hours to propel “Jaane Jaan” to the number eight spot for all films during the week of its debut.