SkyShowtime, the next great streaming service for Europe, today reveals the top 10 most viewed series and movies in Portugal, since the streaming service launched six months ago.
After a busy six months of streaming, SkyShowtime can reveal that the top 10 most popular and multi-award winning series and movies being watched by Portuguese audiences are:
Kicking off at number one is 2022’s most popular blockbuster movie Top Gun: Maverick, which is available for subscribers to stream at no additional cost. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: Rooster, the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka Goose. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Yellowstone, the original drama series from Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, remains a firm favourite for audiences across Portugal. The Dutton family, led by John Dutton played by Kevin Costner, controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. Seasons 1-5 of Yellowstone, the must watch series, are available to stream on SkyShowtime.
Halo, which takes place in the universe that first debuted in 2001 with the launch of Xbox®’s first “Halo” game takes third place. Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series weaves deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Other popular and exclusive series include Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King. The series follows New York mafia capo Dwight The General Manfredi (Stallone) just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realising that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.
Additionally, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds which is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise stands strong in the top 10. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy. Season two will be arriving on SkyShowtime exclusively in June, and if that wasn’t enough – SkyShowtime is home to many of the original films from the franchise including: Star Trek Generations, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - all are a must watch for Star Trek fans.
The Lost City is the second most popular movie for Portuguese subscribers, following a reclusive romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) on a book tour with her cover model (Channing Tatum) gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 which is based on the video game series published by Sega, and the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), remains in the top 10. The movie follows Dr. Robotnik and his new henchman Knuckles return to Green Hills to find a mythical emerald that could destroy civilization.
Also sitting in the top 10 is The Northman movie, from visionary director Robert Eggers is an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder, with an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
1883, the prequel of Yellowstone ranks ninth. The origin story follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains. The limited series is a stark retelling of Western expansion and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America's promised land: Montana. Lead cast include Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill.
Lastly, the movie Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza González, fill the last spot in the top 10. Following a war veteran and his brother commit a bank robbery, but things go wrong during the escape; they steal an ambulance with an injured police officer and a nurse on board, which turns into a wild chase by the police.
But there’s even more to watch. Other series that everyone must see and that are making their way up the viewing ranks include: Rabbit Hole (featuring Kiefer Sutherland), Mayor of Kingstown*, and family favourite PAW Patrol. Other movies that are available to stream and are included in the monthly subscription at no additional cost include Jurassic World Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Bad Guys, and Smile.
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