Everyone is watching BLACKPINK‘s first documentary—literally, everyone. In fact, BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky made it onto the list of most-watched Neftlix movies right from its opening weekend!
Over 79 minutes, BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky told the story of BLACKPINK’s rise to fame, from childhood to the present day. BLINKs were treated to never-before-seen footage of the members’ auditions, trainee days, and more—all supplemented with emotional commentary from Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. Given how packed the film was, it’s no surprise so many tuned in to watch it.
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky premiered on Netflix on October 14. By the end of its first day, the movie reached #2 on the list of most-watch Netflix movies in the world for Thursday, October 15.
The documentary held its position on Friday, October 16, only falling one spot to #3 on Saturday, October 17.
It remained in Netflix’s top 5 most-watched by Sunday, October 18, and as of today, it’s currently the 6th most-watched movie in the world. Given that Netflix has almost 200 million subscribers worldwide, holding such a high position is no easy feat!
On top of that, BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky peaked at #1 on Netflix in a whopping 28 countries, including Thailand, The Philippines, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Morocco, and Chile. Even more impressively, the documentary held its #1 position in Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong every day since its release.
It performed amazingly well in English-speaking countries too, reaching the top 10 in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
And as if the commercial success wasn’t enough, the documentary received praise from The New York Times, The Ringer, and more.
The idolized K-pop girl group takes center stage in this endearing documentary that emphasizes each member’s individuality.
— Natalie Winkelman, The New York Times
In an interview to celebrate the documentary’s release, director Caroline Suh hinted that there could be the possibility of a sequel documentary in the future. Given how well BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky did as Netflix’s first piece of original K-Pop content, it’s likely they’d definitely be open to shooting more with BLACKPINK!