With 2020 coming to an end, it’s always a good time to take a look back at what films people have been watching on Disney+ through the year around the globe.

Each week, I post my own weekly look at the Disney+ trending chart, but this data has been collated by Flixpatrol who monitor details on what are the most popular movies and TV series on a variety of different streaming services on a daily basis from around the world.

This data indicates how long they’ve been in the top 10s chart throughout the year, but it gives us a clearer idea of what people have been watching the most.


Here are the top 25 movies from 2020 for the whole world:

  1. Moana
  2. Frozen 2
  3. Frozen
  4. Home Alone
  5. Toy Story 4
  6. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  7. Mulan (2020)
  8. Avengers: Endgame
  9. The Santa Clause
  10. Hamilton
  11. Hocus Pocus
  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  13. Tangled
  14. Zootopia
  15. Once Upon A Snowman
  16. Godmothered
  17. Aladdin
  18. Toy Story
  19. Coco
  20. Onward
  21. Incredibles 2
  22. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil
  23. The Lion King (2020)
  24. Noelle
  25. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Moana is the most popular movie of 2020, which wasn’t a huge shock to me, since it’s constantly near the top of the trending chart every single day, so over a year, they all add up and shows why Disney is right to announce they would be making a “Moana” series for Disney+.

Both the Frozen movies have also been very popular, especially with Frozen 2 being added to Disney+ months earlier than originally planned due to the Coronavirus.  Which shows why it was such a great idea for Disney to get Frozen 2 onto Disney+ as soon as possible.  The “Once Upon A Snowman” short also had a big impact on the chart as well.


A big surprise is how popular the 2020 version of “Mulan” has been, considering it had two releases.  It was released in September as part of a new premier access program, which cost $29.99 for early access.  Where the movie did hit the top of the trending charts and it has also remained extremely popular in December, when it was made available to everyone.

“Hamilton” was also a very big hit for Disney+, which made the jump to Disney+ in July from a 2021 theatrical release.  This musical caused a huge spike in new Disney+ subscribers and was the main reason the “free” trial was removed, to make sure Disney made money off anyone signing up for Disney+.

One thing that instantly stands out from this list, is how popular some of the classic holiday movies “The Santa Clause”, “Hocus Pocus”, “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Home Alone” movies have been able to pull in viewers more than the newer releases.

“Godmothered” looks to be the most popular Disney+ Original movie of the year, which was always planned to be a Disney+ release.  Again, this shows the power of Christmas movies on what people watch throughout the year.


There are some regional differences, for example, in the US, Frozen 2 was the most popular movie of the year:

Here is a look at the top 10 movies for the United States in 2020:

  1. Frozen 2
  2. Moana
  3. Frozen
  4. Toy Story 4
  5. Onward
  6. Hamilton
  7. Home Alone
  8. Avengers: Endgame
  9. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  10. Hocus Pocus:

Here is a look at the top 10 movies for the United Kingdom in 2020 :

  1. Moana
  2. Frozen 2
  3. Frozen
  4. Toy Story 4
  5. Hamilton
  6. Avengers: Endgame
  7. Tangled
  8. Home Alone
  9. Zootopia
  10. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

Here is a look at the top 10 movies for Canada in 2020:

  1. Moana
  2. Frozen 2
  3. Frozen
  4. Toy Story 4
  5. Hamilton
  6. Onward
  7. Home Alone
  8. Avengers: Endgame
  9. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  10. Hocus Pocus

And finally, here is a look at the top 10 movies for Australia in 2020:

  1. Moana
  2. Frozen 2
  3. Frozen
  4. Toy Story 4
  5. Hamilton
  6. Onward
  7. Home Alone
  8. Avengers: Endgame
  9. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  10. Hocus Pocus

These regional top 10 lists really show how these countries have a very similar taste of movies, with very little variation between them.  Onward probably was only missing from the United Kingdom list because it wasn’t released on Disney+ until much later in the year.

Disney+ also offers much more repeat viewing appeal, especially for younger viewers, who will often watch the same movie over and over again, which might have been a reason why films such as “Moana” and “Frozen” dominated in 2020.

From this data, it’s clear that in 2020, Disney+ subscribers wanted something comforting to watch and how the Disney+ Original movies can’t compete with the classics, as the majority of the top 25 movies were originally released in cinemas first.

What did you watch in 2020 on Disney+?

 

 

Source – Flixpatrol


 

 












Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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