Jackie Chan’s 1998 hit ‘Rush Hour’ lands on Netflix Top 10 movies list

Jackie Chan’s 1998 hit ‘Rush Hour’ lands on Netflix Top 10 movies list
via Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers
Bryan Ke
July 13, 2023
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker’s hit 1998 buddy cop comedy “Rush Hour” is now one of the most-watched movies on Netflix in the United States shortly after its release on the platform.
What happened: The Brett Ratner-directed film reached the No. 5 spot for the week of July 10 to 16 (Week 28) on Netflix’s Top 10 movies ranking in the U.S., according to Flix Patrol. “Rush Hour” also reportedly became the second-most watched comedy on the streaming platform.
Rush Hour” beat other recently released films such as “Home Wrecker” (No. 6), “The Tutor” (No. 7) and “Nimona” (No. 8) as well as the 2013 action thriller “White House Down” (No. 9).
Release details: The “Rush Hour” trilogy was made available to stream on Netflix on July 1 along with other classics, such as “The Karate Kid” trilogy and “Jumanji” (1995).
About the first movie: Released in 1998, “Rush Hour” follows the unlikely partnership between Hong Kong inspector Yan Naing Lee (Chan) and Los Angeles Police Department detective James Carter (Tucker) as they attempt to rescue a Chinese diplomat’s daughter who has been kidnapped in L.A.
With a production budget of $35 million, “Rush Hour” proved to be a commercial success after it earned $33 million during its opening weekend alone. It would go on to earn $245.3 million at the worldwide box office.
The sequels: “Rush Hour 2” (2001), which is set in Hong Kong, and “Rush Hour 3” (2007), which is set in Paris, also performed well at the global box office, earning over $347 million and $256 million on a budget of $90 million and $180 million, respectively.
Upcoming installment: Over 10 years after the third installment first premiered, Tucker confirmed in 2018 that “Rush Hour 4” is happening; however, it took around four years for Chan to officially confirm the same news at a film festival in Saudi Arabia in December 2022.
Tucker also teased fans during an interview in March, saying that they will “see a lot of good stuff coming, but it’s going to be on a whole other level.”

 
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