Joey King, Jacob Elordi & Joel Courtney Reunite For 'Kissing Booth' Dinner

We had a little get together to celebrate ONE MONTH of #thekissingbooth being on @netflix #VinceMarcello #Eric#MicheleWeisler #director #producer

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Publicity Photo from "The Kissing Booth"

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Netflix says its teen romcom 'The Kissing Booth' is 'one of the most-watched movies in the country' Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, says that the streaming service's teenage romantic comedy "The Kissing Booth" is "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world."

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  • Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Vulture that the service's teenage romantic comedy, "The Kissing Booth," is "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world."
  • Sarandos cited film database website IMDb as a good indicator of what Netflix users will like.
  • The movie is currently the ninth most popular movie on the website.
  • It's the latest Netflix original movie to fight off poor critic scores and be loved by audiences.

Netflix is developing TV shows and movies at a pace that's hard to compete with, and its executives think they know exactly what you'll like. One of the best examples of this might be the streaming service's new teenage romantic comedy film, "The Kissing Booth."

"The Kissing Booth" follows a teenager named Elle Evans (Joey King), who puts her long friendship with Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) at risk when she develops a crush on Flynn's brother Noah (Jacob Elordi).

Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told Vulture that the film is "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world." Vulture noted that Sarandos didn't offer any data to prove his comment (Netflix rarely releases audience numbers), but he did cite film database website IMDb as a "good indicator" of what audiences will want to watch.

"[IMDb is a] good indicator of what works on Netflix, because it's a pretty net-savvy, entertainment-centric person that gives feedback," he said. "It's better than Rotten Tomatoes."

Sarandos said "The Kissing Booth" is the fourth movie on IMDb's popularity rankings— as of Monday, though, it had dropped to number nine. Still, top 10 isn't bad for a romcom with a relatively unknown cast that has a 17% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

That's just further indication of the power of Netflix.

The service's original movies, such as the critically panned "Bright," have managed to fight off poor reviews and be adored by viewers. "Bright" has a Rotten Tomatoes critic score of 26% but an audience score of 85%. Meanwhile, "The Kissing Booth" has a 72% audience score. On IMDb, it has a 6.5 out of 10 based on nearly 15,000 ratings.

"Jacob Elordi is the male lead," Sarandos said of "The Kissing Booth." "Three weeks ago on the IMDb STARmeter, which is how they rank their popularity, he was No. 25,000. Today he is the No. 1 star in the world. And Joey King, the female lead, went from like No. 17,000 to No. 6. This is a movie that I bet you'd never heard of until I just mentioned it to you."

As of Monday, King and Elordi were number 7 and 8 on the list — but again, not bad.

"The Kissing Booth" isn't the first Netflix romcom to take off with viewers. Netflix's holiday movie "A Christmas Prince," another romantic comedy, was popular enough for Netflix to announce a sequel— and for dozens of people to watch the movie every day for over two weeks straight.

While Netflix's overall movie catalog has dipped in recent years, it still plans to focus on original movies. Netflix is set to release at least 80 by the end of this year in an effort to make the service more valuable to its users.

If "The Kissing Booth" is any indication, at least by Sarandos' standards, Netflix is achieving its goal.


Teen Vogue photoshoot

Joel spend the day with Joey King doing a photoshoot with Teen Vogue. 

Here are a couple pictures. 

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25 Photos For Anyone Who Would Have Picked Lee Over Noah in The Kissing Booth #TeamLee

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If you've watched the Netflix original movie The Kissing Booth, chances are you may have developed a crush on Joel Courtney, who plays main character Elle's best friend Lee in the film. While his costars Joey King and Jacob Elordi found love on the set of the movie, it appears Joel is single, making a lot of fans very happy.

The 22-year-old may be best known for being a part of the mini cultural phenomenon, but you may also recognize him from the Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams movie Super 8 or his role in the CW show The Messengers, or maybe you're one of is 1.6 million followers on Instagram. No matter how you know Joel, there's no denying this cutie is definitely a Hollywood star on the rise.

Prepare to swoon as you scroll through some of his most adorable photos ahead!

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