July 19, 2021
Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II topped both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for the week ended July 18.
The horror sequel, starring Emily Blunt and written and directed by John Krasinski, is newly available for digital purchase. In the film, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must face the terrors of the outside world as they continue to fight for survival in silence.
Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.
Warner Bros.’ Wrath of Man, newly available for digital rental as well as purchase, took the silver on both charts. Based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck, the actioner pairs director Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham. Statham plays a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck who surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from.
Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong, available for digital sale and rental, came in at No. 3 on the Vudu chart (No. 9 on FandangoNow). The film, from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, stars Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown. In this installment in the Monsterverse, Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.
Taking the third spot on the FandangoNow chart (No. 4 on Vudu) was Warner’s actioner Mortal Kombat, available for digital purchase. In the latest adaptation of the classic video game, MMA fighter Cole Young is unaware of his heritage — or why Outworld’s Sorcerer Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt him down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies from Outworld.
Disney’s Cruella, which became available for premium digital purchase June 25, landed at No. 4 on the FandangoNow chart (No. 7 on Vudu). The prequel tells the story of the rise of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil.
Universal Pictures’ Nobody, available for digital rental and sale, came in at No. 5 on the Vudu chart (No. 8 on the FandangoNow). The film stars Bob Odenkirk as a family man repressing a dangerous past that resurfaces after he interrupts burglars robbing his home. When he learns his daughter’s kitty bracelet is missing, he snaps and sets off on a mission of revenge looking to vent his deep-seated rage.
Taking the fifth spot on the FandangoNow chart was Lionsgate’s The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, available for digital purchase. In the sequel, after surviving a night of terror on the West Coast, Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family back to his childhood home in Chicago to write his new book. When an eccentric neighbor (Katt Williams) moves in next door, Carl becomes convinced that the man is a vampire.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 18, in terms of revenue, were:
- A Quiet Place Part II
- Wrath of Man
- Godzilla vs. Kong
- Mortal Kombat
- Spiral: From the Book of Saw
- Out of Death
- Till Death
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 18, in terms of revenue, were: