March 20, 2019
Aquaman emerged at No. 1 on FandangoNow’s chart of top movies for digital rental and purchase for another week.
FandangoNow is movie site Fandango’s transactional VOD service.
Warner’s DC Comics superhero feature held off the studio’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which levitated to No. 2 (from No. 8) on the chart for the week ended March 17. “Harry Potter” writer J.K. Rowling’s followup to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned $160 million in theaters, while the swimming superhero vehicle earned $334 million at the box office.
Warner also took the third spot on the FandangoNow chart with the Oscar-launded A Star Is Born, which earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song and eight nominations. The music drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga slipped just one spot from No. 2 the previous week.
Best Picture Academy Award winner Green Book landed at No. 4, rising from No. 10 the previous week. The film also picked up Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
Newly arriving on the chart were Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which took the fifth spot, and Universal’s Mortal Engines, which came in at No. 10. Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, earned $171 million at the box office, while Mortal Engines, a post-apocalyptic actioner backed by Peter Jackson, made just $16 million theatrically.
The top films to purchase and/or rent on FandangoNow for the week ended March 17 were:
- Aquaman — Warner
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — Warner
- A Star is Born(2018) — Warner
- Green Book— Universal
- Mary Poppins Returns — Disney
- Instant Family — Paramount
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
- Creed II — Warner
- Ralph Breaks the Internet — Disney
- Mortal Engines— Universal