‘Barbarian’ Scares Up Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Just in time for Halloween, the New Regency horror film Barbarian, from 20th Century Fox and Disney, topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Oct. 30.

From writer-director Zach Cregger and noted horror producer Roy Lee (The RingThe GrudgeIt), Barbarian is available for digital rental and sale. It follows a young woman who, upon arriving in Detroit for a job interview, books a rental home, discovers that the house is double booked and finds a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest. 

The Sony Pictures actioner Bullet Train, available for digital purchase and rental, fell from the top spot to No. 2. It stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. His latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe on the world’s fastest train.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was Warner’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film about a creepy experimental company town stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde and Chris Pine.

As Halloween loomed, director Jordan Peele’s sci-fi horror thriller Nope returned to the chart at No. 4. Available for digital purchase and newly available for digital rental, the Universal film follows two siblings who own a horse farm for Hollywood productions and make a chilling discovery.

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Debuting at No. 5 on the chart was another horror title timed for Halloween — Ti West’s X follow-up Pearl. Available for digital purchase, the Lionsgate film is a prequel to X, about an elderly couple that attacks members of a porn crew shooting a movie at their farm. Pearl serves as an origin story for the title character.

The only other newcomer to the chart was Paramount’s historical epic Medieval, starring Ben Foster and Michael Caine. Available for digital purchase, it debuted at No. 8.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 30, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Barbarian
  2. Bullet Train
  3. Don’t Worry Darling
  4. Nope
  5. Pearl
  6. Fall
  7. Top Gun: Maverick
  8. Medieval
  9. DC League of Super-Pets
  10. Jeepers Creepers Reborn

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