February 16, 2021
The Universal/DreamWorks animated sequel The Croods: A New Age, newly available to own Feb. 9, popped back to the top of the Vudu and FandangoNow charts the week ended Feb. 14.
Both are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.
A followup to 2013’s The Croods, the sequel finds the prehistoric family facing a new challenge when they encounter a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family. As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, until a new threat forces them to work together. The voice cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran and Leslie Mann.
Wonder Woman 1984, which was released Feb. 12 as a 48-hour PVOD rental after debuting on WarnerMedia’s SVOD service HBO Max, took the No. 2 spot on both charts. A sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, the follow-up reunites director Patty Jenkins with star Gal Gadot and moves the setting from World War I to 1980s America, where the DC Comics heroine confronts a wannabe tycoon who gains the power to grant wishes.
The dystopian disaster film Greenland, which recently became available for digital purchase after a stint as a PVOD rental, fell to No. 3 from No. 1 on both charts. It’s an action thriller that follows a family fighting for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin) and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.
Another Feb. 12 new-to-PVOD rental, Lionsgate’s Barb & Star Go to the Vista Del Mar, also debuted on both charts, at No. 4 on FandangoNow and No. 8 on Vudu. From co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), the comedy follows lifelong friends Barb and Star, who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. The trip includes romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot.
Also new to PVOD Feb. 12 was the Nicolas Cage starrer Willy’s Wonderland, which came in at No. 4 on the Vudu chart and No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart. Cage plays a quiet loner who agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs after his car breaks down. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy’s Wonderland.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 14, in terms of revenue, were:
- The Croods: A New Age
- Wonder Woman 1984
- Willy’s Wonderland
- Love and Monsters
- Let Him Go
- Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
- News of the World
- Promising Young Woman
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 14, in terms of revenue, were: