June 28, 2021
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train took over the top spot of the Vudu chart the week ended June 27, while the Bob Odenkirk actioner Nobody grabbed No. 1 on the FandangoNow chart.
Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.
Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which became available for digital purchase June 22, is set after the events of the “Demon Slayer” television series and sees Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train. The film earned $455 million at the global box office. It was No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Nobody, which was No. 2 on the Vudu chart, 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. Read a review here.
Disney’s Cruella, which became available for digital purchase June 25, was No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart and No. 3 on the Vudu chart. The prequel tells the story of the rise of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil.
The previous week’s top Vudu title, Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong, dropped to No. 4 on that chart and No. 6 on the FandangoNow chart. 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.
The No. 3 FandangoNow title and No. 5 on the Vudu chart was DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, from Universal Pictures. The next chapter in the “Spirit” franchise begins as a young girl finds a connection to her mother’s legacy as a trick rider and forms a bond with a wild Mustang named Spirit. The film was released in theaters June 4 and is now available via on demand digital rental.
Warner’s Wrath of Man, the previous week’s top FandangoNow title, dropped to No. 4 on that chart and No. 7 on the Vudu chart. Based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck and available as a premium VOD rental, the actioner pairs director Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham as a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck who surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist, and the crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from.
Also new to the Vudu chart, at No. 6, was Warner’s Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One, an animated adaptation of a popular 1990s comic book storyline in which Batman battles mob violence in Gotham City.
The FandangoNow chart at No. 8 saw the debut of Vertical Entertainment’s Lansky, starring Harvey Keitel as aging mobster Meyer Lansky, who recounts his life during one last Federal investigation.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 27, in terms of revenue, were:
- Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
- Godzilla vs. Kong
- Spirit Untamed
- Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One
- Wrath of Man
- Mortal Kombat
- The Unholy
- Spiral: From the Book of Saw
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 27, in terms of revenue, were: