‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for a second consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended July 4.

Available for digital purchase beginning June 22, the Marvel Comics-based sequel stars Benedict Cumberbatch, who returns as Doctor Stephen Strange, master of the mystic arts. Strange seeks to protect a teenage girl from a parallel world who has the power to travel between the multiverses and is being pursued by an entity who seeks to control her power.

Remaining at No. 2 on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s caper comedy The Bad Guys, available for digital purchase. Distributed by Universal, the animated adventure follows reformed but misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good.

Returning to the chart at No. 3 was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, newly available for regular digital purchase after its availability for premium digital purchase and rental. In the latest installment about J.K. Rowlings’ wizarding world, professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and a Muggle baker on a dangerous mission.

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The Nicolas Cage comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, newly on sale for digital rental and purchase, rose from No. 5 to No. 4 on the chart. Cage stars as himself in the film. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish). He must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.

Sony Pictures’ Morbius, available for digital purchase and rental, fell from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart. The Marvel Comics-based film stars Jared Leto as the enigmatic superhero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others from suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a cure that unleashes a darkness inside him.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 4, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  2. The Bad Guys
  3. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  4. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  5. Morbius
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  7. Firestarter
  8. Uncharted
  9. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  10. Last Seen Alive

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