October 18, 2021
Free Guy, from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, for the third consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu the week ended Oct. 17.
The film, which became available for digital purchase Sept. 28 and is newly available for digital rental, stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story.
Taking the No. 2 spot on the chart was MGM’s animated sequel The Addams Family 2, which debuted for premium digital rental Oct. 1. In the film featuring the voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up.
Dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 was Universal’s Old, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mystery. The film about beachgoers who age prematurely became available for digital purchase Oct. 5.
The fourth spot went to Disney’s adventure Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and available for digital purchase.
Debuting at No. 5 was the action thriller Copshop, starring Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo. It’s available for premium digital rental.
Other chart newcomers included the Western Old Henry, starring Tim Blake Nelson, which is available for digital rental and landed at No. 12, and the drama-musical Dear Evan Hansen, starring Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever, which is available for premium digital rental and landed at No. 13.
Coinciding with the theatrical release of Halloween Kills, David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween reboot (starring Jamie Lee Curtis) turned up at No. 14 on Vudu’s weekly chart.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 17, in terms of revenue, were:
- Free Guy
- The Addams Family 2
- Jungle Cruise
- Don’t Breathe 2
- F9: The Fast Saga
- PAW Patrol: The Movie
- Black Widow
- Candyman (2021)
Meanwhile, Vudu is mounting its DC FanDome sale on DC films, TV shows and originals from the DC Universe. Superhero and villain films now available at discounted prices include Joker, The Dark Knight and Aquaman. Bundled films on sale include 4 Film Favorites: Batman Collection, Birds of Prey & Suicide Squad 2-Film Collection, and the Wonder Woman 2-Film Collection. DC Universe TV shows on sale include season one of “Superman & Lois,” “Doom Patrol,” “Watchmen” and more. Bundled TV series on sale include Supergirl: Season 1-5, Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series, Lucifer: Season 1-3, “Arrow” and more.