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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Floats to Top of Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife floated to the top the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Feb. 6.

Newly available to rent, the title rose from No. 3 the previous week. It became available for digital purchase Jan. 4. The franchise reboot from director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman is a sequel to the two 1980s “Ghostbusters” movies. It follows a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino. From director Ridley Scott, the film is inspired by the true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. It became available for digital purchase Feb. 1.

Lionsgate’s Kurt Warner biopic American Underdog, which became available for digital purchase Feb. 4, entered the chart at No. 3. Based on the true story of the two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback, the film stars Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin.

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Rising to No. 4 from No. 6 on the chart the previous week was Warner Bros.’ Dune, based on the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert and starring Timothee Chalamet. It is available for digital purchase and rental.

Universal Pictures’ animated sequel Sing 2 fell from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart. The Illumination film, which became available for premium digital rental Jan. 7, follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 6, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  2. House of Gucci
  3. American Underdog
  4. Dune
  5. Sing 2
  6. The Matrix Resurrections
  7. Clean
  8. The 355
  9. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  10. Clifford the Big Red Dog

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