July 26, 2021
Lionsgate’s sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard topped both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for the week ended July 25.
Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.
An action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard debuted for digital purchase July 27. In the film, the world’s most lethal odd couple — bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and hit man Darius Kincaid (Jackson) — are back. Still unlicensed, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by the volatile spouses, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas).
Universal Pictures’ horror thriller The Forever Purge, the latest installment in the dystopian “Purge” franchise about periods when all crime becomes legal, debuted at No. 2 on both charts. The film is available as a premium digital rental.
Paramount Pictures’ horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, starring Emily Blunt and written and directed by John Krasinski, slipped to No. 3 from the top spot on both charts. The title is available for digital purchase. In the film, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must face the terrors of the outside world as they continue to fight for survival in silence.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the latest installment in the horror franchise about a paranormal investigator couple battling the supernatural, debuted at No. 4 on both charts. The film is newly available for premium digital purchase and rental.
Taking the fifth spot on both charts was Warner Bros.’ Wrath of Man, available for digital rental and purchase. Based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck, the actioner pairs director Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham. Statham plays a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck who surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from.
Additional newcomers to the charts were Sony Pictures’ comedic drama Here Today (No. 9 on FandangoNow), starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, and the action thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass (No. 10 on FandangoNow), starring Megan Fox, Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 25, in terms of revenue, were:
- The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
- The Forever Purge
- A Quiet Place Part II
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
- Wrath of Man
- Mortal Kombat
- Spiral: From the Book of Saw
- Godzilla vs. Kong
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 25, in terms of revenue, were: