‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Returns to Top of Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion climbed to the top of the chart of the 10 most popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Aug. 21.

The film, which became available for regular digital purchase Aug. 16 after premium availability, co-stars franchise regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with cast members Laura Dern, Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum from the original series. It’s the third in the “Jurassic World” franchise and the sixth in the overall “Jurassic” franchise. In the film, set four years after the destruction of Isla Nubar, dinosaurs roam the Earth again.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis, which arrived for premium digital rental and purchase Aug. 9. The film, which stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, tells the story of Elvis (Butler) through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru, the latest installment in the Illumination animated series. The film, which tells the story of 12-year-old Gru’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Debuting at No. 4 on the chart was Paramount’s Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, which became available for premium digital rental and purchase Aug. 16. In the film, down-on-his-luck hound Hank (voice of Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (voice of Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, the underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. Other voice talent includes Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou and Michelle Yeoh.

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Debuting at No. 5 on the chart was Paramount’s Orphan: First Kill, which became available for premium digital rental and purchase Aug. 19. The horror film, a prequel to 2009’s Orphan, follows Esther as she escapes from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

The only other title to debut on the chart was B.J. Novak’s directorial debut, the murder mystery Vengeance, starring Novak, Issa Rae and Ashton Kutcher. The film is available for premium digital purchase and rental. 

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Aug. 21, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion
  2. Elvis
  3. Minions: The Rise of Gru
  4. Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
  5. Orphan: First Kill
  6. The Black Phone
  7. Vengeance
  8. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  9. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission
  10. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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