‘News of the World’ Again No. 1 on Vudu, FandangoNow Charts

The Tom Hanks starrer News of the World  again led the FandangoNow and Vudu charts for the week ended Jan. 24.

Both are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.

The Western set in the 1870s stars Hanks as an ex-captain from the Civil War who is paid to transport a 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Native Americans back home to her family. The title is available as a premium VOD rental.

Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age, which became available for premium rental at the services Dec. 17, repeated at No. 2 on both charts. In the animated sequel, in search of a new home, the Croods encounter the more sophisticated Betterman family. A new threat forces the two families to set aside their differences to avoid extinction.

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Coming in at No. 3 on the Vudu chart (and No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart) was Universal’s Let Him Go, which became available for digital purchase Jan. 19. Based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson, the film stars Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as a husband and wife who, following the death of their son, leave their Montana ranch to trek through North Dakota to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a ruthless family.

Taking the bronze on the FandangoNow chart (and No. 6 on the Vudu chart) was Promising Young Woman, available for premium VOD rental. The revenge dark comedy follows Cassie (Carry Mulligan), a young woman living a secret double life by night.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 24, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. News of the World
  2. The Croods: A New Age
  3. Let Him Go
  4. American Skin
  5. Tenet
  6. Promising Young Woman
  7. Greenland
  8. The War With Grandpa
  9. Love and Monsters
  10. Shadow in the Cloud


FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 24, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. News of the World
  2. The Croods: A New Age
  3. Promising Young Woman 
  4. Fatale
  5. Let Him Go
  6. Our Friend
  7. American Skin
  8. Greenland
  9. Tenet
  10. The War With Grandpa

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