June 14, 2021
The Bob Odenkirk action thriller Nobody led the Vudu chart for the week ended June 13, while the Jason Statham actioner Wrath of Man, which led both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for two consecutive weeks, managed to hang on to the top spot on the FandangoNow chart for a third consecutive week.
Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.
Universal Pictures’ Nobody, newly available for digital purchase, managed to dethrone Wrath of Man for the top spot on the Vudu chart. In the film, Odenkirk plays a mild-mannered father and husband who hits a boiling point when he’s robbed. The film took the bronze on the FandangoNow chart.
Warner Bros.’ Wrath of Man, based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck and available as a premium VOD rental, pairs Statham with director Guy Ritchie. In the film, a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist, and the crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. The marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score. It took the No. 2 spot on the Vudu chart.
Coming in at No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart (No. 3 on Vudu) was Lionsgate’s horror sequel Spiral: From the Book of Saw, available as a premium digital rental. Spiral centers on Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock), who is working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran played by Samuel L. Jackson. Along with his rookie partner (Max Minghella), Banks takes charge of an investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.
Godzilla vs. Kong, from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, fell to No. 4 on both charts. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown and is available for premium digital purchase ($29.99). In this installment in the MonsterVerse, Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.
Coming in at No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart was Gravitas Ventures’ dramatic comedy Queen Bees, available at a premium digital rental. In the film, while her house undergoes repairs, a fiercely independent senior Helen (Ellen Burstyn) moves into a nearby retirement community temporarily. Once behind the doors of Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls” the likes of which she hasn’t encountered since high school, all of which leaves her yearning for the solitude of home. But somewhere between flower arranging and water aerobics Helen discovers that it’s never too late to make new friends and perhaps even find a new love. The film also stars James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtain and Christopher Lloyd.
Taking the fifth spot on the Vudu chart was Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry, the live-action/animation hybrid family comedy based on the iconic cat and mouse duo.
The 1993 family favorite The Sandlot made it to the Vudu top 10 list in the No. 7 position. The title is currently on sale for $4.99 for Father’s Day.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 13, in terms of revenue, were:
- Wrath of Man
- Spiral: From the Book of Saw
- Godzilla vs. Kong
- Tom & Jerry
- Mortal Kombat
- The Sandlot
- The Marksman
- Four Good Days
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 13, in terms of revenue, were: