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‘Sonic 2’ Debuts Atop the Weekly Vudu Chart

Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 topped the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended May 30.

Available for digital purchase May 24, the sequel, also available to stream on Paramount+, follows Sonic (voice of Ben Schwartz), who after settling in Green Hills is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with new partner Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

The Marvel Comics-based Morbius, available for digital purchase May 17 and distributed by Sony Pictures, fell from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart. It stars Jared Leto as the enigmatic superhero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others from suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a cure that unleashes a darkness inside him.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s caper comedy The Bad Guys, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Distributed by Universal, the animated adventure follows reformed but misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good.

Rising from No. 5 to No. 4 on the chart was the action-adventure The Lost City, newly available for digital rental after being available for digital purchase May 10. The film, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, follows a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model who gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

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Dropped from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart was Focus Features’ The Northman, an action epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman and Anya Taylor-Joy, the film is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Also new on the Vudu chart for the week was Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, ranking at No. 8. The franchise title is available for premium rental and sale.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 30, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  2. Morbius
  3. The Bad Guys
  4. The Lost City
  5. The Northman
  6. Uncharted
  7. The Batman
  8. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  9. The Contractor
  10. Memory

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