Story of a Family’s Love Was Top Valentine’s Day Rental at FandangoNow

Valentine’s Day may traditionally be for romance, but it was a story of a family’s love that attracted the most rental views Feb. 14 at on-demand site FandangoNow.

New-to-VOD Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, was the No. 1 rental pick for viewers on Valentine’s Day on the site. The film, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Make-Up, follows a family coping with a boy’s facial deformation and his challenges as he enters junior high.

Wonder is truly one of those films that the whole family can enjoy,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis in a statement, “and it makes sense that a film with such heart would rule rentals during Valentine’s week.”

Three other new-to-digital Oscar contenders, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Lady Bird and Coco were among the top five films that fans bought on Wednesday night.

Fandango is currently offering an awards season gift card that offers the ability to see all the nominated films via tickets on the big screen or at home on FandangoNow.

FandangoNow’s Top Rented Movies on Valentine’s Day:

  1. Wonder
  2. A Bad Moms Christmas
  3. Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  4. Braven
  5. Only the Brave

FandangoNow’s Top Purchased Movies on Valentine’s Day:

  1. Justice League
  2. Coco
  3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. Daddy’s Home 2
  5. Lady Bird

Gals Pick ‘Lady Bird’ for Girls Night and Guys ‘Dunkirk’ for Guys Night in Fandango Valentine’s Oscar Poll

Fandango asked more than 1,000 female moviegoers if they were planning a girls’ night get-together (“Galentine’s Day”) celebration — and if so, which of the Oscar-nominated films would they want to watch with their girlfriends.

The top Galentine’s selection was Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, nominated for five Oscars and available for purchase on FandangoNOW, Fandango’s premium on-demand video service.

Women’s top five Galentine’s Oscar-nominated pics in the survey were:

  1. Lady Bird
  2. The Shape of Water
  3. I, Tonya
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. Phantom Thread

 

When more than 1,000 male moviegoers were asked which Academy Award-nominated films they’d watch for a guys’ night out or at home, they chose Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, also available on FandangoNOW in 4K UHD and nominated for eight Oscars, as the top selection.

Men’s top five Palentine’s Oscar-nominated pics in the survey were:

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Get Out
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. The Shape of Water

Oscar-Nominated ‘I, Tonya’ Due in March

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release I, Tonya, nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing), on Digital HD and Movies Anywhere March 2, and on Blu-ray, DVD and on demand March 13.

A darkly funny examination based on the true story of Tonya Harding, a controversial figure in the history of figure skating, and the headline-grabbing scandal surrounding her, the home entertainment release includes more than 40 minutes of exclusive bonus content, including deleted scenes and featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the film and its story.

The film stars Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) in an Oscar-nominated performance as Harding, and Allison Janney (Girl on a Train) in an Oscar-nominated performance as her acid-tongued mother. Janney won a Golden Globe for her performance.

Multi-Oscar-Nominee ‘Shape of Water’ Hits Digital Feb. 27, Disc March 13

Director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water — a fantasy romance that racked up 13 Academy Award nominations, more than any other movie this year – will be released on Digital Feb. 27 and on disc two weeks later by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc editions arrive on March 13.

Special features include theatrical trailers and the featurettes “A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times,” “Anatomy of a Scene: Prologue,” “Anatomy of a Scene: The Dance,” “Shaping the Waves: A Conversation with James Jean,” and “Guillermo del Toro’s Master Class.”

The Shape of Water is a fairy tale set in the United States during the Cold War. In a secret government laboratory where she works, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) suffers from loneliness and isolation. Her life is changed when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) stumble upon a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water been nominated for Best Picture and 12 other Oscars, including  Del Toro as Best Director, Hawkins as Best Actress, Spencer as Best Supporting Actress, Jenkins as Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.