‘Lost City,’ ‘Ozark’ Top Weekly Whip Media Streaming Charts

The Lost City led the Whip Media chart of top streaming movies while Netflix’s “Ozark” again topped the chart of top streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended May 15.

An action-adventure starring Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock, The Lost City hit the Paramount+ streaming service May 10. It 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.

Remaining in the top spot on the streaming originals chart for a second consecutive week, “Ozark” is a crime drama that follows the exploits of a money laundering couple. Part two of season four started streaming on Netflix April 29.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

Rising from No. 7 to No. 2 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s reality competition series “The Circle,” season four of which started streaming May 4 in weekly episodes. The season features a new set of contestants who compete in challenges to earn a cash prize as top influencer.

Remaining at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Netflix’s “Gracie and Frankie.” The series, which debuted a batch of season seven episodes April 29, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two aging women who form an unlikely friendship after their husbands reveal they are in love with each other.

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Landing at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s Senior Year, which debuted May 13. The comedy stars Rebel Wilson as a cheerleader who lands in a 20-year coma after a stunt gone wrong. Awakened at 37, she’s ready to live out her high school dream of becoming prom queen.

The Netflix documentary Our Father took the bronze on the streaming movies chart. It chronicles the saga of numerous half siblings secretly fathered by their mothers’ fertility doctor.

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended May 15:

  1. “Ozark” — Netflix
  2. “The Circle” (U.S.) — Netflix
  3. “Grace and Frankie” — Netflix
  4. “The Wilds” — Prime Video
  5. “The Flight Attendant” — HBO Max
  6. “Candy” — Hulu (Series Premiere)
  7. “Halo” — Paramount+
  8. “Moon Knight” — Disney+
  9. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” — Paramount+
  10. “Outer Range” — Prime Video

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers May 13 – 15:

  1. The Lost City — Paramount+
  2. Senior Year — Netflix
  3. Our Father — Netflix
  4. Star Wars — Disney+
  5. Firestarter — Peacock
  6. The Batman — HBO Max
  7. Old — HBO Max
  8. Death on the Nile — HBO Max/Hulu
  9. Eternals — Disney+
  10. Turning Red — Disney+

‘The Lost City’ Takes Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

The Sandra Bullock starrer The Lost City topped the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended May 15.

Newly available for digital purchase May 10, the action-adventure, co-starring 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.

Debuting at No. 2 was DreamWorks Animation’s animated caper comedy The Bad Guys, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Distributed by Universal, it follows reformed but misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good.

Debuting at No. 3 was Focus Features’ The Northman, an action epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. The film is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Falling from the top spot to No. 4 was Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, available for digital purchase and rental. The action adventure follows street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), who is recruited by seasoned treasure hunger Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 was Universal Pictures’ Michael Bay action thriller Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Available for premium digital rental and purchase, the film follows a veteran desperate for money who turns to his adoptive brother, a career criminal, who plans a heist.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 15, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Lost City
  2. The Bad Guys
  3. The Northman
  4. Uncharted
  5. Ambulance
  6. Dog
  7. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  8. Moonfall
  9. The Batman
  10. Sing 2

Paramount Streeting ‘The Lost City’ on Digital Platforms May 10, Packaged Media July 26

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the romantic comedy The Lost City for purchase on digital platforms May 10, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray, and DVD July 26.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe, the movie generated $163 million at the global box office, including $94.4 million across North American screens.

The home entertainment releases include more than 50 minutes of bonus content, including bloopers, deleted scenes not seen in theaters, and multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes showcasing exotic filming locations, how the action setpieces were filmed, and the story behind Bullock’s infamous purple jumpsuit, among other highlights.

Other bonus material includes “Charcuterie” — A breakdown of Bullock’s big kidnapping scene and what it’s like to come under attack from a giant charcuterie board. “The Villains of The Lost City” showcases Abigail Fairfax and his henchmen. “Building The Lost City” highlights building the movie’s island world.

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Buddy Comedy ‘Dog’ Due on Digital April 19, Blu-ray and DVD May 10

The buddy comedy Dog will be released on digital April 19 from MGM and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 10 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film, starring and co-directed by Channing Tatum, follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on a road trip. Army Ranger Briggs (Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, they drive each other crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards.

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From MGM in association with FilmNation Entertainment, Dog is directed by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum in their directorial debut. In addition to Tatum, the film stars Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Kevin Nash (Magic Mike), Q’orianka Kilcher (TV’s “Yellowstone”), Ethan Suplee (Remember the Titans), Emmy Raver-Lampman (TV’s “The Umbrella Academy”) and Nicole LaLiberte (TV’s “Dexter”).

‘The Lost City’ Tops ‘The Batman’ at Weekend Box Office

Paramount Pictures’ romantic adventure The Lost City took in an estimated $31 million across more than 4,200 North American screens to unseat Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman from atop the domestic box office. The dark actioner, which stars Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, earned another $20 million and has sold more than $332 million tickets in North America ($675 million globally) since its March 4 release.

For “Lost City,” the Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum action comedy performed as expected, due in part to good screen chemistry between the stars, Tatum’s concurrent theatrical success, Dog ($2.1 million), and Bullock’s appeal among female moviegoers. It was also her first big screen appearance since 2018. The actress’ previous two movies — Bird Box and The Unforgivable — screened exclusively on Netflix to record viewership on the streaming platform.

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Rounding out the weekend podium was newcomer RRR, an Indian war drama set in the 1920’s. The indie film generated an impressive $9.5 million across 1,200 screens. That was enough to best Sony Pictures’ Uncharted with $5 million, Crunchyroll’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie with $4.6 million, A24’s horror film X with $2.2 million and Sony’s enduring revenue generator Spider-Man: No Way Home with $2 million.

Overall, the domestic box office weekend finished up more than 2% with $82 million in revenue compared with $80 million in the previous-weekend period.

With $800.6 million, No Way Home becomes just the third film to cross $800 million at the domestic box office, following 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. It’s global cume now stands at $1.89 billion.

Paramount’s ‘The Lost City’ Looks to Knock Off ‘The Batman’ at Weekend Box Office

Sandra Bullock has been a box office draw most of her career, including setting Netflix viewership records for her past two original movies on the streaming platform: Bird Box in 2018, and The Unforgivable last year.

Now the actress returns to the big screen with The Lost City, Paramount Pictures’ romantic adventure co-starring Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe, with a cameo by Brad Pitt. Industry scuttlebutt suggests the movie will generate an estimated $30 million across more than 4,200 North American screens March 25-27 — which should be enough to unseat March box office champion The Batman with around $21 million in projected ticket sales across less than 4,000 screens. The Lost City reportedly tracked about $2.5 million in Thursday screenings.

The Robert Pattinson/Zoë Kravitz/Colin Farrell/Paul Dano co-starrer is looking to top $330 million in North American ticket sales; $630 million worldwide.

For Paramount, “Lost City” aims to continue the studio’s 2022 track record of successful releases, which included No. 1 box debuts for Scream in January and Jackass Forever in February.

Tatum also continues to have a sleeper hit at the box office with Dog, with the United Artists Releasing’s family-friendly movie expected to add $2.8 million in ticket sales, pushing its North American box office near $60 million.

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Sony Scores Another Box Office Hit with ‘Uncharted’

On the heels of enduring global box office blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony Pictures has another hit starring Tom Holland. Uncharted, the video game-themed actioner co-starring Mark Wahlberg, is projected to end the four-day President’s Day weekend with more than $51 million in North American ticket sales — greatly exceeding the $35 million projected by industry observers. The movie is expected to do about $44 million through Feb. 20.

The tallies would put Uncharted close to recent video game-themed releases Sonic the Hedgehog ($58 million in 2020) from Paramount Pictures, and Warner Bros.’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu with $54.3 million in 2019.

Globally, Uncharted crossed $100 million this weekend. Meanwhile, Columbia Pictures’ No Way Home made $1.72 million on Friday, $3.09 million on Saturday, with the studio projecting $2.38 million on Sunday and $1.6 million on Monday from 2,956 locations, for a four-day holiday weekend total of $8.8 million ($7.2 million for the three-day), bringing the domestic cumulated total to $771.7 million through Monday.

“This result is yet another extraordinary testament to the appetite for the theatrical experience that Sony Pictures bet on,” Josh Greenstein, president of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg are brilliant together. Thank you to our sister company, [Sony] PlayStation, for their incredible partnership, and all the many people who worked so hard to bring this film to life in a big, theatrical way.”

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United Artists Releasing’s new family friendly title Dog, starring Channing Tatum, also exceeded expectations with a projected $18 million in ticket sales, topping conservative estimates of around $11 million.

Erik Lomis, head of distribution at UAR, said moviegoer response showed that two movies can overperform on the same weekend.

“This speaks to the health of the market and shouldn’t be overlooked,” Loomis told a media outlet. “The marketplace can sustain more than one overperformer.”

HBO Max Orders ‘Real Magic Mike’ Competition Series

HBO Max has ordered “The Real Magic Mike” (working title), an unscripted competition series set to debut on the streamer later this year.

From the producers behind the “Magic Mike” franchise and live shows, the series will transform 10 men into real-life Magic Mikes in a competition. They will bare their souls and more as they evolve their bodies, learn to perform routines, and develop a new level of self-confidence. “As they strip off their clothes, they will rid themselves of emotional baggage and regain their mojo but only one will be the Real Magic Mike,” according to an HBO Max press release.

The winner will get a cash prize and an opportunity to perform on the Magic Mike Live stage in Las Vegas.

A nationwide casting search is currently underway.

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From Eureka Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the series’ executive producers include Channing Tatum (star of the 2012 movie Magic Mike), Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening and David Tibballs alongside co-executive producer Kevin Boyer.

“From box office hits to sold-out live shows, Magic Mike has proven to be a pop culture juggernaut that continues to delight people across the globe,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Channing, Steven and the team behind Magic Mike Live to continue this successful franchise that celebrates self-confidence and sexiness both inside and out.”

“‘Magic Mike’ is one of Warner Bros.’ most iconic franchises,” Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Channing, Steven and HBO Max on an all-new vision of this amazing and legendary brand. We’re looking forward to giving fans a front row seat as we search the country for undiscovered talent.”

‘21 Jump Street,’ ’22 Jump Street’ Leaping to 4K Sept. 15 From Sony

The comedies 21 Jump Street and its sequel, 22 Jump Street, are coming out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc on Sept. 15 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the first film, former high school foes turned rookie cop partners can’t catch a break — until they’re assigned to pose as students and bust a drug ring inside their old alma mater. Living like teenagers again, they slip back into their adolescent selves and risk the case — and their friendship. Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Ice Cube (Friday) star. Bonus features on 4K UHD include theatrical trailers.

Blu-ray bonus features include:

  • commentary with directors and cast
  • “Back to School”
  • 20 deleted scenes
  • gag reel
  • Johnny Depp on set
  • “Cube-O-Rama”
  • “Brothers in Arms”
  • “Peter Pan on the Freeway”
  • “The Rob Riggle Show”

In the sequel, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. When Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. B

Bonus features on 4K Ultra HD include:

  • “Big Time Action”
  • “Constructing Jump Street”
  • “How to Fight Funny”
  • “Ice Cubed”
  • “Inside Whyphy”
  • “Johnny Pemberton’s Nonsensical Tour”
  • “Jump StreetSpring Break”
  • “Ssshhhh: The Deleted Scene Library”
  • Dick Graze Music Video
  • theatrical trailers

Bonus features on Blu-ray include:

  • commentary with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
  • 22 deleted and extended scenes
  • five “Line-O-Ramas”
  • “The Perfect Couple of Directors”
  • “Joke-A-Palooza”
  • “Everything is Better in College”
  • “Jenko Split Video”
  • “The Perfect Line: Ad-Libbing on Set”
  • “The Dramatic Interpretation of 22 Jump Street– the Version Without the Jokes!”
  • “Don’t Cut Yet: The Mr. Walters Prison Scene”
  • “New Recruits: Casting 22 Jump Street”
  • “Janning and Chonah”
  • extended Zook and McQuaid football video

‘Smallfoot’ to March to Digital Dec. 4, Disc Dec. 11 from Warner

The animated Smallfoot will come out on digital (including Movies Anywhere) Dec. 4 and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Dec. 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film, featuring music by Zendaya and Common, turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (voice of Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human. News of the “smallfoot,” Percy (voice of James Corden), throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. The film also features the voice talent of Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack, which features a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a digital version of the movie, includes an interactive sing-along that lets viewers follow the words of their favorite songs from the film. Other bonuses include:

  • the “Super Soozie” Mini Movie, with custom animation featuring the yeti toddler Soozie;
  • Migo in “The Secret of the Yeti Stones,” a featurette with Tatum;
  • “Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot,” a making of featurette;
  • the Nial Horran “Finally Free” music video;
  • the Cyn “Moment of Truth” music video;
  • the “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around the World” music video; and
  • theatrical promos.

 

DVD bonus features include “Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot.”