‘The Mule’ Pulls to No. 1 on FandangoNow Chart

Warner’s The Mule trotted to the No. 1 on FandangoNow’s chart of top movies for digital rental and purchase for the week ended April 14.

FandangoNow is movie site Fandango’s transactional VOD service.

The Clint Eastwood drama, which earned $103.8 million in theaters, is about a broke man in his 80s who unwittingly signs on as a drug courier.

Warner also took the second spot on the FandangoNow chart with the DC Comics superhero feature Aquaman, which earned $335 million at the box office, while Paramount’s “Transformers” reboot Bumblebee, which made $127.2 million theatrically, landed at No. 3.

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Two newer releases, Universal’s Glass and Sony’s Holmes & Watson came in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, made $111 million theatrically, while the comedy Holmes & Watson, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, earned $30.6 million.

The top films to purchase and/or rent on FandangoNow for the week ended April 14 were:

  1. The Mule — Warner
  2. Aquaman — Warner
  3. Bumblebee — Paramount
  4. Glass— Universal
  5. Holmes & Watson — Sony
  6. A Dog’s Way Home — Sony
  7. Escape Room — Sony
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
  9. Vice — Fox
  10. A Star Is Born (2018) — Warner

‘Holmes & Watson’ Is Top Disc, ‘The Mule’ Top Digital Release on Redbox Charts

Sony’s Holmes & Watson took the top spot on the Redbox physical rental chart but lost out to Warner’s stubborn holdover The Mule on the digital chart for the week ended April 14.

The Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly comedy debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red vending machines, but the Clint Eastwood vehicle The Mule trotted up from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

Holmes & Watson, a sendup of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, finished at No. 2 on the digital chart.

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Paramount’s “Transformers” reboot Bumblebee landed at No. 3 and the DC swimming superhero flick Aquaman floated at No. 4 on both charts.

Two other new releases entered the disc chart for the week. Sony’s A Dog’s Way Home, about the many lives of a reincarnating dog, sat at No. 5, while Universal’s Steve Carell starrer Welcome to Marwen, finished at No. 6.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 14:

  1. Holmes & Watson (New) — Sony
  2. The Mule — Warner
  3. Bumblebee — Paramount
  4. Aquaman— Warner
  5. A Dog’s Way Home (New) — Sony
  6. Welcome to Marwen(New) — Universal
  7. Second Act — Universal
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
  9. Mary Poppins Returns — Disney
  10. Instant Family — Paramount

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 14:

  1. The Mule— Warner
  2. Holmes & Watson— Sony
  3. Bumblebee— Paramount
  4. Aquaman— Warner
  5. A Dog’s Way Home — Sony
  6. Instant Family — Paramount
  7. Welcome to Marwen— Universal
  8. Second Act— STX
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
  10. A Star Is Born (2018) — Warner

‘The Mule’ Battles ‘Bumblebee’ on Redbox Charts

Warner’s The Mule was a stubborn competitor for Paramount’s Bumblebee on the Redbox charts for the week ended April 7.

The Clint Eastwood drama took the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red vending machines, and the “Transformers” reboot topped the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals. The Mule, meanwhile, came in at No. 2 on the digital chart while Bumblebee finished second on the disc chart.

Both titles were new releases on disc for the week. Bumblebee, starring Hailee Steinfeld, earned $127.2 million at the box office while The Mule took in $103.8 million.

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Warner’s Aquaman, the No. 1 title on both charts in the previous week, slipped to No. 3 on the two Redbox charts while the Jennifer Lopez comedy Second Act fell from second place to fourth on both charts.

Vice, a disc new release from Fox, finished at No. 6 on both the disc and digital charts. The Oscar-lauded film, starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams, chronicles the life and legacy of vice president Dick Cheney.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 7:

  1. The Mule (New) — Warner
  2. Bumblebee (New) — Paramount
  3. Aquaman — Warner
  4. Second Act — Universal
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
  6. Vice (2018) (New) — Fox
  7. Mary Poppins Returns — Disney
  8. Instant Family — Paramount
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald— Warner
  10. Ralph Breaks the Internet — Disney

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 7:

  1. Bumblebee — Paramount
  2. The Mule — Warner
  3. Aquaman— Warner
  4. Second Act — Universal
  5. Instant Family — Paramount
  6. Vice (2018) — Fox
  7. A Star Is Born (2018) — Warner
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
  9. Green Book— Universal
  10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald— Warner

Paramount’s ‘Bumblebee’ Shoots to Top of FandangoNow Chart

Paramount’s Bumblebee fought its way to No. 1 on FandangoNow’s chart of top movies for digital rental and purchase for the week ended March 24.

FandangoNow is movie site Fandango’s transactional VOD service.

The “Transformers” franchise reboot, which earned $127.2 million in theaters, stars Hailee Steinfeld in an origin story about the Autobot warrior Bumblebee. It debuted on digital March 19.

Warner took the second spot on the FandangoNow chart with another new digital release, the Clint Eastwood starrer The Mule, about a broke man in his 80s who unwittingly signs on as a drug courier.

The studio also managed a third-place finish with Aquaman, which sank two spots after two weeks at No. 1. The DC Comics superhero feature earned $334.8 million at the box office.

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Sony’s Best Animated Feature Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hung in at No. 4 for another week, while Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which stars Emily Blunt, remained in the fifth spot.

The top films to purchase and/or rent on FandangoNow for the week ended March 24 were:

  1. Bumblebee — Paramount
  2. The Mule — Warner
  3. Aquaman — Warner
  4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Sony
  5. Mary Poppins Returns — Disney
  6. A Star Is Born (2018) — Warner
  7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — Warner
  8. Green Book — Universal
  9. Instant Family — Paramount
  10. Creed II — Warner

 

Fandango is celebrating the upcoming April 2 digital release of Glass by hosting an exclusive clip featuring scenes from the film and an interview with the film’s star James McAvoy and director M. Night Shyamalan across its various channels.

Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’ Coming to Digital March 19, Disc April 2 from Warner

The Mule, from star and director Clint Eastwood, travels to digital (including Movies Anywhere) March 19 and 4K UHD combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD April 2 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film also stars Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born, American Sniper), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, What’s Love Got to Do With It), Michael Peña (American Hustle, Cesar Chavez), Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) and Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven, The Godfather: Part III). It follows Earl Stone (Eastwood), a man in his 80s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel, and eventually, he hits the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Cooper).

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Special features on the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include “Nobody Runs Forever: The Making of The Mule” (also on the DVD) and Toby Keith’s “Don’t Let the Old Man In” music video.

Warner’s ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ ‘Selena’ Among Warner Titles Now Available on FilmRise AVOD Service

Blade Runner: The Final Cut, director Ridley Scott’s final cut of the classic 1982 film, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects, in addition to five more Warner films are available now on FilmRise’s ad-supported streaming network.

FilmRise licensed the titles from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

“We are excited to be partnering with Warner Bros. in bringing these beloved films to audiences through our streaming network,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher in a statement. “Die-hard fans of Blade Runner deem this final cut as the only version of the cult classic reflecting Ridley Scott’s original artistic vision for the project. The additional five films are undoubtedly part of American culture — classics that fans can view over and over again.”

The five other films available include the Oscar-lauded Million Dollar Baby, starring Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank; Free Willy, the whale tale that spawned three sequels; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 1990 feature starring Corey Feldman; Gremlins, 1984’s comedy-horror film executive produced by Steven Spielberg; and Selena, Jennifer Lopez’s break-out role as recording star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez who was tragically murdered at 23.

Eastwood’s ’15:17 to Paris’ Coming Home in May

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release director Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris digitally May 1, and on Blu-ray and DVD May 22.

The docu-drama recounts the story of three Americans — Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone — who stopped a terrorist attack on a train in Europe in 2015.

Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone play themselves in the film, joined by a cast that includes Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Ray Corasani, P.J. Byrne, Tony Hale and Thomas Lennon. Paul-Mikél Williams plays the younger Anthony, Bryce Gheisar plays the younger Alek and William Jennings plays the younger Spencer.

The Blu-ray and DVD will include the featurette “Portrait of Courage,” in which Eastwood and his creative team discuss how the story inspired them and why they moved to have the three Americans to play themselves.

The Blu-ray will include the additional featurette “Making Every Second Count,” in which Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler take viewers moment-by-moment through the real-life drama, just as they lived it.