‘Sing 2’ Hits High Note on Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ animated sequel Sing 2 again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Jan. 23.

The Illumination film, which became available for premium digital rental Jan. 7, follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them. It also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Repeating at No. 2 was Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which became available for digital purchase Jan. 4. The franchise reboot from director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman is a sequel to the two 1980s “Ghostbusters” movies. It follows a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather, an original Ghostbuster, left behind.

Landing at No. 3 was Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which became available for digital purchase Jan. 18. In the sci-fi horror film, Raccoon City, which was once a booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, is now a dying Midwestern town — with great evil brewing below the surface.

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Dropping from No. 3 to No. 4 was Disney’s Marvel Comics-based Eternals, which became available for digital purchase Jan. 12, and falling from No. 4 to No. 5 was the sci-fi film Dune, available for non-premium digital purchase Jan. 11.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 23, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Sing 2
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  3. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  4. Eternals
  5. Dune
  6. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  7. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  8. No Time to Die
  9. Halloween Kills – Extended Cut
  10. The French Dispatch

‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Conjures Up Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife conjured up the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Jan. 9.

The franchise reboot from director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman became available for digital purchase Jan. 4. A sequel to the two 1980s “Ghostbusters” movies, the film follows a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather, an original Ghostbuster, left behind.

Universal Pictures’ Illumination animated sequel Sing 2, which became available for premium digital rental Jan. 7, took the No. 2 spot on the chart. In the film, the animal singers plan a new show, but must persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them. It also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Landing at No. 3 was the Marvel Comics-based sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, available for digital purchase and rental. It stars Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who interviews a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

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King Richard, with new Golden Globe Best Actor winner Will Smith — available for premium rental and purchase Jan. 4 — landed at No. 7 on the chart, while the horror film Antlers, newly available to rent, landed at No. 8.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 9, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  2. Sing 2
  3. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  4. No Time to Die
  5. The Last Duel
  6. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  7. King Richard
  8. Antlers
  9. Yellowstone: Season 4
  10. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

‘Venom’ Sequel Regains Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage regained the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Jan. 2.

The Marvel Comics-based sequel, available for digital purchase and rental, stars Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who interviews a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage. The film rose from No. 2 on the chart the previous week.

Taking the silver on the chart was MGM’s latest James Bond film No Time to Die, which rose from No. 3 the previous week. Available for digital rental and purchase, it’s the last Bond film with Daniel Craig in the lead role.

Landing at No. 3 was last week’s chart topper, Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The sci-fi horror actioner, available for premium digital rental, returns to the origins of the franchise in Raccoon City.

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With the recent release of the latest “Spider-Man” film in theaters, Spider-Man: No Way Home, 2019’s Spider-Man Far from Home and 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man (starring Andrew Garfield) jumped to No. 9 and No. 14 on the chart.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. Jan. 2, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  2. No Time to Die
  3. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  4. Encanto
  5. Dune
  6. Free Guy
  7. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  8. The Last Duel
  9. Spider-Man: Far from Home
  10. Yellowstone: Season 4

Latest ‘Resident Evil’ Film Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City took the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Dec. 26.

The sci-fi horror actioner, available for premium digital rental, returns to the origins of the franchise in Raccoon City.

Dropping to No. 2 from the top spot was Sony’s Marvel Comics-based sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, available for digital purchase and rental. It stars Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who interviews a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

Taking the bronze on the chart was MGM’s latest James Bond film No Time to Die, which rose from No. 4 the previous week. Available for digital rental and purchase, it’s the last Bond film with Daniel Craig in the lead role.

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Meanwhile, holiday films continued to appear on the Vudu chart the week of Christmas. The 2000 live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, came in at No. 4, and Illumination’s 2018 animated The Grinch, with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, landed at No. 7.

New to the chart were Disney’s animated musical Encanto — available for digital purchase (and also available free to stream for Disney+ subscribers) — and the horror-suspense thriller Antlers — also available for digital purchase — at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 26, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  3. No Time to Die
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  5. Encanto
  6. Antlers
  7. The Grinch
  8. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  9. Free Guy
  10. Elf

Vudu Launches Year-End Sale

Vudu, Fandango’s digital purchase and rental content service, is hosting a year-end sale through Jan. 3

Consumers who spend $40 or more on movie or TV content on Vudu receive a code for $10 off additional movies and TV purchases at the beginning of the year.  More details can be found at https://www.watchvudu.com/yearend.

In addition, many titles are on sale to purchase for as low as $7.99, and throughout the next two weeks, Vudu is offering thousands of additional movies, television seasons and bundled sets, many in 4K Ultra HD, for $4.99 and up.

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Horror Tale ‘Fallen’ Heading to Digital, On Demand and DVD Feb. 22

The supernatural horror tale Fallen will be released for digital purchase, on demand and on DVD Feb. 22 from Lionsgate.

The film follows Father Abraham, who was ready to save the world from an evil menace using exorcism — until tragedy struck. Years later, he lives on a remote farm with his daughter, haunted by the faces of those he saved and those he could not. After finding a pale humanoid creature lurking in the woods one night, he shoots and cremates the monster. But all too soon he discovers that the beast was not alone, and that his troubles have only just begun.

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New-to-Rent ‘Venom’ Sequel Regains Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage regained the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Dec. 19.

The Marvel Comics-based sequel, which arrived Nov. 23 for digital purchase and is newly available for digital rental, stars Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who interviews a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Paramount’s family film Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on the children’s books. The film became available for digital purchase Dec. 14.

Halloween Kills — Extended Cut, another title newly available for digital purchase Dec. 14, landed at No. 3 on the chart. Universal Pictures’ sequel to 2018’s Halloween, the film features Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and the entire town of Haddonfield banding together to take down the infamous killer Michael Myers. 

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The other title new to the chart (No. 7) was 20th Century Studios’ animated comedy Ron’s Gone Wrong, which became available for digital purchase Dec. 15. The film, which became available free to stream on HBO Max on the same date, is about a socially awkward middle-schooler who receives a digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his “best friend out of the box.”

With Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters, Vudu’s top-selling bundle was the Tom Holland “Spider-Man” 3-movie-collection, available for $34.99 in 4K UHD.

Meanwhile, holiday films continued to populate the chart. The 2000 live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, came in at No. 5, and Illumination’s 2018 animated The Grinch, with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, landed at No. 8.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 19, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  2. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  3. Halloween Kills – Extended Cut
  4. No Time to Die
  5. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  7. Ron’s Gone Wrong
  8. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  9. The Last Duel
  10. Free Guy

Thriller ‘The Card Counter’ Available Digitally Nov. 23, on Disc Dec. 14

The crime thriller The Card Counter was released through digital retailers Nov. 23, and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 14 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Paul Schrader, the film follows an ex-military interrogator turned gambler who is haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Tye Sheridan. 

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Bonus content on Blu-ray and DVD includes the featurette “A High-Stakes World,” in which Schrader discusses developing the characters and how the world of poker provided the perfect metaphor for William Tell’s predicament. The featurette also includes interviews with stars Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, as well as poker consultant Joe Stapleton.

Animated ‘Birds Like Us’ Available on Digital, On Demand and DVD Jan. 25

The animated family film Birds Like Us will debut digitally, on demand and on DVD Jan. 25 from Lionsgate.

Academy Award winners Alicia Vikander, Jeremy Irons and Jim Broadbent lend their voice talents to the film that explores the journey of an unlikely group of animals trying to make their way back home. Trapped in a village ruled by the meddling Kondor (Irons), Huppu the bird (Vikander) dreams of having the freedom to hatch her own egg. Suddenly, she, Kondor, and their friends are blasted to a distant land, and they must trust in a wise, eccentric bat to guide them on a strange, dazzling odyssey back to the tree they call home.

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‘Venom’ Sequel Leads Weekly Vudu Chart

Venom: Let There Be Carnage led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Nov. 28.

The Marvel Comics-based superhero film, which arrived Nov. 23 for digital purchase, stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson. In the film, Eddie Brock (Hardy) interviews serial killer Cletus Kasady (Harrelson), who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

Repeating at No. 2 was the latest James Bond film No Time to Die. The MGM/United Artists Releasing spy thriller, the fifth and final Bond movie featuring Daniel Craig as Agent 007, is available for premium digital rental.

Taking the bronze on the chart was Free Guy, which is available for digital purchase and rental. The Disney-owned 20th Century Studios film stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story.

Coming in at No. 4 was the MGM animated sequel The Addams Family 2, featuring the voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac. In the film, available for digital purchase, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up.

Landing at No. 5 was James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase. The superhero movie is based on the DC Comics team of villains extorted into performing dangerous missions for the U.S. government.

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Two titles debuted on the chart for the week — Spencer starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and the Bruce Campbell horror-comedy Black Friday, which landed at No. 8 and No. 10, respectively.

Also, consumers got into the spirit of the holidays with the 2000 live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, coming in at No. 7, and Illumination’s 2018 animated The Grinch, with the lead character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, landing at No. 11. 

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Nov. 28, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  2. No Time to Die
  3. Free Guy
  4. The Addams Family 2
  5. The Suicide Squad
  6. Jungle Cruise
  7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  8. Spencer
  9. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  10. Black Friday