‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for the fourth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 10.

The Marvel Studios film became available for digital purchase March 15. As the film begins, Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Remaining at No. 2 was Lionsgate’s Roland Emmerich disaster film Moonfall, starring Halle Berry. Available for digital purchase beginning April 1, the film follows a space crew who attempt to save the Earth when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of its orbit.

Rising to No. 3 from No. 4 was Paramount Pictures’ The Contractor, which debuted for premium rental and sale April 1. The film stars Chris Pine as a former elite Special Forces Sergeant who contracts with a private military force and uncovers a conspiracy.

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Rising to No. 4 from No. 7 on the chart was MGM’s Dog, available for premium digital rental. 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.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 remained at No. 5 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase and rental. It 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.

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

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Moonfall
  3. The Contractor
  4. Dog
  5. Sing 2
  6. The Outfit
  7. Jackass Forever
  8. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  9. Scream (2022)
  10. Death on the Nile

HBO Max Titles ‘The Fallout’ and ‘Kimi’ Available on Digital and DVD in April

The HBO Max Originals The Fallout and Kimi are available on DVD and for digital sellthrough in April from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

Available now is The Fallout. In the film, bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now. Special features on DVD include a making-of featurette.

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Due April 12 is Kimi. It follows Angela Childs (Zoë Kravitz), who reviews data streams for the voice-activated companion server KIMI. Amid a pandemic, though restrictions have eased, she suffers from agoraphobia and follows a strict routine, flirting — among other things — with her neighbor, and communicating with her mother, dentist and therapist via video chat, within the safety of her apartment in Seattle. But that changes when she hears something horrific in one of the streams and reporting a serious crime over email is deemed too risky. Angela hasn’t ventured outside since before the pandemic, so just getting to the office is a huge challenge. Determined to do the right thing, Angela has no idea what will actually happen when — and if — she’s able to step out of her comfort zone. Special features on DVD include “KIMI … Who’s Listening!!?,” which delves into the thriller nature of the film.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Swings to Top of Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home debuted in the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended March 20.

The Marvel Studios film became available for digital purchase March 15. As the film begins, the friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk, including MJ (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Peter (Tom Holland) will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse. 

The canine buddy comedy Dog fell from No. 1 to No. 2 on the chart. Available for premium digital rental, the MGM film follows an Army ranger (Channing Tatum) who races down the Pacific Coast with an Army dog named Lulu to make it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, they drive each other crazy.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 fell from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase. It 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. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Universal’s Jennifer Lopez-Owen Wilson romcom Marry Me landed at No. 4 on the chart. The film, which became available for digital purchase March 13, follows a heartbroken pop star (Lopez) slated to marry her pop star fiancé on stage who instead marries a stranger from the audience (Wilson).

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Also new to Vudu’s chart for the week was the supernatural horror thriller The Cursed, which landed at No. 5. Set in the late 1800s, the film follows a man who arrives in a remote country village to investigate an attack by a wild animal but discovers a deeper and sinister force that has the manor and its townspeople in its grip. The film is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 20, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Dog
  3. Sing 2
  4. Marry Me
  5. The Cursed
  6. The Matrix Resurrections
  7. American Underdog
  8. Scream (2022)
  9. Blacklight
  10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Doc ‘The Choir and Conductor’ Due for Digital Purchase and VOD April 12 From Virgil

The documentary The Choir and Conductor will be released for digital purchase and VOD April 12 from Virgil Films.

Musician Billie Eilish, who has a brief appearance in the film as an alumna of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, learned to sing starting at age 8 when she, like thousands of choristers, was electrified by its charismatic conductor Anne Tomlinson, who uses the power of choral singing to profoundly shape and impact the lives of hundreds of children.  In addition to Eilish, composers  such as John Williams, Gustavo Dudamel, John Mayer, Peter Sellars, and others have performed with the choir known as the LACC.  

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The film, which chronicles the story of the LACC, is a celebration of music and the arts. According to a report issued by Chorus America “more than 1 in 5 households have at least one singing family member, making choral singing the most popular form of participation in the performing arts for both adults and children.”

 

Vudu Offering Exclusive Clip and Themed Gift Cards for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Vudu is mounting an exclusive clip and offering gift cards for its top-selling pre-order title of all time, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, which arrives for digital purchase in SD, HDX and 4K UHD March 15.

The exclusive clip is titled “Getting the Spiders Together” and features never-before-seen on-set footage of Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire with Willem Dafoe and Benedict Cumberbatch. The exclusive clip also includes commentary from Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts and producer Kevin Feige.

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The Spider-Man: No Way Home Vudu gift cards feature 14 new designs.

Consumers can purchase Spider-Man: No Way Home as a standalone title at $19.99, as part of the Tom Holland “Spider-Man” three-film collection at $34.99 or as part of the “Spider-Man” eight-film bundle at $59.99.

Paramount’s ‘Scream’ Relaunch Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Paramount Pictures’ new Scream film led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended March 6.

The 2022 horror flick, available for digital rental and purchase March 1, reunites Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, reprising their roles. The story takes place 25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro as a terrifying new killer resurrects the Ghostface mask. As the deaths mount, Woodsboro’s new targets must seek help from the survivors of the original attacks.

Illumination’s Sing 2, which fell from the top spot on the chart to No. 2, is newly available for digital purchase. It 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. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Debuting at No. 3 was the Liam Neeson actioner Blacklight, newly available for digital rental. The film follows a government operative with a shadowy past who discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens and finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once protected.

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife fell from No. 2 to No. 4 on the chart. Available for digital rental and purchase, the franchise relaunch, from director Jason Reitman and produced by his late father, 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.

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Landing at No. 5 was Eternals, the latest Marvel feature from Disney. It’s available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase.

Also new to the chart were Oscar Best Picture contenders Licorice Pizza, available for digital purchase, and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, also available for digital purchase, at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 6, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Scream (2022)
  2. Sing 2
  3. Blacklight
  4. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  5. Eternals
  6. House of Gucci
  7. American Underdog
  8. King Richard
  9. Licorice Pizza
  10. West Side Story

Animated Sequel ‘Sing 2’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ animated sequel Sing 2 climbed to the top of the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Feb. 27.

The Illumination film, which rose from No. 3 to the top spot on the chart, became available for premium digital rental Jan. 7. It 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. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife fell from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart. Available for digital rental and purchase, the franchise relaunch from director Jason Reitman and produced by his late father 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.

Landing at No. 3 (falling from No. 2) was Disney’s 20th Century Studios prequel The King’s Man, newly available for digital rental and purchase Feb. 18. The action comedy, set during World War I, tells the origin story of the world’s very first independent intelligence agency. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.

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Rising from No. 9 to No. 4 was Warner Bros.’ Dune, based on the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert and starring Timothee Chalamet. It is available for digital rental and purchase.

Landing at No. 5 was The 355, which became available for digital purchase Feb. 22. It follows wild-card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain), who joins forces with rival German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz) on a lethal mission to retrieve a top-secret weapon that has fallen into mercenary hands. 

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 27, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Sing 2
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  3. The King’s Man
  4. Dune
  5. The 355
  6. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  7. American Underdog
  8. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  9. House of Gucci
  10. A Journal for Jordan

Doc ‘The Invisible Father’ Available Digitally March 8 From Virgil

The documentary The Invisible Father will be released on VOD and for digital purchase March 8 from Virgil Films.

In the 1960s, beat poet and experimental filmmaker Piero Heliczer helped shape New American Cinema, and was enmeshed with iconic filmmaker Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground at the very start of their careers. Through interviews with family and friends, found photos, and archival footage, Piero’s daughter Thérèse explores the artistic legacy and life of a man she never knew.

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The intimate documentary explores the promise and perils of leading an authentic, creative life, and the impact that it can have on the people you leave behind in the process. 

 

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Vudu’s Top-Selling Preorder Title of All Time

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home is Vudu’s top-selling preorder title of all time, the Fandango-owned transactional video service announced.

The title arrives March 15 for digital purchase in SD, HDX and 4K Ultra HD on Vudu.

Vudu’s previous preorder champ was Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame.

No Way Home is one of the biggest superhero movies ever made, and a historic event for film fans, which makes it the perfect movie to add to your home collection,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis in a statement. “Fans will want to relive every thrill, laugh and emotional moment, and to share them with their friends and family. It’s no surprise that it’s Vudu’s hottest preorder title of all time.” 

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Consumers can preorder Spider-Man: No Way Home as a standalone title at $19.99, or as part of the Tom Holland “Spider-Man” three-film collection at $34.99 or as part of the “Spider-Man” eight-film bundle at $59.99.

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife — produced by the late Ivan Reitman — for a third-consecutive week remained atop the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Feb. 20.

Available for digital rental and purchase, the franchise relaunch from director Jason Reitman and produced by his late father 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. Ivan Reitman died Feb. 12.

Landing at No. 2 was Disney’s 20th Century Studios prequel The King’s Man, newly available for digital rental and purchase Feb. 18. The action comedy, set during World War I, tells the origin story of the world’s very first independent intelligence agency. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.

Universal Pictures’ animated sequel Sing 2 fell from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart. 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. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Lionsgate’s Kurt Warner biopic American Underdog, available for digital rental and purchase, fell from No. 3 to No. 4. Based on the true story of the two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback, the film stars Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin.

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Landing at No. 5 was Disney’s animated musical Encanto — available for digital purchase and rental (and also available free to stream for Disney+ subscribers). The film, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, follows an extraordinary and magical family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 20, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  2. The King’s Man
  3. Sing 2
  4. American Underdog
  5. Encanto
  6. Eternals
  7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  8. House of Gucci
  9. Dune
  10. Redeeming Love