‘Warning’ Coming to Digital Oct. 22, Disc Oct. 26

The sci-fi thriller Warning will premiere in select theaters and for digital rental Oct. 22, and will be available to own on digital, Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 26 from Lionsgate.

Set in the not-too-distant future, the film explores the repercussions that humanity faces when omniscient technology becomes a substitute for human contact. But life begins to unravel when a global storm causes electronics to go haywire, leading to terrifying, deadly consequences.

Warning stars Thomas Jane (Deep Blue Sea), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy), Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike), Alice Eve (Before We Go) and Kylie Bunbury (“When They See Us”).

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‘Snake Eyes’ Remains Atop Weekly Vudu Chart; ‘Respect’ Garners Weekend Top Spot

Paramount’s actioner Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins remained atop the list of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu the week ended Aug. 29, while the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which debuted as a premium rental Aug. 27, led over the weekend.

Snake Eyes — the third live-action “G.I. Joe” movie rebooting the franchise following 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation — became available for premium digital purchase and rental Aug. 17. Based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy line, it delves into the backstory of the mysterious title character, a ninja warrior who conducts covert operations for the counter-terrorist military unit known as G.I. Joe. Welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan after saving the life of their heir-apparent, Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) joins the battle against the terrorist group Cobra. The cast also includes Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, and Samara Weaving as Scarlett.

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Repeating at No. 2 on the weekly chart was Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, which was released to digital platforms for premium purchase Aug. 10 following a concurrent run in theaters and as a Disney+ Premier Access PVOD add-on. In the film, Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, and confronts her darker parts when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Hounded by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Along with Johansson, the cast includes Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei/The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina.

The Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker, landed at No. 3 for the week after leading over the weekend.

Universal’s F9, the ninth installment in the main “Fast & Furious” franchise, landed at No. 4. It became available for premium rental July 30.

At No. 5 on the chart was the horror film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, available for digital purchase.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Aug. 29, in terms of revenue, are as follows:

  1. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
  2. Black Widow
  3. Respect
  4. F9: The Fast Saga
  5. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  6. Stillwater
  7. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  8. Peter Rabbit 2
  9. The Green Knight
  10. Wrath of Man

‘F9’ Stays in the Lead on Vudu Chart

For the second consecutive week, Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga finished first among all titles on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu for the week ended Aug. 8.

In F9, the ninth installment in the primary series of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) leads his crew on another worldwide adventure to stop an evil scheme by his brother (John Cena). The film became available for premium rental July 30.

Lionsgate’s sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard repeated No. 2. An action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard debuted for digital purchase July 27. In the film, the lethal odd couple — bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and hit man Darius Kincaid (Jackson) — are back. Still unlicensed, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by the volatile spouses, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a madman (Antonio Banderas).

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Paramount Pictures’ horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, starring Emily Blunt, and written and directed by John Krasinski, took the bronze on the Vudu chart, rising from No. 4. The title is available for digital rental and purchase. In the film, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must face the terrors of the outside world as they continue to fight for survival in silence.

Universal Pictures’ horror thriller The Forever Purge, the latest installment in the dystopian “Purge” franchise about periods when all crime becomes legal, landed at No. 4. The film is available as a premium digital rental.

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Warner Bros.’ latest Monsterverse installment, Godzilla vs. Kong, is on sale and reentered the chart at No. 5.

Among the rookie titles on Vudu’s top 10 list for the week were Pixar’s fantasy adventure Luca, which previously debuted on the Disney+ streaming service at no additional charge and is available as a premium rental, and the Nicolas Cage indie Pig, about a truffle hunter in search of his kidnapped pig and available for digital rental and purchase.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Aug. 8, in terms of revenue, are as follows:

  1. F9: The Fast Saga
  2. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  3. A Quiet Place Part II
  4. The Forever Purge
  5. Godzilla vs. Kong
  6. Luca
  7. Wrath of Man
  8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  9. Pig
  10. Peter Rabbit 2

Fandango Unites TVOD Services FandangoNow and Vudu Under Vudu

Fandango has officially announced the combination of its two transactional movie and TV content services Vudu and FandangoNow under Vudu.

The newly updated Vudu replaces FandangoNow as the official movie and TV store on Roku. (Vudu uses Roku Pay.)

The new Vudu service will offer more than 200,000 new-release and catalog movies and TV shows to rent or buy digitally, including the largest collection of 4K Ultra HD titles and thousands of titles to watch for free with no subscription required, according to the Fandango press release.

Vudu, which was acquired by Fandango in 2020, is available in more than 75 million U.S. TV-connected device households, according to The NPD Group. The service has more than 60 million registered users and serves millions of consumers daily across smart TVs, connected devices, mobile and online, according to the release.

“At Fandango, we’ve been building a digital network that super-serves tens of millions of fans across the entire entertainment lifecycle, from movie and TV discovery with Rotten Tomatoes, to our three theatrical ticketing apps and now an even larger scale Vudu on-demand streaming destination,” Fandango president Paul Yanover said in a statement. “During a time where consumers have a myriad of viewing options, we’re proud to deliver a service that presents an unparalleled library of content, many titles that are not available on subscription services, and the flexibility to pay as you go.”

“Consumer excitement for premium video on-demand has grown significantly as users turn to streaming to access the latest movies and TV show releases,” Tedd Cittadine, VP of content partnerships at Roku, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Fandango as we build a future where all TV will be streamed by creating a seamless experience for users to discover and enjoy premium video-on-demand releases.”

Vudu delivers multiple 4K Ultra HD audio-visual experiences, including premium formats such as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision and is available on Samsung, LG and Vizio Smart TVs; the Roku platform; Amazon Fire TV; Apple TV; Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex; PlayStation; Xbox; TiVo; and more. Other benefits include personalized deals with “Mix & Match” bundles; family-friendly features such as “Kids Mode”; tools to manage digital collections, such as list-building; and the ability to transfer physical discs to digital.

“By bringing its two services together on Vudu, Fandango will be able to rapidly innovate and make bolder, faster enhancements to benefit consumers and partners, especially important during an ever-changing media landscape,” read the press release. “Vudu’s size, reach and breadth of content, paired with Fandango’s scale in theatrical ticketing, will provide even more opportunities for studios, brands and marketers to reach a massive high value entertainment audience.”

Starting now, FandangoNow customers can transfer their accounts and movie and TV collections to Vudu. Access to their libraries will thereafter be provided through Vudu. The Movie Store and TV Store on Roku devices will automatically update from FandangoNow to the new Vudu.

Vudu, as was FandangoNow, is part of the Movies Anywhere cloud-based library service.

Nicolas Cage Drama ‘Pig’ Hitting PVOD Aug. 3

The Nicolas Cage starrer Pig will be available for PVOD rental and sale Aug. 3.

In the dramatic thriller from Neon Films, Cage plays a truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness. He must return to his past in Portland after his beloved foraging pig is kidnapped.

The film, directed by Michael Sarnoski, also stars Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin. Released in theaters July 16, Pig has earned $2.6 million at the box office.

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‘Wrath of Man,’ ‘Cruella’ Again Top Vudu, FandangoNow Charts

For a second consecutive week, Wrath of Man topped the Vudu chart and Cruella led the FandangoNow chart for the week ended July 11.

Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.

Warner Bros.’ Wrath of Man, newly available for digital purchase, also came in at No. 4 on the FandangoNow chart. Based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck, the actioner pairs director Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham. Statham plays a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck who surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from.

Disney’s Cruella, which became available for premium digital purchase June 25, was also No. 3 on the Vudu chart. The prequel tells the story of the rise of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil.

Universal Pictures’ Nobody jumped to No. 2 on the Vudu chart and remained at No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart. The film stars Bob Odenkirk as a family man repressing a dangerous past that resurfaces after he interrupts burglars robbing his home. When he learns his daughter’s kitty bracelet is missing, he snaps and sets off on a mission of revenge looking to vent his deep-seated rage.

Warner’s Angelina Jolie film Those Who Wish Me Dead, newly available for premium rental and sale July 2, came in at No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart (No. 6 on Vudu). Jolie stars as Hannah, a smoke jumper reeling from the loss of three young lives she failed to save from a fire. When she comes across a bloodied and traumatized 12-year-old boy, the two set out together to cross miles of thick forest. Braving deadly lightning storms that challenge even Hannah’s well-honed survival skills, they’re unaware of the true dangers they face as they’re hunted by two killers while a massive fiery blaze heads straight for them.

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, available for premium digital rental, came in at No. 3 on the FandangoNow chart (No. 9 on Vudu). The next chapter in the “Spirit” franchise begins as a young girl finds a connection to her mother’s legacy as a trick rider and forms a bond with a wild Mustang named Spirit.

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Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong, available for digital sale and rental, remained at No. 4 on the Vudu chart (No. 6 on FandangoNow). The film, from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, stars Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown. In this installment in the Monsterverse, Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.

No. 5 on the Vudu chart (No. 8 on FandangoNow) was Screen Media’s horror thriller Till Death, starring Megan Fox. Fox plays Emma, who is stuck in a stale marriage to Mark and is surprised when he whisks her away to their secluded lake house for a romantic evening on their 10th anniversary. But everything is not as it seems.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 11, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Wrath of Man
  2. Nobody
  3. Cruella
  4. Godzilla vs. Kong
  5. Till Death
  6. Those Who Wish Me Dead
  7. Werewolves Within
  8. Demon Slayer
  9. Spirit Untamed
  10. The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

 

FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 11, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Cruella
  2. Those Who Wish Me Dead
  3. Spirit Untamed
  4. Wrath of Man
  5. Nobody
  6. Godzilla vs. Kong
  7. The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2
  8. Till Death
  9. Spiral: From the Book of Saw
  10. Demon Slayer

Mixed Martial Arts Story ‘Notorious Nick’ Coming to Digital Rental Aug. 6, DVD and Digital Purchase Aug. 17

The underdog mixed martial arts story Notorious Nick will be available in select theaters and for digital rental Aug. 6, and on DVD and for digital purchase Aug. 17 from Lionsgate.

Cody Christian (TV’s “All American” and “Teen Wolf”) stars in the underdog tale based on a true story. In the film, even though he was born with a partial left arm, Nick Newell (Christian) dreams of being a fighter. After wrestling in high school, Nick becomes a fierce competitor when his best friend Abi introduces him to mixed martial arts. Suddenly, a tragedy provides Nick with an unexpected opportunity.

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From a producer of BloodsportKickboxer and Death Warrant, the film also stars Barry Livingston, Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustle) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects).

‘Wrath of Man,’ ‘Cruella’ Top Vudu, FandangoNow Charts

Wrath of Man returned to the top spot of the Vudu chart and Cruella led the FandangoNow chart for the week ended July 4.

Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.

Warner’s Wrath of Man, newly available for digital purchase, leapt to the top spot from No. 4 on the Vudu chart the previous week. The title came in at No. 3 on the FandangoNow chart. Based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck, the actioner pairs director Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham. Statham plays a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck who surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from.

Disney’s Cruella, which became available for premium digital purchase June 25, was also No. 2 on the Vudu chart. The prequel tells the story of the rise of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil.

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, available for premium digital rental, came in at No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart (No. 5 on Vudu). The next chapter in the “Spirit” franchise begins as a young girl finds a connection to her mother’s legacy as a trick rider and forms a bond with a wild Mustang named Spirit.

Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong, came in at No. 3 on the Vudu chart and No. 4 on the FandangoNow chart. The film from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, stars Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown. In this installment in the Monsterverse, Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.

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Universal Pictures’ Nobody was No. 4 on the Vudu chart and No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart. The film stars Bob Odenkirk as a family man repressing a dangerous past that resurfaces after he interrupts burglars robbing his home. When he learns his daughter’s kitty bracelet is missing, he snaps and sets off on a mission of revenge looking to vent his deep-seated rage.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 4, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Wrath of Man
  2. Cruella
  3. Godzilla vs. Kong
  4. Nobody
  5. Spirit Untamed
  6. Demon Slayer
  7. Those Who Wish Me Dead
  8. Mortal Kombat
  9. Tom & Jerry
  10. Till Death

 

FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 4, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Cruella
  2. Spirit Untamed
  3. Wrath of Man
  4. Godzilla vs. Kong
  5. Nobody
  6. Those Who Wish Me Dead
  7. Spiral: From the Book of Saw
  8. Lansky
  9. Demon Slayer
  10. Till Death

Richard Dreyfuss Film ‘Crime Story’ Available for Rental Aug. 13 From Saban and Paramount

Crime Story, starring Academy Award winners Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, Jaws) and Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic), will open in select theaters and for digital rental Aug. 13 from Saban Films and Paramount Home Entertainment.

In the film, a man suffering from cancer seeks revenge on the thieves who have destroyed his life.

When ex-mob boss Ben Myers (Dreyfuss) is targeted in a home robbery, he goes on a deadly rampage of vengeance. But with his family caught in the cross hairs, Myers must finally face the consequences of his dark past in this action-packed crime thriller.

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Thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Available for Premium Digital Ownership and Rental July 2, on Disc Aug. 3

The Angelina Jolie thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead arrives for early premium digital ownership and rental July 2 and on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 3 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film is directed by Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan and stars Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Maleficent) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class).

Jolie stars as Hannah, a smoke jumper reeling from the loss of three young lives she failed to save from a fire. When she comes across a bloodied and traumatized 12-year-old boy, the two set out together to cross miles of thick forest. Braving deadly lightning storms that challenge even Hannah’s well-honed survival skills, they’re unaware of the true dangers they face as they’re hunted by two killers while a massive fiery blaze heads straight for them.

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The Blu-ray includes a making-of featurette and the DVD “Those Who Wish Me Dead First Look.”