Warner Bros.’ ‘Wonka’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Warner Bros.’ Wonka again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Feb. 11.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros.’ Wonka became available for premium digital rental and sale on Feb. 27. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Rising from No. 3 to No. 2 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, which is available for premium digital rental. In the film, a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham) upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was the DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23. The superhero sequel follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was the Illumination animated film Migration, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment starting Jan. 23. The comedy follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

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Landing at No. 5 on the chart was Bleecker Street’s I.S.S., available for premium digital rental and sale. The sci-fi drama follows a fight between U.S. and Russian astronauts to take over the International Space Station as worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth.

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

  1. Wonka
  2. The Beekeeper
  3. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  4. Migration
  5. I.S.S.
  6. American Fiction
  7. Wish
  8. Trolls Band Together
  9. The Book of Clarence
  10. Thanksgiving

Warner Bros.’ ‘Wonka’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Warner Bros.’ Wonka debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Feb. 4.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros.’ Wonka became available for premium digital rental and sale on Feb. 27. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was the DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23. The superhero sequel follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, which is available for premium digital rental. In the film, a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham) upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 4 on the chart was the Illumination animated film Migration, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment starting Jan. 23. The comedy follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

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Dropping from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart was Disney’s animated Wish, available for digital purchase starting Jan. 23. In the musical comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe — the ruler of Rosas — to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen.

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

  1. Wonka
  2. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  3. The Beekeeper
  4. Migration
  5. Wish
  6. Trolls Band Together
  7. The Marvels
  8. Night Swim
  9. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  10. Napoleon

Drama ‘What Rhymes With Reason’ Due Digitally Feb. 6, on DVD April 30 From Virgil

The Reckless Abandonment Pictures coming-of-age drama What Rhymes With Reason will be released via VOD and digital purchase Feb. 6, and on DVD April 30 from Virgil Films.

Told through a Goonies-like adventure lens, the family-friendly ‘PG-13’ film follows six teens led by the charismatic Jesse Brandt, who enlists his friends to help find a legendary landmark hidden in the wilderness. Together, they navigate the adventure while confronting the darkness within themselves.

The cast includes Gattlin Griffith (“The Boys”), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock), Giselle Torres (“The Villains of Valley View”), LaRonn Marzett, Katie Burgess, Juan Graterol and Bart Johnson (High School Musical).

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At the film’s center is the subject of depression. What Rhymes With Reason is carefully crafted to break stigmas and encourage much needed conversations surrounding faith and mental health.

The film partnered with 988 Mental Health Lifeline, a nationwide operation that provides a three-digit number to replace the 11-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 Mental Health Lifeline operates 24/7/365 and offers services for mental health crisis calls. Operators in Oklahoma are licensed and certified health crisis specialists who answer calls and dispatch local services and mobile crisis teams.

Superhero Sequel ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 28.

The superhero film, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23, follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was the Illumination animated film Migration, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment starting Jan. 23. The comedy follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was Disney’s animated Wish, available for digital purchase starting Jan. 23. In the musical comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe — the ruler of Rosas — to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 4 on the chart was Disney’s Marvel Studios superhero sequel The Marvels, available for digital purchase. In the film, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole, her powers are entangled with super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Carol’s estranged niece, astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Together, the unlikely trio must team up and work together to save the universe.

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Finally, debuting at No. 5 on the chart was the horror film Night Swim, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal. In the film, a collaboration between Blumhouse and Atomic Monster from the producers of M3GAN, Wyatt Russell stars as a former major league baseball player, forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, who moves into a new home with his wife (Oscar nominee Kerry Condon) and their two children. The new home comes complete with a backyard swimming pool, but a deep secret surfaces and unleashes a malevolent force that will drag the family into the inescapable depths of terror.

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

  1. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  2. Migration
  3. Wish
  4. The Marvels
  5. Night Swim
  6. Trolls Band Together
  7. Ferrari
  8. Napoleon
  9. Silent Night
  10. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Superhero Sequel ‘The Marvels’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Disney’s superhero sequel The Marvels debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 21.

In the Marvel Studios film, available for digital purchase, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole, her powers are entangled with super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Carol’s estranged niece, astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Together, the unlikely trio must team up and work together to save the universe.

Remaining at No. 2 on the chart was Universal’s Trolls Band Together, available for digital purchase. In the animated film, the third in the franchise, as Poppy (Anna Kendrick) grows closer to her now boyfriend Branch (Justin Timberlake), she discovers his secret past as a member of her favorite boyband, BroZone, with his four estranged brothers.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was the biopic Napoleon, Apple Original Films’ historical drama from director Ridley Scott. Available for premium digital rental and sale starting Jan. 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader. The film looks at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine (Vanessa Kirby).

Landing at No. 4 on the chart was Warner Bros.’ new take on The Color Purple, available for premium digital rental and sale starting Jan. 16. The film follows Celie (Fantasia Barrino in her major motion picture debut, reprising her 2005 Broadway role), who is torn apart from her sister Nettie (Halle Bailey) and her children and faces many hardships in her life, including an abusive husband simply called Mister (Colman Domingo). With the support of sultry singer Shug Avery (Taraji P. Henson) and stepdaughter Sofia (Danielle Brooks, Tony-nominated for the role on Broadway), Celie ultimately finds strength in the unbreakable bonds of a new kind of sisterhood.

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Dropping from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart was Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Based on the Suzanne Collins best-selling novel of the same name, the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise is available for premium digital rental and sale. The prequel, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, follows a young Coriolanus as he unites with Lucy Gray Baird in the 10th Hunger Games and battles his instincts for both good and evil.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 21, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Marvels
  2. Trolls Band Together
  3. Napoleon
  4. The Color Purple
  5. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  6. The Boys in the Boat
  7. Oppenheimer
  8. Killers of the Flower Moon
  9. Next Goal Wins
  10. Thanksgiving

Biopic ‘Napoleon’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The biopic Napoleon topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 14.

The Apple Original Films’ historical drama from director Ridley Scott — available for premium digital rental and sale starting Jan. 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment — stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader. The film looks at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine (Vanessa Kirby).

Dropping from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was Universal’s Trolls Band Together, available for digital purchase. In the animated film, the third in the franchise, as Poppy (Anna Kendrick) grows closer to her now boyfriend Branch (Justin Timberlake), she discovers his secret past as a member of her favorite boyband, BroZone, with his four estranged brothers.

Dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Based on the Suzanne Collins best-selling novel of the same name, the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise is available for premium digital rental and sale. The prequel, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, follows a young Coriolanus as he unites with Lucy Gray Baird in the 10th Hunger Games and battles his instincts for both good and evil.

Falling from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart was Universal’s Oppenheimer, available for digital rental and purchase. The Christopher Nolan biopic tells the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb.

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Dropping from No. 4 to No. 5 on the chart was director Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, available for digital purchase. Based on a true story and set in 1920s Oklahoma, the drama depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 14, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Napoleon
  2. Trolls Band Together
  3. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  4. Oppenheimer
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon
  6. The Bricklayer
  7. Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One
  8. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Extended Version)
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Barbie

Doc ‘The Movement’ Available for Digital Rental and Purchase Jan. 26 From Virgil

Virgil Films and Entertainment will release the Civil Rights documentary The Movement for digital rental (VOD) and digital purchase (EST) Jan. 26.

The documentary tells the courageous story of the leaders and protestors that took to the streets in Danville in 1963, risking their lives in a coordinated effort to end segregation in the Last Capital of the Confederacy.

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Universal’s ‘Trolls Band Together’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal’s Trolls Band Together again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 7.

Available for premium digital rental and sale starting Dec. 19, the animated film is the third in the franchise. In the threequel, as Poppy (Anna Kendrick) grows closer to her now boyfriend Branch (Justin Timberlake), she discovers his secret past as a member of her favorite boyband, BroZone, with his four estranged brothers.

Remaining at No. 2 on the chart was Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Based on the Suzanne Collins best-selling novel of the same name, the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise is available for premium digital rental and sale. The prequel, set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, follows a young Coriolanus as he unites with Lucy Gray Baird in the 10th Hunger Games and battles his instincts for both good and evil.

Remaining at No. 3 on the chart was Universal’s Oppenheimer, available for digital rental and purchase. The Christopher Nolan biopic tells the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb.

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Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was director Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Based on a true story and set in 1920s Oklahoma, the drama depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion.

Rising to No. 5 from No. 7 on the chart was Silent Night. available for premium digital rental and sale. Directed by John Woo, the film follows a father who, while recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, plots revenge after his son is killed in gang crossfire on Christmas Eve.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 7, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Trolls Band Together
  2. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  3. Oppenheimer
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon
  5. Silent Night
  6. The Bricklayer
  7. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Extended Version)
  8. Thanksgiving
  9. Priscilla
  10. Freelance

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Dec. 24.

Based on the Suzanne Collins best-selling novel of the same name, the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise, available for premium digital rental and sale starting Dec. 19, is a prequel set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute. It follows a young Coriolanus as he unites with Lucy Gray Baird in the 10th Hunger Games and battles his instincts for both good and evil.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Universal’s Trolls Band Together, also available for premium digital rental and sale Dec. 19. In the third film in the franchise, as Poppy (Anna Kendrick) grows closer to her now boyfriend Branch (Justin Timberlake), she discovers his secret past as a member of her favorite boyband, BroZone, with his four estranged brothers.

Landing at No. 3 is the Sony Pictures slasher film Thanksgiving, available for premium digital rental and sale. Based on a fictitious trailer in the film Grindhouse and directed by Eli Roth, the film involves the fallout of a Black Friday sale turned deadly.

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Landing at No. 4 is Lionsgate’s action thriller Silent Night, available for premium digital rental and sale. Directed by John Woo, the film follows a father who, while recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, plots revenge after his son is killed in gang crossfire on Christmas Eve.

Remaining at No. 5 on the chart was Universal’s Oppenheimer, available for digital purchase. The Christopher Nolan biopic tells the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 24, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  2. Trolls Band Together
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. Silent Night
  5. Oppenheimer
  6. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  7. Killers of the Flower Moon
  8. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Extended Version)
  9. The Expendables 4
  10. Barbie

‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Tops Vudu Movie Revenue Chart for 2023

Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie captured the No. 1 spot on Vudu’s top 10 movies of 2023 list, based on digital purchases and rentals, followed by the 20th Century Fox James Cameron sequel Avatar: The Way of Water at No. 2, and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 at No. 3.

Vudu, Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) service, also ranked the top five TV shows, horror/thriller movies and action movies.

Vudu’s Top 10 Movies of 2023, in terms of revenue, are: 

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  2. Avatar: The Way of Water
  3. John Wick: Chapter 4
  4. Fast X
  5. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
  6. Barbie
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  8. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  9. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  10. The Flash

 

Vudu’s Top 5 Horror/Thriller Movies of 2023, in terms of revenue, are:

  1. M3GAN
  2. Meg 2: The Trench
  3. Plane
  4. Evil Dead Rise
  5. The Pope’s Exorcist

 

Vudu’s Top 5 Action Movies of 2023, in terms of revenue, are:

  1. John Wick: Chapter 4
  2. Fast X
  3. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
  4. The Equalizer 3
  5. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

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Vudu’s Top 5 TV Shows of 2023, in terms of revenue, are:

  1. Yellowstone
  2. The Big Bang Theory
  3. Friends
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Supernatural