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:
- The Marvels
- Trolls Band Together
- The Color Purple
- The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
- The Boys in the Boat
- Killers of the Flower Moon
- Next Goal Wins