‘The Little Things’ Tops Watched at Home Chart

Warner Bros.’ The Little Things took the No. 1 spot on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended May 8.

The crime thriller starring Denzel Washington jumped nine spaces to take the top spot. It came out on Blu-ray and DVD May 4 after debuting for digital purchase April 20.

Dropping to No. 2 after five weeks at No. 1 was Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984. The DC Comics superhero movie starring Gal Gadot has been available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD since March 30.

The previous week’s top newcomer, Universal’s The Marksman, remained at No. 3, following its digital sellthrough release April 27. In the film, Liam Neeson plays an ex-Marine and hardened Arizona rancher who simply wants to be left alone as he tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. Everything changes when he witnesses migrants fleeing from a band of assassins sent by a ruthless drug cartel.

The weekly Watched at Home chart, compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, tracks transactional video activity such as digital sellthrough, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental.

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Coming in at No. 4 (dropping from No. 2) was Best Picture Oscar winner Nomadland, from Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures, the indie arm of 20th Century Studios. It debuted on Blu-ray Disc April 27. Universal’s animated hit sequel The Croods: A New Age remained at No. 5.

New to the chart for the week was Minari, Oscar winner in the Best Supporting Actress category, joining the list at No. 15. Also riding Oscar accolades, Judas and the Black Messiah moved up four spots to No. 10. Girl in the Basement, inspired by real-life events, returned to the chart at No. 17 and the comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar returned to the list at No. 18.

  1. The Little Things (Warner)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. The Marksman (Universal)
  4. Nomadland (20th Century)
  5. The Croods: A New Age (Universal)
  6. News of the World (Universal)
  7. Promising Young Woman (Universal)
  8. Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  9. City of Lies (Lionsgate)
  10. Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner)
  11. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  12. The Vault (2021, Paramount)
  13. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  14. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  15. Minari (Lionsgate)
  16. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  17. Girl in the Basement (A+E)
  18. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)
  19. Soul (Disney)
  20. Willie’s Wonderland (Screen Media Films)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended May 8.

‘The Informer’ Tops Vudu, FandangoNow Charts

The Informer topped both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for the week ended Nov. 8.

Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.

The crime thriller, available on PVOD beginning Nov. 6, stars Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Common. It follows an informant for the FBI working to help dismantle the Polish mafia’s drug trade in New York. When the operation goes wrong, he is coerced into returning to prison to take down the cartel from the inside.

Blumhouse’s  The Craft: Legacy, which debuted on PVOD Oct. 28, took the No. 2 spot on the Vudu chart and came in at No. 3 on the FandangoNow list. A continuation of the 1996 film The Craft, in which aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers, the film is written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones and stars Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale, On the Basis of Sex), Gideon Adlon (The Society, Blockers, The Mustang), Lovie Simone (Selah & the Spades, Greenleaf), Zoey Luna (Pose, Boundless) and Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella), with Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny.

Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe, took the silver on the FandangoNow chart. In the thriller, Crowe plays a mentally unstable man who pursues a female driver in an extreme case of road rage. That title landed at No. 6 on the Vudu chart.

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Meanwhile, After We Collided took the bronze on the Vudu chart. Based on the 2014 novel, it’s a followup to After and chronicles the romance of two young lovers.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Nov. 8, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Informer
  2. The Craft: Legacy
  3. After We Collided
  4. Spell
  5. Love and Monsters
  6. Unhinged
  7. Antebellum
  8. Mulan
  9. The Call
  10. Ava

 

FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Nov. 8, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Informer
  2. Unhinged
  3. The Craft: Legacy
  4. Spell
  5. Love and Monsters
  6. After We Collided
  7. Mulan
  8. Mortal
  9. Antebellum
  10. The Dark and the Wicked

 

‘Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder’ Concert Film Available on Digital Dec. 1 From Sony

Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder, the Grammy-nominated 1988 concert, is coming to digital for purchase and rental Dec. 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Restored, re-edited and remixed from the original film reels and master tapes, the concert release was filmed at the Nassau Coliseum (Long Island, N.Y.) and features David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright with an innovative mix of lighting and staging, balancing the then-new material and classic Pink Floyd songs.

Tracks include:

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs of Life
  3. Learning to Fly
  4. Sorrow
  5. The Dogs of War
  6. On the Turning Away
  7. One of These Days
  8. Time
  9. On the Run
  10. The Great Gig in the Sky
  11. Wish You Were Here
  12. Us and Them
  13. Money
  14. Comfortably Numb
  15. One Slip
  16. Run Like Hell

 

Bonus tracks include:

  1. Yet Another Movie
  2. Round and Around
  3. A New Machine Part 1
  4. Terminal Frost
  5. A New Machine Part 2

 

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Doc ‘Stripped: Los Angeles’ Available for Digital Sale and Rental on Mill Creek’s MovieSpree, Amazon

The documentary feature Stripped: Los Angeles, which profiles the lives and experiences of top exotic and private dancers in Los Angeles, is available for digital sale and rental on Mill Creek Entertainment’s movieSpree transactional VOD service and on Amazon Instant Video.

The stereotype-shattering exposé provides an all-access pass into the lives and experiences of five talented and multi-faceted women. Hailing from the Valley to the Coast, Della, Nikki, Bama, Sizi and Erica are not afraid to share their struggles with embracing their sexuality around this historically taboo profession. From the main stage through the digital age, their raw ambition drives them to be among the top dancers in the city of Los Angeles.

The film is also slated to premiere on Starz on Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET.

“These are voices that need to be heard and stories deserving to be told,” filmmaker Marc Ostrick said in a statement. “Whether it’s entrepreneurial or escapism, these women are in control of their bodies and their livelihood and the intent of this feature is to de-stigmatize what it means to be an exotic dancer.”

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Ostrick is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker with more than 25 years of producing, directing and writing achievements. His recent environmental TV documentary work is part of Discovery Channel’s international “Shark Week” franchise and has also worked with Imax production company MacGillivray Freeman Films.

‘Antebellum’ Tops Vudu, FandangoNow Charts

The premium VOD release Antebellum led both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for the week ended Sept. 20.

Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.

From Lionsgate and QC Entertainment — the producer of Get Out and Us Antebellum stars Janelle Monáe in a thriller about a successful author who finds herself trapped on a 19th century slave plantation.

Another Lionsgate title, The Secret: Dare to Dream, which became available for digital sale Sept. 15 after a PVOD run, took the No. 2 spot on the Vudu chart and landed at No. 3 on the FandangoNow chart. The dramatic romance stars Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas and is based on the best-selling book The Secret.

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Meanwhile, Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment in the iconic comedy series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, took the bronze on the Vudu chart and the silver on the FandangoNow chart after remaining at No. 1 on both for three consecutive weeks.

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

  1. Antebellum
  2. The Secret: Dare to Dream
  3. Bill & Ted Face the Music
  4. Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite
  5. Alone
  6. The Tax Collector
  7. Trolls World Tour
  8. Beetlejuice
  9. The Owners
  10. The Silencing

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

  1. Antebellum
  2. Bill & Ted Face the Music
  3. The Secret: Dare to Dream
  4. Alone
  5. The Tax Collector
  6. The King of Staten Island
  7. Fatima
  8. Blackbird
  9. Trolls World Tour
  10. The Grizzlies

‘Bill & Ted’ Continues Adventure Atop Vudu and FandangoNow Charts

Bill & Ted Face the Music topped both the FandangoNow and Vudu charts for a third consecutive week in the week ended Sept. 13.

Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.

Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment in the “Bill & Ted” series, debuted via premium VOD rental and purchase Aug. 28. In the Orion Pictures film, the stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves). To fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.

The Tax Collector, starring Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf, again landed at No. 2 on the Vudu chart, but fell from No. 5 to No. 6 on the FandangoNow chart for the week. Released by RLJ Entertainment through digital retailers Aug. 7, it stars LaBeouf and Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

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Fatima, available via premium VOD, again landed at No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart, but fell to No. 9 from No. 8 on the Vudu chart. The Universal drama, based on historical events in Portugal in 1917, follows a 10-year-old girl and her two young cousins who witness visitations of the Virgin Mary.

Universal Pictures’ The King of Staten Island, a Judd Apatow comedy based on the life of and starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live,” remained at No. 3 on Vudu’s chart and at No. 4 on FandangoNow’s chart for the week.

The action thriller The 2nd, which came out Sept. 1, again took the bronze on FandangoNow’s chart for the week. In the film, Ryan Phillippe plays a secret service agent on his way to pick up his estranged son from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a terrorist operation.

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FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 13, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Bill & Ted Face the Music
  2. Fatima
  3. The 2nd
  4. The King of Staten Island
  5. Guest House
  6. The Tax Collector
  7. The Owners
  8. The Silencing
  9. Irresistible
  10. Critical Thinking

 

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 13, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Bill & Ted Face the Music
  2. The Tax Collector
  3. The King of Staten Island
  4. The Blues Brothers
  5. The Silencing
  6. The Owners
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog
  8. Rogue
  9. Fatima
  10. Trolls World Tour

‘Bill & Ted’ Again Tops Vudu and FandangoNow Charts

Bill & Ted Face the Music again topped both the FandangoNow and Vudu charts for the week ended Sept. 6.

Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.

Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment in the “Bill & Ted” series, debuted via premium VOD rental and purchase Aug. 28. In the Orion Pictures film, the stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves). To fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.

The Tax Collector, starring Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf, again landed at No. 2 on the Vudu chart, but fell from No. 4 to No. 5 on the FandangoNow chart for the week. Released by RLJ Entertainment through digital retailers Aug. 7, it stars LaBeouf and Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

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Fatima, available via premium VOD, went up a notch to No. 2 from No. 3 on the FandangoNow chart, but fell to No. 8 from No. 6 on the Vudu chart. The Universal drama, based on historical events in Portugal in 1917, follows a 10-year-old girl and her two young cousins who witness visitations of the Virgin Mary.

Universal Pictures’ The King of Staten Island, a Judd Apatow comedy based on the life of and starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live,” remained at No. 3 on Vudu’s chart for the week, but fell to No. 4 on FandangoNow’s chart.

The action thriller The 2nd, which came out Sept. 1, took the bronze on FandangoNow’s chart for the week. In the film, Ryan Phillippe plays a secret service agent on his way to pick up his estranged son from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a terrorist operation.

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FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 6, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Bill & Ted Face the Music
  2. Fatima
  3. The 2nd
  4. The King of Staten Island
  5. The Tax Collector
  6. #Unfit
  7. Rogue
  8. Irresistible
  9. Robin’s Wish
  10. Hard Kill

 

 

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

  1. Bill & Ted Face the Music
  2. The Tax Collector
  3. The King of Staten Island
  4. 42
  5. The Silencing
  6. Trolls World Tour
  7. Rogue
  8. Fatima
  9. The Vanished
  10. Irresistible

FandangoNow Launches Labor Day Sale

Digital service FandangoNow is running a Labor Day Yard Sale with 800 movies available to own at sale prices.

It’s the biggest sale of the summer for Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand service.

The sale includes family-friendly titles such as The Peanuts MoviePaddington, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ice Age, Rio and Charlotte’s Web, plus films such as Best in Show, The Color Purple and Happy Gilmore available for purchase at $5 each.

The sale also includes 4K Ulta HD titles, such as Bad Boys for Life, Jaws, E.T., Jumanji, Bloodshot, Top Gun and Knives Out, available to own at $10 each.

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‘The Hurt Locker’ Coming to 4K Ultra HD Digital Feb. 4 From Lionsgate

Director Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award-winning war film The Hurt Locker will arrive on digital 4K Ultra HD and on demand Feb. 4 from Lionsgate.

The film won six Oscars, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

It has been remixed in Dolby Atmos by Academy Award-winner Paul N.J. Ottosson (part of the team responsible for The Hurt Locker’s Best Sound Editing/Best Sound Mixing wins) for the home entertainment release.

The Hurt Locker stars Academy Award-nominee Jeremy Renner (2009, Best Actor, The Hurt Locker; 2010, Best Supporting Actor, The Town), Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty and Evangeline Lilly, with Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce.

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The film follows Staff Sergeant William James, head of an elite squad of soldiers tasked with disarming bombs in the heat of combat. To do this nerve-shredding job, it’s not enough to be the best: you have to thrive in a zone where the margin of error is zero and think as diabolically as a bomb-maker.

Hulu Adds Download Feature for Android, Fire Devices

Hulu announced an added a treat to its features on Halloween.

Hulu subscribers to the ad-free service can now download content for Android and Fire (FireOS) devices for offline viewing. The download feature had previously only been available with iOS devices.

The announcement came just before the streaming wars heat up with the launches of Apple TV+ (Nov. 1) and Disney+ (Nov. 12).

Hulu launched the download feature for iOS devices in early October.

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