Action Film ‘The Fall Guy’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

Universal Pictures’ action comedy The Fall Guy topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended May 26.

Available for premium digital rental and purchase starting May 21, the digital version of The Fall Guy includes an extended cut of the film with an additional 20 minutes of footage. Based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, the film stars Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a battle-scarred stuntman who is drafted back into service after a near-career ending accident when Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the star of a mega-budget studio movie goes missing. On top of that, the movie is being directed by Colt’s ex, Jody Moreno (Emily Blunt).

Landing at No. 2 on the chart was the sci-fi epic Civil War, available for digital purchase May 24 from A24. The film, starring Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Nick Offerman, takes the increasing political polarization of the United States one step further, following a fictional journey across a dystopian future America by a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach Washington D.C. before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 14. The action film follows up on the showdown of Godzilla versus Kong, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence — and our own.  The epic delves further into the histories of the Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge the extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 4 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the fifth film in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, the fourth set in the continuity stemming from 1984’s original Ghostbusters, and a sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film finds the team back in business in New York City and facing off against a fear demon that leaves its victims frozen solid. It became available for premium digital rental and sale May 7.

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Falling from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart was The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, available for premium digital rental and sale starting May 10 from Lionsgate. The Guy Ritchie-directed film, based on the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis, tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII. The team inspired author Ian Fleming to create the James Bond spy novels.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 26, in terms of revenue, were: 

  1. The Fall Guy
  2. Civil War
  3. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
  4. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
  5. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  6. Arthur the King
  7. Road House
  8. Abigail
  9. Dune: Part Two
  10. Godzilla vs Kong 5-Film Collection (Bundle)

Drama ‘Missing Brendan’ Available for Digital Purchase and on VOD June 18

The drama Missing Brendan (2003), starring the last Ed Asner, will be available for digital purchase (EST) and digital rental (VOD) on June 18 from Virgil Films and Entertainment.

In the film, three generations of the Calden family, including grandson Patrick, his father Bob, and grandfather George, embark on a very difficult expedition across the world to Vietnam to fulfill a longtime wish of finding George’s other son Brendan, who has been MIA since the war. Accompanied on their incredible journey by archeologist Julie Conroy, the family encounters much more than they ever expected.

In addition to Asner, the ensemble cast features Adam Brody, Illeana Douglas and Richard Cox.

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‘Godzilla x Kong’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart Through May 19

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended May 19.

The action film, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 14, follows up on the showdown of Godzilla versus Kong, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence — and our own.  The epic delves further into the histories of the Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge the extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever. Meanwhile, Monsterverse fans looking for more Godzilla action landed the Godzilla v Kong 5-Film Collection ($59.99) at No. 4.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the fifth film in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, the fourth set in the continuity stemming from 1984’s original Ghostbusters, and a sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film finds the team back in business in New York City and facing off against a fear demon that leaves its victims frozen solid. It became available for premium digital rental and sale May 7.

Remaining at No. 3 on the chart was The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, available for premium digital rental and sale starting May 10 from Lionsgate. The Guy Ritchie-directed film, based on the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis, tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII. The team inspired author Ian Fleming to create the James Bond spy novels.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ horror thriller Abigail, which became available for premium digital rental and sale beginning May 7. Based on the 1936 movie Dracula’s Daughter, the vampire tale follows a heist team that is hired by a mysterious fixer to kidnap the daughter of a powerful underworld figure. They must guard the 12-year-old ballerina for one night to net a $50 million ransom. As the captors start to dwindle one by one, they discover to their mounting terror that they’re locked inside an isolated mansion with no ordinary little girl.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 19, in terms of revenue, were: 

  1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
  2. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
  3. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  4. Godzilla vs Kong 5-Film Collection (Bundle)
  5. Abigail
  6. Dune: Part Two
  7. Sting
  8. Challengers
  9. Kung Fu Panda 4
  10. Action Royale 3 Film Collection (Bundle)

Horror Thriller ‘Abigail’ Available Via Premium Digital May 7

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release the horror thriller Abigail for premium digital rental (PVOD) and sale (PEST) beginning May 7.

The film has earned $34.7 at the global box office.

From directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet, the vampire tale stars Melissa Barrera (Scream VI, In the Heights) and Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Freaky, Lisa Frankenstein), Dan Stevens (Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, “Downton Abbey”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” The Usual Suspects, “Parish”), Alisha Weir (Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Don’t Leave Home), Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Robin Hood), the late Angus Cloud (Your Lucky Day, “Euphoria”), and William Catlett (A Thousand and One, Lovecraft County).
 
Radio Silence, the filmmakers behind the horror flicks Ready or Not, Scream (2022) and Scream VI, bring a new vision of vampires as a heist team is hired by a mysterious fixer to kidnap the daughter of a powerful underworld figure. They must guard the 12-year-old ballerina for one night to net a $50 million ransom. As the captors start to dwindle one by one, they discover to their mounting terror that they’re locked inside an isolated mansion with no ordinary little girl.

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Warner Bros.’ ‘Dune: Part Two’ Again Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended April 28.

The sequel, which became available for premium digital rental and sale April 16, is the top box office earner of 2024. The film explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Lionsgate’s Arthur the King, available for premium digital rental and sale starting April 23. Based on a true story, the film follows an unbreakable bond forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (played by Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur over the course of a grueling 10-day, 435-mile racecourse. The Fandango at Home digital release includes the exclusive featurette “Adventure Racing: On Set.”

Landing at No. 3 on the chart was Universal’s Monkey Man, which also became available for premium digital rental and sale April 23. Produced by Jordan Peele, the film is inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage. Monkey Man is directed by and stars Dev Patel as a man with no name, scarred by a brutal childhood, who ekes out a meager living in underground fighting rings. But when he finds a way to rise up and infiltrate his city’s corrupt elite, he kicks off an explosive campaign for retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him as a boy. The cast also includes Sharlto Copley, Pitobash and Vipin Sharma.

Falling a spot to No. 4 on the chart was Universal/DreamWorks’ animated Kung Fu Panda 4, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental April 9. In the adventure comedy — the fourth in the franchise and the No. 2 box office film of the year — Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, the world’s most unlikely Kung Fu master. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, a corsac fox (voiced by Awkwafina), to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. Oscar winner Viola Davis is the voice of the wicked, powerful sorceress The Chameleon.

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Falling three spots to No. 5 on the chart was the Dune two-film collection. Another bundle, the “MGM 100 Anniversary Collection,” which includes 100 MGM films at $100 for the studio’s 100th anniversary, came in at No. 9 on the chart. 

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 28, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Dune: Part Two
  2. Arthur the King
  3. Monkey Man
  4. Kung Fu Panda 4
  5. Dune 2-Film Collection
  6. Late Night With the Devil
  7. Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths — Part Two
  8. The Beekeeper
  9. MGM 100 Anniversary Collection (Bundle)
  10. Ordinary Angels

Horror Flick ‘A Stranger in the Woods’ Due Digitally April 30 From BayView

The horror film A Stranger in the Woods will be released for digital purchase, on VOD and on SVOD April 30 from BayView Entertainment.

In the film, a young film student is about to make a documentary about an elderly man who has been hiding from the world for many years. But as secrets from his past come to light, their strange relationship takes a fateful turn.

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Directed by József Gallai, the film stars Bill Oberst Jr., Laura Ellen Wilson and Lynn Lowry.

 

Season Two of Canadian Sitcom ‘Son of a Critch’ Due for Digital Sale May 27

Season two of the Canadian sitcom “Son of a Critch” arrives for digital sale May 27 from Lionsgate.

Executive produced by Primetime Emmy Award winner Andrew Barnsley (“Schitt’s Creek”), the Canadian sitcom just returned for its third season on CBC. 
 
In the series, entering his second year of high school, Mark comes face-to-face with something that all 13-year-old fans of Dean Martin hate — change. New relationships, shifting friendships, and an ever-expanding world have quickly become new sources of anxiety and fear. But the way in which Mark deals with these new stimuli will remain exactly the same. Pop will still offer the type of blunt advice that only an 80-year-old who’s seen it all can deliver. Mike Sr. and Mary will still try to connect to a child who feels older than they are. And Mike Jr. will continue to vacillate between frustration and protection as he, too, tries to make his way in the world.

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“Son of a Critch” stars Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Franklin & Bash”), Mark Critch (Blackberry, Grand Seduction, TV’s “Satisfaction”), Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Pinocchio, Flora & Ulysses, TV’s “The Haunting of Bly Manor”), and Claire Rankin (Seven in Heaven, TV’s “Stargate: Atlantis,” The Truth About Christmas).

Fandango at Home Offering Sales, Curated Collections, Lists for MGM’s 100th

Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home and its recommendation site Rotten Tomatoes are celebrating MGM’s 100th anniversary by offering sales, including 100 MGM films for $100; curated film collections; and movie lists.

Fandango at Home is also offering an MGM Mega Sale, which includes a wide range of studio classics covering film and TV, starting from $5 here.

The sale runs through April 30.

Fandango at Home’s 100 Film Collection pays tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood with classics including 12 Angry Men (1957), Some Like It Hot, Raging Bull, The Big Country, and more.

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Rotten Tomatoes is also honoring MGM’s milestone with the MGM: 100 Years, 100 Essential Movies list, including such films as Skyfall, Casino Royale, The Spy Who Loved Me, Road House, Rain Man, Platoon, The Terminator, Licorice Pizza, Legally Blonde and West Side Story.

Anthony Hopkins Drama ‘One Life’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart Through April 17

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s biographical drama One Life — starring Anthony Hopkins as Sir Nicholas Winton who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia — ranked No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, the U.K. weekly home entertainment sales chart, through April 17.

The movie held off Warner’s former chart topper Wonka, which finished at No. 2 for the second consecutive week, and denied the studio’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (No. 3) a fifth week at No. 1.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oscar winner Oppenheimer moved up five spots to No. 4, while Warner’s Barbie remained at No. 5.

The Oscar-winning comedy drama The Holdovers (Universal), starring Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa, entered the top 10 for the very first time at No. 6, finishing ahead of Warner’s Meg 2: The Trench at No. 7.

Universal’s new release Wicked Little Letters, a comedy drama starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley, entered the chart at No. 8.

Finally, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Equalizer 3 (No. 9) dropped three places, and 2008 DreamWorks Animation favorite Kung Fu Panda (No. 10) rounded out the chart.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – April 17, 2024

Rank Previous Week Movies Distributor
1 4 ONE LIFE WARNER
2 2 WONKA WARNER
3 1 AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM WARNER
4 9 OPPENHEIMER UNIVERSAL
5 5 BARBIE WARNER
6 12 THE HOLDOVERS UNIVERSAL
7 7 MEG 2 – THE TRENCH WARNER
8 NEW WICKED LITTLE LETTERS UNIVERSAL
9 6 THE EQUALIZER 3 SONY PICTURES
10 10 KUNG FU PANDA UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS

© Official Charts Company 2024

Sydney Sweeney Horror Film ‘Immaculate’ Now Available for Digital Purchase and Rental, on Disc June 11

Neon April 16 released the horror film Immaculate, starring Sydney Sweeney (Anyone But You, “Euphoria,” “The White Lotus”) for digital purchase and rental. The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 11.

Directed by Michael Mohan, the film has earned $21 million at the global box office.
 
Sweeney stars as Cecilia, an American nun of devout faith, embarking on a new journey in a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. Cecilia’s warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors a sinister secret and unspeakable horrors.

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The film marks a reunion of Sweeney and Mohan, who helmed 2021’s The Voyeurs with the actress. Immaculate also stars Simona Tabasco (“The White Lotus”), Alvaro Morte (“Money Heist”), Benedetta Porcaroli (“Baby”), and Dora Romano (The Hand of God).