Warner Bros.’ animated Scoob!, which debuted on premium VOD May 15, was the No. 1 streamed title on FandangoNow for the week ended May 17.
FandangoNow is Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand service.
The new Scooby-Doo movie features the voices of Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez and Mark Wahlberg, among others, and with theaters closed debuted on PVOD.
Another PVOD release, Universal’s Trolls World Tour, took the silver, dropping from No. 1 in previous weeks. Meanwhile, Universal’s Elisabeth Moss thriller The Invisible Man, available for digital purchase at $14.99, appeared at No. 3.
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Fandango has asked director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights) to share his list of influential films from Asian-American auteurs, with personal essays on why each is meaningful to him.
“I met Lulu Wang at the ‘SNL’ after party when Awkwafina hosted the show. I didn’t know anybody other than Awkwafina and she was busy talking to Lorne [Michaels] but guess who came up to me? Yup, the brilliant and incredibly warm Lulu Wang…Like Lulu making me feel at home at that party that night, this movie will make you feel seen,” Chu said of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell.
“I’ll never forget my father gathering my mother, me and my four siblings into a mini van on a Sunday morning and heading to the small movie theater playing this film…by the end of the film, we were in awe of how much it reflected our family,” he said of Wayne Wang’s The Joy Luck Club.
The YouTube channel Fandango Movieclips is debuting a playlist featuring some of the best scenes from Chu’s selection of titles. FandangoNow, the transactional VOD service from Fandango, is also honoring Chu’s choices, with the films available to watch at home here.
Universal’s premium VOD release Trolls World Tour repeated at No. 1 on FandangoNow’s chart of top titles streamed for week ended May 10.
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Sony Pictures’ Vin Diesel actioner Bloodshot landed at No. 2 while Paramount’s animated Sonic the Hedgehog took the bronze.
Clark Duke’s directorial debut, the Lionsgate crime thriller Arkansas, in which Duke stars alongside Liam Hemsworth, Vivica A Fox, Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich, entered the list at No. 6. Meanwhile, the Warner Bros. fantasy Gretel & Hansel and Lionsgate’s faith-based I Still Believe (coming off its PVOD price) returned to the chart at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.
For Top Gun Day May 13, celebrating the movie’s release 34 years ago this week, Fandango is hosting the 10-minute opening of the film with Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, Tim Robbins and John Stockwell on the FandangoNow Extras YouTube channel here. The classic actioner is available in 4K Ultra HD on FandangoNow for the discounted purchase price of $12.99 through May 18 at this link. For movie fans with Imax Enhanced-enabled TV’s at home, the Imax-Enhanced versions of Top Gun, Bad Boys for Life,Crawl and other new titles are available on FandangoNow here.
May 15 marks the digital premiere of the animated Scoob! (featuring Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez and Mark Wahlberg), and fans who preorder the film on FandangoNow here will receive 50% off hundreds of family titles, including the live-action “Scooby-Doo” movies, films from the “Harry Potter” franchise and The Lego Movie. The full list of applicable films is here.
Moms have picked Greta Gerwig’s Little Women as the top movie and “This Is Us” as the top show celebrating motherhood that they want to stream this Mother’s Day weekend, according to a survey by FandangoNow.
FandangoNow, Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand service, surveyed more than 1,000 moms this week and found:
84% are bonding with family members while streaming classics at home.
81% plan to stream a movie or TV show as part of their Mother’s Day plans.
77% will stream more this Mother’s Day than ever before.
The top 10 movies about motherhood that moms want to stream with family this weekend are:
“There are certain movies that make you think about the motherly influences in your life, and there’s nothing better than watching a movie that celebrates those heroes on a weekend meant to celebrate motherhood,” said Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak in a statement. “These movies evoke a sense of warmth, humor, joy and unconditional love — all the great qualities of our wonderful mothers and mother figures.”
Family titles Trolls World Tour and Sonic the Hedgehog were the top titles for the week ended May 3 on FandangoNow, the transactional video-on-demand service from Fandango.
Universal’s Trolls World Tour bypassed its wide theatrical release and came out on premium VOD at $19.99 April 10. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog made an early debut on digital March 31. Both title releases were affected by theaters closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Universal’s new-to-digital Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield romance The Photograph entered the chart at No. 6.
Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour remained the top title on FandangoNow, the transactional video-on-demand service from Fandango, for the week ended April 19.
With its wide theatrical release scuttled by COVID-19, the animated sequel to Trolls instead debuted on premium VOD April 10 as a 48-hour rental at $19.99. During the week prior, its premiere week, the title was FandangoNow’s most preordered title of all time, best-selling film on its opening day and best-selling film during its first three days of digital release, according to the service.
Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence buddy film, made a another appearance at No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart for the week, while Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog repeated at No. 3. Sonic raced to digital release early March 31, also due to the coronavirus pandemic.
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 19 were:
DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour was the most popular film on FandangoNow, Fandango’s transactional video-on-demand service, for the week ended April 12.
The April 10 premium VOD debut of the Universal Pictures/DreamWorks film helped the service see its best weekend in its history, according to FandangoNow.
Trolls World Tour, available for digital rental at $19.99 for 48 hours, became the service’s most preordered title of all time, best-selling film on its opening day and best-selling film during its first three days of digital release.
With movie theaters closed, Trolls World Tour made an unprecedented premiere on digital for such a big blockbuster release.
“Following weeks of anticipation for its home premiere, Trolls World Tour is now FandangoNow’s streaming debut champ, with the best preorders, first day and opening weekend sales we’ve ever seen,” said FandangoNow head Cameron Douglas. “We’re pleased that families looking for a much-needed entertainment break are enjoying DreamWorks Animation’s latest movie on our service.”
FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 12 were:
FandangoNow, the transactional video on-demand service from Fandango, at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET is hosting a live watch party of Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog.
The watch party will feature a live Twitter commentary from the film’s stars, Ben Schwartz (Sonic) and Lee Majdoub (Agent Stone) along with the film’s director, Jeff Fowler, exclusively on Fandango’s Twitter page, with the hashtag #SonicWatchParty.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” debuted on FandangoNow on March 31 and already ranks as one of the top-selling family titles on the service, according to FandangoNow.
FandangoNow, the transactional video-on-demand service from Fandango, is for the first time offering preorders for digital rental of Trolls World Tour, debuting digitally April 10.
Also, those who preorder the rental of the film can rent or buy a number of DreamWorks Animation films available on FandangoNow at 50% off the regular price, including the original Trolls. The preorder offer is valid until April 9, and those who preorder the title can enjoy the DreamWorks Animation film discounts through April 17.
“We’re looking forward to working together with DreamWorks Animation on this first-of-its-kind event where housebound film fans can gather around the couch for the highly-anticipated debut of a new movie directly from the studio,” said Cameron Douglas, head of FandangoNow, in a statement. “We’re also pleased to offer an extra incentive where families can watch as many DreamWorks Animation movies available on FandangoNow as they like at a major discount, while getting ready for the April 10 home debut of Trolls World Tour.”
Trolls World Tour, the sequel to 2016’s Trolls, features the return of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden and many more in their original roles. Fans can find an exclusive clip here.