Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes and Vudu Marketing for the Holidays

Fandango and its Rotten Tomatoes and Vudu sites are marketing for the holidays.

Rotten Tomatoes has created curated watchlists, such as 60 Best Thanksgiving Movies (including Planes, Trains and Automobiles and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving) and 100 Best Christmas Movies of All Time (including Home Alone and Love Actually).

Meanwhile parent company and movie ticketing site Fandango and Vudu, Fandango’s transactional VOD service, are offering holiday-themed gift cards for titles in theaters and at home.

Vudu is also featuring deals on titles and collections of holiday favorites across Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as round-ups of Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies.

Rotten Tomatoes’ 2023 Holiday Movie Preview also offers a breakdown of what it considers the best flicks that November and December have to offer, including The Marvels, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Wonka, which were named the top three most-anticipated wide releases of the holiday season, respectively, per Fandango’s 2023 Most Anticipated Holiday Movie Survey.

Rotten Tomatoes is also listing Rotten Christmas Movies We Love, the Best International Christmas Movies and Modern Christmas Classics to Add to Your Holiday Movie List.

Also available is a party game Rotten Tomatoes: The Card Game.

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Vudu Offering ‘Barbie’-Themed Gift Cards

To celebrate the release of Barbie, the year’s highest-grossing movie, now available to own on Vudu at $29.99, Vudu is offering four collectible Barbie-themed gift cards.

Consumers can also rewatch Fandango’s “Big Ticket” Interview with Fandango correspondent Naz Perez as she sat down with stars Margot Robbie, Issa Rae, America Ferrera and Kate McKinnon to dive into iconic costumes from the film, what makes “Ken a Ken,” what director Greta Gerwig adds to this unique Barbie world, the famous foot-coming-out-of-shoe scene and more on YouTube or on the Fandango site.

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Vudu, Rotten Tomatoes Celebrate Warner’s 100th

To celebrate Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary this year, Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu and its entertainment recommendation service Rotten Tomatoes are bowing collectibles, deals and specialized editorial content. 

Vudu has debuted 22 gift cards featuring quintessential characters and images from Warner films and TV shows. They feature moments from classics such as Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Space Jam, “Friends,” the “Batman,” “Superman,” “Scooby-Doo” and “The Matrix” franchises, and more.

Customers who buy $50 or more of the WB 100 gift card designs using code “WB100” will receive two Vudu codes to rent or purchase a movie from the WB-curated library on the platform. The promotion runs the entire month of April, and gift cards will be available for purchase both physically and digitally. 

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Additionally, Rotten Tomatoes will honor the milestone with the “Warner Bros. 100 Essential Movies of the Last 100 Years,” exploring the most memorable and culture-moving film titles from Warner Bros. over the past 100 years. 

Vudu Unveils Holiday Movie-Themed Gift Cards

Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu is introducing a series of digital and physical gift cards devoted to some of the greatest holiday movie classics, working with various studios on promoting the titles in the TVOD space. 

“Film fans on Vudu can find new releases and all of their favorite classics in one place, without having to worry about subscription fees and recurring charges,” says Fandango VP Home Entertainment Cameron Douglas. “Our new holiday movie-themed gift cards draw attention to specific film titles that are among our top sellers, and signal to all studios that Vudu is ready to partner with them on innovative marketing campaigns.”

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More than 20 holiday movies on Vudu are supported with individual gift cards, including Vudu’s top-selling holiday movie titles. Vudu’s top 10 best-selling holiday movies (from Thanksgiving 2022 to date) are:

  1. The Grinch
  2. Elf
  3. The Polar Express
  4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  6. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  7. A Christmas Story
  8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  9. The Holiday 
  10.  Love Actually 


Vudu is also offering unique gift cards for holiday titles such as Bad Santa, A Madea Christmas, Hallmark’s Eight Gifts of Hanukkah, and Seth Rogen’s The Night Before. The holiday movie-themed cards are available in both digital and physical formats, ranging from $15 to $100, and are good for all movies in Vudu’s library of more than 200,000 titles. Vudu gift card orders for $60 or more are now available for 10% off, while supplies last.

Vudu Launches Halloween Store, Gift Cards

Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu has launched a Halloween Store and Halloween-themed gift cards for the season.

More than 1,000 scary movies, bundles and TV seasons are available, including this year’s top horror films Nope, Bodies Bodies Bodies, X, Orphan: First Kill, The Invitation and The Black Phone, along with a sale on catalog titles such as The Cabin in the Woods, 28 Days Later, The Omen, The Evil Dead, and the “Halloween,” “Scream” and “Saw” franchises. The Vudu Halloween Store also includes “Essential Kids’ Halloween Movies,” “Best Horror TV Shows,” “Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Horror Movies by Decade,” “Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Spanish Language Horror Movies” and more.

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Vudu is also launching a series of horror movie-themed gift cards, good for any film or TV show on Vudu. For a limited time, consumers can buy $60 of gift cards with a 10% discount using the promo code VUDUOCT22. See here for details.

The Halloween gift cards represent the following horror classics and franchises: 

The Conjuring
Child’s Play (Chucky)
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Purge 
Paranormal Activity 
Friday the 13th 
The Lost Boys
A Quiet Place

Vudu Bowing ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ With Gift Cards and Exclusive Clip

Fandango’s transactional service Vudu Aug. 23 debuts the Paramount Pictures blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick with themed gift cards and an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip.

Top Gun: Maverick is available to preorder now on Vudu for $19.99 in SD or in UHD/HDX. The Top Gun 2-Movie Collection, which includes the original Top Gun  (1986) and Top Gun: Maverick, is available for $29.99. 

Maverick is Vudu’s top pre-order among 2022 movies so far.

In a Fandango survey of more than 2,000 ticket-buyers, 84% of Top Gun: Maverick moviegoers said they would be interested in watching Maverick when it arrives at home.

Available now are four Top Gun: Maverick gift card designs. For a limited time, gift card orders of $60 or more get 10% off and a free Vudu rental costing up to $5. 

Vudu is also debuting an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from Top Gun: Maverick, titled “Choreographing Flights,” which features interviews with “Top Gun: Maverick” stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller and Glen Powell; director Joseph Kosinski; and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The clip reveals exclusive glimpses of producer-star Tom Cruise’s three-hour briefings where he coordinated and choreographed all the flights in the movie in advance.

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Vudu Offering Exclusive Clips, Gift Cards, Game Discount for ‘Rise of Gru’ Debut

Vudu is offering fans exclusive behind-the-scenes clips of Steve Carell at Vudu and as Universal and Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru debuts on the transactional digital service. 

The title is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Vudu is also providing a guide to activities, games and crafts, including activity sheets that feature instructions for making a Minions pet rock and how to create an origami ninja star, minions badges and minion popsicle stick puppets, as well as access to coloring sheets and a banana split recipe.

Vudu is also offering seven Minions: The Rise of Gru-themed gift cards.

In addition, for a limited time, consumers purchasing Minions: The Rise of Gru on Vudu will get a discount code good for 50% off the new Exploding Minions family game, the Minions-themed version of the popular Exploding Kittens, featuring new cards and illustrations. Here’s how to play the game and see here for details on the offer.

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Vudu Offering Exclusive Clip and Themed Gift Cards for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Vudu is mounting an exclusive clip and offering gift cards for its top-selling pre-order title of all time, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, which arrives for digital purchase in SD, HDX and 4K UHD March 15.

The exclusive clip is titled “Getting the Spiders Together” and features never-before-seen on-set footage of Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire with Willem Dafoe and Benedict Cumberbatch. The exclusive clip also includes commentary from Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts and producer Kevin Feige.

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The Spider-Man: No Way Home Vudu gift cards feature 14 new designs.

Consumers can purchase Spider-Man: No Way Home as a standalone title at $19.99, as part of the Tom Holland “Spider-Man” three-film collection at $34.99 or as part of the “Spider-Man” eight-film bundle at $59.99.

Vudu, Olive Garden Offering ‘Dinner and a Movie to Go’ Gift Cards

Transactional digital service Vudu and Olive Garden are offering Dinner and a Movie to Go gift cards, with $25 toward home entertainment on Vudu and $25 towards Italian food to go from Olive Garden.

Dinner and a Movie to Go gift cards are currently available at Sam’s Club and H-E-B stores.

Vudu also has a line of digital gift cards, featuring characters from No Time to Die and Venom 2, available for a limited time here. Starting Nov. 24, consumers can get 20% off online gift card orders of $50 or more (excluding Dinner and a Movie to Go) through the end of the month.

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Also, during Thanksgiving week, Vudu is hosting a “Watch a Movie on Us” promotion. For this week only, consumers who spend $20 towards movies and TV shows on Vudu will get a Vudu movie rental (up to $8 in value). The offer ends Nov. 29.

Thanksgiving sales on movies and TV series seasons this week will include the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (each for $9.99), plus discounts on recent hits such as Free Guy, The Suicide Squad, Wrath of Man, Black Widow, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Snake Eyes and bundles such as the “A Quiet Place” two-movie collection, the “Saw” nine-film collection and the complete series of TV’s “Friends,” with more discounts expected on Black Friday.

Vudu Offering Gift Cards, Preorder Deal on ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’

Vudu has a deal for customers who preorder Venom: Let There Be Carnage, arriving Nov. 23 for digital purchase at $19.99.

Those who preorder the movie on the service by Nov. 22 get a $3 Vudu promo code to use toward additional movies. Details are here. 

Vudu is also offering a line of “Venom”-themed gift cards to gift the movie to friends and family.

The Marvel Comics-based superhero film, available in SD, HDX and 4K Ultra HD on Vudu, stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson. In the film, Eddie Brock (Hardy) interviews serial killer Cletus Kasady (Harrelson), who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

Vudu’s YouTube channel features an exclusive clip of Hardy’s Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote Venom talking about their unique friendship on the beach.

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