Warner Bros.’ ‘Wonka’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Warner Bros.’ Wonka again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Feb. 11.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros.’ Wonka became available for premium digital rental and sale on Feb. 27. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Rising from No. 3 to No. 2 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, which is available for premium digital rental. In the film, a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham) upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was the DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23. The superhero sequel follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was the Illumination animated film Migration, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment starting Jan. 23. The comedy follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

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Landing at No. 5 on the chart was Bleecker Street’s I.S.S., available for premium digital rental and sale. The sci-fi drama follows a fight between U.S. and Russian astronauts to take over the International Space Station as worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 11, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Wonka
  2. The Beekeeper
  3. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  4. Migration
  5. I.S.S.
  6. American Fiction
  7. Wish
  8. Trolls Band Together
  9. The Book of Clarence
  10. Thanksgiving

Warner Bros.’ ‘Wonka’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Warner Bros.’ Wonka debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Feb. 4.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros.’ Wonka became available for premium digital rental and sale on Feb. 27. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was the DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23. The superhero sequel follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, which is available for premium digital rental. In the film, a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham) upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 4 on the chart was the Illumination animated film Migration, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment starting Jan. 23. The comedy follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

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Dropping from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart was Disney’s animated Wish, available for digital purchase starting Jan. 23. In the musical comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe — the ruler of Rosas — to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 4, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Wonka
  2. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  3. The Beekeeper
  4. Migration
  5. Wish
  6. Trolls Band Together
  7. The Marvels
  8. Night Swim
  9. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  10. Napoleon

Superhero Sequel ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 28.

The superhero film, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23, follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was the Illumination animated film Migration, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment starting Jan. 23. The comedy follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was Disney’s animated Wish, available for digital purchase starting Jan. 23. In the musical comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe — the ruler of Rosas — to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 4 on the chart was Disney’s Marvel Studios superhero sequel The Marvels, available for digital purchase. In the film, 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.

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Finally, debuting at No. 5 on the chart was the horror film Night Swim, available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal. In the film, a collaboration between Blumhouse and Atomic Monster from the producers of M3GAN, Wyatt Russell stars as a former major league baseball player, forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, who moves into a new home with his wife (Oscar nominee Kerry Condon) and their two children. The new home comes complete with a backyard swimming pool, but a deep secret surfaces and unleashes a malevolent force that will drag the family into the inescapable depths of terror.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 28, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  2. Migration
  3. Wish
  4. The Marvels
  5. Night Swim
  6. Trolls Band Together
  7. Ferrari
  8. Napoleon
  9. Silent Night
  10. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

‘Wonka’ Headed to Premium Digital Jan. 30, Disc Feb. 27

The adventure Wonka debuts for premium digital purchase and rental on Jan. 30, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 27.

The film has earned more than $544.2 million at the global box office.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant.

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The film is from Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films; David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” Gravity, Barbie and Paddington; and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, Jurassic World: Dominion) and Luke Kelly (Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical).

Superhero Sequel ‘The Marvels’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

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:

  1. The Marvels
  2. Trolls Band Together
  3. Napoleon
  4. The Color Purple
  5. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  6. The Boys in the Boat
  7. Oppenheimer
  8. Killers of the Flower Moon
  9. Next Goal Wins
  10. Thanksgiving

Michael Mann Biopic ‘Ferrari’ Due on Premium Digital Jan. 23, Disc March 12

Neon will release will release director Michael Mann’s biopic Ferrari  for premium digital purchase and rental starting Jan. 23.

The film, which stars Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley, will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD starting March 12.

Ferrari has earned $35.1 million at the global box office.

The film is set in the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife Laura built from nothing 10 years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.

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The Blu-ray and DVD release will feature behind-the-scenes extras, including “The Mille Miglia” and “Building Perfection,” which explore the historic race and cars behind Ferrari, as well as in-depth interviews with the cast and crew.

Neon acquired Ferrari ahead of its 2023 Venice Film Festival world premiere. It made its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival.

Animated ‘Migration’ Headed to Premium Digital Jan. 23

The animated comedy Migration from Illumination, creators of Despicable Me and Sing, will be available for premium digital rental and sale Jan. 23 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film has earned $191.6 million at the global box office.

The comedy, about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world, follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

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The voice cast includes Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Stuber), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games), Keegan-Michael Key (The Super Mario Bros., Keanu), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, The Little Mermaid) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, “Taxi”).

‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Available Via Premium Digital Jan. 23, on Disc March 12

The DC superhero sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom debuts for premium digital purchase and rental on Jan. 23 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

The film, which has earned $378.3 million at the global box office, will be available to purchase on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD disc March 12.

Directed by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring, Saw), Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom features Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Dune, “Game of Thrones”) reprising his role as Arthur Curry along with returning stars Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Watchmen), Amber Heard (Aquaman, Zombieland), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, The Matrix: Resurrection) and Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Moulin Rouge, The Others).

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In the film, Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Momoa) is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.

Digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD special features include “Finding the Lost Kingdom,” in which director James Wan reveals how he​ and the cast and crew pulled off the sequel​; “Aquaman: Worlds Above and Below”;​ “It’s a Manta World,” in which filmmakers reveal how they leveled Black Manta up to the realm of supervillains​; “Necrus, The Lost Black City​,” revealing how the filmmakers created the Black City from its “surface city” concept and its inhabitants to its execution​; “Escape from the Deserter World,” exploring how the filmmakers created this​ barren desert landscape and the Deserter Prison, how its creatures and​ inhabitants were brought to life, and how they planned and executed the Orm “breakout” sequence; “Brawling at Kingfish’s Lair,” exploring from concept to​ completion Kingfish’s Lair; and “Oh TOPO!​,” in which director James Wan and the filmmakers discuss​ the decision behind bringing the octopus TOPO back to the sequel and its promotion to​ Arthur’s on-screen sidekick.

Premium digital ownership includes the special feature “Aquaman Through Fire and Water.”

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases include “Atlantean Blood Is Thicker Than Water,” exploring how Patrick Wilson and Jason Momoa bonded over the new unexpected​ alliance between Arthur and Orm and came together both as characters and as​ friends on and off set​.

Biopic ‘Napoleon’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The biopic Napoleon topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 14.

The Apple Original Films’ historical drama from director Ridley Scott — available for premium digital rental and sale starting Jan. 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment — 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).

Dropping from the top spot to 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.

Dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 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.

Falling from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart was Universal’s Oppenheimer, available for digital rental and purchase. The Christopher Nolan biopic tells the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb.

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Dropping from No. 4 to No. 5 on the chart was director Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, available for digital purchase. Based on a true story and set in 1920s Oklahoma, the drama depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 14, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Napoleon
  2. Trolls Band Together
  3. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  4. Oppenheimer
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon
  6. The Bricklayer
  7. Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One
  8. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Extended Version)
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. Barbie

Universal’s ‘Trolls Band Together’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal’s Trolls Band Together again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Jan. 7.

Available for premium digital rental and sale starting Dec. 19, the animated film is the third in the franchise. In the threequel, 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.

Remaining at No. 2 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.

Remaining at No. 3 on the chart was Universal’s Oppenheimer, available for digital rental and purchase. The Christopher Nolan biopic tells the story of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb.

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Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was director Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Based on a true story and set in 1920s Oklahoma, the drama depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion.

Rising to No. 5 from No. 7 on the chart was Silent Night. available for premium digital rental and sale. Directed by John Woo, the film follows a father who, while recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, plots revenge after his son is killed in gang crossfire on Christmas Eve.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 7, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Trolls Band Together
  2. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  3. Oppenheimer
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon
  5. Silent Night
  6. The Bricklayer
  7. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Extended Version)
  8. Thanksgiving
  9. Priscilla
  10. Freelance