‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Three new titles led the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended June 12.

The A24 hit Everything Everywhere All at Once, available for digital purchase, debuted at No. 1 on the chart. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a flustered immigrant mother who is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family and herself.

Another new title available for digital purchase, Lionsgate’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, landed at No. 2 on the chart. The film stars Nicolas Cage as himself. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters, to become a real-life action hero.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was Focus Features’ Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second film based on the successful series about the exploits of an aristocratic British family. It became available for premium digital sale and rental June 10.

Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s caper comedy The Bad Guys, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Distributed by Universal, the animated adventure follows reformed but misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good.

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The Sandra Bullock film The Lost City, on sale to rent or buy digitally, rose to No. 5 on the chart. The film, co-starring Channing Tatum, follows a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model who gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 12, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
  3. Downton Abbey: A New Era
  4. The Bad Guys
  5. The Lost City
  6. Last Seen Alive
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  8. The Batman
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  10. Morbius

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Due on Premium Digital May 30, Disc June 28

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will arrive for premium digital ownership and rental on May 30, the same day it is available to stream on HBO Max, and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 28.

In the film, professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.

The film is directed by David Yates from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by Rowling. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Fiona Glascott, Katherine Waterston, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Richard Coyle, Oliver Masucci, Valerie Pachner, Aleksandr Kuznetsov and Mads Mikkelsen.

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Additionally, the documentary “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History,” produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and Warner Bros., will be available on EST May 30 at $9.99. The collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London sees Stephen Fry embark on a global journey to discover the stories behind some of the world’s most fantastic beasts. Traveling from Utah, to Florida and to Loch Ness, Fry examines the connections between the extraordinary animals of planet Earth and the fantastic beasts of mythology and the Wizarding World. The documentary features an exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling.

Extras on premium digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include “The Dumbledore Family Tree,” ” Dumbledore Through the Ages,” “Magical or Muggle,” “The Magic of Hogwarts,” “Even More Fantastic Beasts,” “Newt in the Wild,” “The German Ministry of Magic,” “A Dumbledore Duel,” “The Candidates’ Dinner,” “Erkstag Jailbreak,” “Battle in Bhutan,” “The Secrets of Cursed Child” and deleted scenes.

The DVD includes “The Magic of Hogwarts.”

‘The Batman’ Flies to Disc May 24, After Going on Sale Digitally April 18 at a Premium Price

The DC Comics-based film The Batman will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 24, following its debut for premium digital ownership and on HBO Max April 18, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, and stars Robert Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse).

In the film, more than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred, Lt. James Gordon —amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens. When a killer targets Gotham City’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the masked crusader on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle, the Penguin, Carmine Falcone and the Riddler. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, the Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

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The film also stars Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton, aka The Riddler; Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, “Westworld”) as Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”) as Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, “Interrogation”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oz, aka The Penguin.

Special features on 4K Ultra HD disc and Blu-ray include:

  • “Vengeance in the Making”
  • “Vengeance Meets Justice”
  • “The Batman: Genesis”
  • “Becoming Catwoman”
  • “Looking for Vengeance”
  • “Anatomy of the Car Chase”
  • “Anatomy of the Wingsuit”
  • “A Transformation: The Penguin”
  • “The Batmobile”
  • “Unpacking the Icons”
  • deleted scenes with director’s commentary

 

Extras for premium digital ownership include all of the above except for “Unpacking the Icons.” The DVD includes only “Unpacking the Icons.”

‘Many Saints of Newark’ Available for Premium Digital Rental and Sale Nov. 19, on Disc Dec. 21

The Many Saints of Newark arrives for premium digital ownership at $24.99 and premium digital rental at $19.99 on Nov. 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The title will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on Dec. 21.

The film, about the origins of Tony Soprano of the series “The Sopranos,” is directed by Alan Taylor (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” TV’s “Mad Men”) from a screenplay by series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Chase. It stars Alessandro Nivola (Disobedience, American Hustle), Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Murder on the Orient Express), Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver, The Wolf of Wall Street), Corey Stoll (First Man, Ant-Man), Michael Gandolfini (TV’s “The Deuce”), Billy Magnussen (Game Night, The Big Short), Michela De Rossi (Boys Cry, TV’s “The Rats”), John Magaro (The Finest Hours, Not Fade Away), Ray Liotta (TV’s “Shades of Blue,” Goodfellas) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, “The Conjuring” films).

In the film, young Anthony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini) is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti (Nivola), who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities — and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.

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The DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD combo pack includes deleted scenes. The Blu-ray and UHD BD versions also include the featurettes “Making of Newark” and “Sopranos Family Honor.”