The horror film The Exorcist: Believer debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Oct. 29 — just before Halloween.
The Blumhouse and Morgan Creek film, available for premium digital purchase and rental starting Oct. 24 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, is a new chapter in the possession saga, following on the original 1973 film The Exorcist.
Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was Saw X, the latest chapter in the “Saw” horror franchise, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental Oct. 20. In the film, John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is back as the serial killer Jigsaw. Set between the events of the first two “Saw” movies, the story finds a sick and desperate Kramer traveling to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of obtaining a miracle cure for his cancer — only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, he returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through a series of ingenious and terrifying traps.
Rising from No. 4 to No. 3 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer 3, available for premium digital rental and sale. In the third film in the franchise, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) takes on the mafia in Southern Italy.
Dropping from No. 2 to No. 4 on the chart was the Tom Cruise actioner Mission Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One, which became available for digital purchase Oct. 10. The seventh installment in the “Mission Impossible” series has Cruise reprising his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt, whose IMF team embarks on their most dangerous mission yet — to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands.
Remaining at No. 5 on the chart was the year’s top box office blockbuster Barbie, available for digital purchase. The Greta Gerwig-directed film stars Margie Robbie as the iconic doll in a comedy fantasy about her existential crisis.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 29, in terms of revenue, were: