Horror Flick ‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

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.

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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.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 29, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Exorcist: Believer
  2. Saw X
  3. The Equalizer 3
  4. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  5. Barbie
  6. The Expendables 4
  7. Meg 2: The Trench
  8. Blue Beetle
  9. Haunted Mansion
  10. The Nun II

Horror Flick ‘Saw X’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Released in time for Halloween, the horror film Saw X debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Oct. 22.

In the 10th chapter of the “Saw” franchise, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental Oct. 20, 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.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 2 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. 3 on the chart was The Expendables 4 or Expend4bles, available for premium digital purchase and rental. The fourth installment in the action franchise features an ensemble cast that includes Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox and Dolph Lundgren.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 4 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.

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Rising from No. 6 to 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.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 22, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Saw X
  2. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  3. The Expendables 4
  4. The Equalizer 3
  5. Barbie
  6. The Nun II
  7. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story
  8. Blue Beetle
  9. Meg 2: The Trench
  10. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Available for Premium Digital Rental and Sale Oct. 24

The Blumhouse and Morgan Creek horror film The Exorcist: Believer will be available for premium digital purchase and rental Oct. 24 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film is a new chapter in the saga, following on the original 1973 film The Exorcist.

In the film, since his wife’s death, Victor (Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton, One Night in Miami) has raised his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett, Hidden Figures, Good Girls) alone. After Angela and her friend (Olivia O’Neill) return from a three-day disappearance with missing memories, they begin displaying frightening behavior. Victor’s best hope is to find the only person who has seen anything like this before: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist), whose haunting experience with her daughter Regan may be the key to combating ultimate evil.

From director David Gordon Green (Halloween, Prince Avalanche), The Exorcist: Believer also stars Ann Dowd (Hereditary, Compliance), Jennifer Nettles (Harriet) and Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life, Give or Take).

‘Mission Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Mission Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Oct. 15.

The Tom Cruise actioner, which became available for digital purchase Oct. 10, is the seventh in the “Mission Impossible” series. It 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.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 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.

Landing at No. 3 on the chart was The Expendables 4 or Expend4bles, available for premium digital purchase and rental. The fourth installment in the franchise features an ensemble-cast that includes Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox and Dolph Lundgren.

Rising from No. 6 to No. 4 on the chart was Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story, available for digital rental and sale. It follows a team of underdogs who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. The film stars Orlando Bloom, David Harbour and Archie Madeke (as an esports gamer who becomes a professional race-car driver).

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was Warner/New Line’s The Nun II, the next chapter in “The Conjuring” universe, which became available for premium digital rental and sale Oct. 3. Set in France in 1956 as a priest is murdered and an evil is spreading, the sequel follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 15, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  2. The Equalizer 3
  3. The Expendables 4
  4. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story
  5. The Nun II
  6. Barbie
  7. Blue Beetle
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  9. Haunted Mansion
  10. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Denzel Washington Actioner ‘The Equalizer 3’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer 3 debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Oct. 8.

The third installment in the “Equalizer” franchise is available for premium digital rental and sale. In the film, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) takes on the mafia in Southern Italy.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Warner/New Line’s The Nun II, the next chapter in “The Conjuring” universe, which became available for premium digital rental and sale Oct. 3. Set in France in 1956 as a priest is murdered and an evil is spreading, the sequel follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-based Blue Beetle, available for premium digital rental and sale starting Sept. 26. The superhero flick follows recent college grad Jaime Reyes, who returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor as he becomes the Blue Beetle.

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Rising from No. 8 to No. 4 on the chart was Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, on sale for digital purchase. The fifth film in the “Indiana Jones” franchise finds Harrison Ford reprising his role as the iconic archaeologist in a globe-trotting adventure in 1969 to recover an ancient artifact called the Archimedes Dial before a former Nazi scientist can use it to change history.

The Warner Bros. hit Barbie — the top theatrical movie of the year — dropped from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart. Starring Margie Robbie as the iconic doll in a comedy fantasy about her existential crisis, the Greta Gerwig-directed film is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 8, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Equalizer 3
  2. The Nun II
  3. Blue Beetle
  4. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  5. Barbie
  6. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story
  7. Haunted Mansion
  8. After Everything
  9. Talk to Me
  10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

‘The Nun II’ Due on Premium Digital Oct. 3, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 14

The next chapter in “The Conjuring” universe, The Nun II from New Line Cinema, arrives for premium digital purchase (PEST, $24.99) and rental (PVOD, $19.99) Oct.3 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and regular digital purchase on Nov. 14.

The film earned $206.2 million at the global box office.

In the film, in France in 1956, a priest is murdered, and an evil is spreading. The sequel follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

The film is directed by Michael Chaves (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) and stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons, returning in their roles from the first film. It also stars Storm Reid and Anna Popplewell, surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

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The release on PEST, 4K UHD and Blu-ray Disc includes the featurettes “Demons in Paradise” and “Handcrafter Nightmares.”

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ Available on Premium Digital

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is available now for premium digital rental (PVOD) and premium digital sale (PEST) from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the comedic romance drama, the Portokalos family travels to Greece to fulfill the final wish of their beloved patriarch.

The film, which has earned $31.1 million at the global box office, is written and directed by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Life in Ruins, Connie and Carla).

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 stars Vardalos along with John Corbett (“Sex and the City,” “And Just Like That …,” God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness), Louis Mandylor (Code of Honor, Rambo: Last Blood), Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2), Gia Carides (Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me), Joey Fatone (The Opposite Sex, Bring It On), Maria Vacratsis (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Elias Kacavas (“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”) and Melina Kotselou (Magma), with Lainie Kazan (Beaches, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) and Andrea Martin (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Little Italy).

‘Barbie’ Debuts Atop Weekly Vudu Chart

The top movie of the year, Barbie, debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Sept. 17.

The Warner Bros. hit, which has earned a whopping $1.4 billion at the global box office, stars Margie Robbie as the iconic doll in a comedy fantasy about her existential crisis. The film, directed by Greta Gerwig, became available Sept. 12 for premium digital rental and sale.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was the A24 horror film Talk to Me, available for digital sale. The debut feature for twin brothers Danny and Michael Philippou of @RackaRacka YouTube channel fame, the film follows a group of friends who discover how to conjure spirits with an embalmed hand and become hooked on the new thrill, unleashing terrifying supernatural forces.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was the ‘R’-rated Universal comedy Strays, available starting Sept. 5 for premium digital rental and sale. In the film, after a fast-talking terrier (voice of Jamie Foxx) shows a naïve pup (voice of Will Ferrell) that his beloved owner (Will Forte) is a dirtbag, the dogs embark on an epic adventure for revenge.

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Rising from No. 8 to No. 4 on the chart was Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse, available for digital rental and sale. The followup to Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales as he reunites with Gwen Stacy and, as Spider-Man, is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which became available for premium rental and sale Sept. 1. In the film, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 17, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Barbie
  2. Talk to Me
  3. Strays
  4. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  6. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  7. Retribution
  8. Meg 2: The Trench
  9. No Hard Feelings
  10. The Hill

Liam Neeson Actioner ‘Retribution’ Due on Premium Digital Sept. 15

Lionsgate will release Roadside Attractions’ Liam Neeson action thriller Retribution on premium video on demand (PVOD, digital rental) and premium EST (PEST, digital sale) Sept. 15.

Directed by Nimród Antal (Control), the film also stars Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket) and Noma Dumezweni (The Little Mermaid).

The film made $12.9 million at the global box office.

In the ticking-clock thriller, Matt Turner (Neeson) begins a high-speed chase across Berlin to complete a specific series of tasks after a mysterious caller puts a bomb under his car seat. With Matt’s kids trapped in the back seat and a bomb that will explode if they get out of the car, a normal commute becomes a twisted game of life or death as Matt follows the stranger’s increasingly dangerous instructions in a race against time to save his family.

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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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