Marvel’s ‘Morbius’ Tops the Weekly Vudu Chart

The Marvel Comics-based Morbius topped the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended May 22.

The film, newly available for digital purchase May 17 and distributed by Sony Pictures, stars Jared Leto as the enigmatic superhero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others from suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a cure that unleashes a darkness inside him.

Remaining at No. 2 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.

Staying at No. 3 was Focus Features’ The Northman, an action epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman and Anya Taylor-Joy, the film is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Remaining at No. 4 was Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, available for digital purchase and rental. The action adventure follows street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), who is recruited by seasoned treasure hunger Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago.

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Dropping from the top spot to No. 5 was the action-adventure The Lost City, which became available for digital purchase May 10. The film, starring Sandra Bullock and 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 May 22, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Morbius
  2. The Bad Guys
  3. The Northman
  4. Uncharted
  5. The Lost City
  6. Dog
  7. Ambulance
  8. Memory
  9. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  10. Moonfall

‘The Lost City’ Takes Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

The Sandra Bullock starrer The Lost City topped the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended May 15.

Newly available for digital purchase May 10, the action-adventure, 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.

Debuting at No. 2 was DreamWorks Animation’s animated caper comedy The Bad Guys, available for premium digital purchase and rental. Distributed by Universal, it follows reformed but misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good.

Debuting at No. 3 was Focus Features’ The Northman, an action epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. The film is available for premium digital purchase and rental.

Falling from the top spot to No. 4 was Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, available for digital purchase and rental. The action adventure follows street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland), who is recruited by seasoned treasure hunger Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 was Universal Pictures’ Michael Bay action thriller Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Available for premium digital rental and purchase, the film follows a veteran desperate for money who turns to his adoptive brother, a career criminal, who plans a heist.

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

  1. The Lost City
  2. The Bad Guys
  3. The Northman
  4. Uncharted
  5. Ambulance
  6. Dog
  7. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  8. Moonfall
  9. The Batman
  10. Sing 2

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Tops Vudu Chart for Fifth Week

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for the fifth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 17.

The Marvel Studios film is available for digital purchase and rental. As the film begins, Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Remaining at No. 2 was Lionsgate’s Roland Emmerich disaster film Moonfall, starring Halle Berry. Available for digital purchase beginning April 1, the film follows a space crew attempting to save the Earth when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of its orbit.

Debuting on the chart at No. 3 was the Mark Wahlberg film Infinite. The sci-fi actioner, available for digital rental and purchase April 12 from Paramount Pictures, is based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers and follows characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 rose a spot to No. 4 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them.

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Falling from No. 3 from No. 5 on the chart was Paramount’s The Contractor, which debuted for premium rental and sale April 1. The film stars Chris Pine as a former elite Special Forces Sergeant who contracts with a private military force and uncovers a conspiracy.

Also new to the chart for the week was A24’s indie horror flick X, landing at No. 7. Available for premium digital rental, the film follows a group of actors who set out to make an adult film in rural Texas and run afoul of their elderly hosts.

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

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Moonfall
  3. Infinite
  4. Sing 2
  5. The Contractor
  6. Dog
  7. X
  8. The Outfit
  9. Jackass Forever
  10. Marry Me

‘Matrix Resurrections’ Rises to Top of Weekly Vudu Chart

Warner Bros.’ The Matrix Resurrections topped the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Jan. 30.

The fourth film in the “Matrix” franchise, which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max, became available for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 25. It follows up on the trilogy that ended in 2003 and features Keanu Reeves returning to the role of Neo as he learns about the aftermath of the war between humanity and the machines he thought he ended in the previous films, and whether his reality remains part of a computer simulation. His mission becomes to reconnect with his lost love Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss).

Universal Pictures’ animated sequel Sing 2 fell from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart. The Illumination film, which became available for premium digital rental Jan. 7, follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Dropping to No. 3 from No. 2 on the chart was Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which became available for digital purchase Jan. 4. The franchise relaunch from director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman is a sequel to the two 1980s “Ghostbusters” movies. It follows a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters.

Landing at No. 4 was the latest James Bond flick No Time to Die, available for digital purchase and rental. The Universal/MGM film stars Daniel Craig in his last turn as the iconic spy.

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Debuting at No. 5 on the chart was The 355, a spy action thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong’o. It is available for premium digital rental.

Also new to the chart for the week was IFC Films’ Clean (No. 9), starring Adrian Brody. The suspense drama, which follows a garbage man who gets caught up with the local crime boss, is available for digital purchase and rental.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 30, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Matrix Resurrections
  2. Sing 2
  3. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  4. No Time to Die
  5. The 355
  6. Dune
  7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  8. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  9. Clean
  10. Clifford: the Big Red Dog

‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Conjures Up Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife conjured up the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Jan. 9.

The franchise reboot from director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman became available for digital purchase Jan. 4. A sequel to the two 1980s “Ghostbusters” movies, the film follows a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather, an original Ghostbuster, left behind.

Universal Pictures’ Illumination animated sequel Sing 2, which became available for premium digital rental Jan. 7, took the No. 2 spot on the chart. In the film, the animal singers plan a new show, but must persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them. It also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Landing at No. 3 was the Marvel Comics-based sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, available for digital purchase and rental. It stars Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who interviews a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

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King Richard, with new Golden Globe Best Actor winner Will Smith — available for premium rental and purchase Jan. 4 — landed at No. 7 on the chart, while the horror film Antlers, newly available to rent, landed at No. 8.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Jan. 9, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  2. Sing 2
  3. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  4. No Time to Die
  5. The Last Duel
  6. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  7. King Richard
  8. Antlers
  9. Yellowstone: Season 4
  10. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

‘Dune’ Due Via Premium Digital Purchase and Rental Dec. 3, on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 11

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune will arrive for premium digital ownership ($29.99) and VOD ($24.99) on Dec. 3. The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD  Jan. 11.

Dune, which has garnered more than $350 million at the global box office, was directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert.

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The film stars Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name, Little Women), Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep, Mission: Impossible — Fallout), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise), Josh Brolin (Milk, Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgård (TV’s “Chernobyl,” Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, Avengers: Endgame), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Lady Bird), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming, TV’s “Euphoria”), Chang Chen (Mr. Long, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), David Dastmalchian (Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Knight), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, TV’s “Sex Education”), with Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), with Jason Momoa (Aquaman, “Game of Thrones”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall).

Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

 

The Blu-ray, DVD and 4K discs will include the featurette “The Royal Houses.”

Extras on the Blu-ray and 4K editions will also include:

  • Filmbooks: House Atreides
  • Filmbooks: House Harkonnen
  • Filmbooks: The Fremen
  • Filmbooks: The Spice Melange
  • Inside Dune: The Training Room
  • Inside Dune: The Spice Harvester
  • Inside Dune: The Sardaukar Battle
  • Building the Ancient Future
  • My Desert, My Dune
  • Constructing the Ornithopters
  • Designing the Sandworm
  • Beware the Baron
  • Wardrobe from Another World
  • A New Soundscape

Bond Thriller ‘No Time to Die’ Leads Weekly Vudu Chart

The latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, led the chart of the 10 most popular titles on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu the week ended Nov. 14.

The MGM/United Artists Releasing spy thriller, the fifth and final Bond movie featuring Daniel Craig as Agent 007, is available for premium digital rental. Vudu is offering gift cards for the film.

Coming in at No. 2 was Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the latest Marvel Comics superhero film. It is newly available for digital purchase.

Yellowstone: Season 4, the fourth installment in the Kevin Costner series about a family of ranchers, took the bronze on the chart. The digital UHD version of the season is currently available only on Vudu, according to the service.

Coming in at No. 4 was previous chart topper Free Guy, which is available for digital purchase and rental. The Disney-owned 20th Century Studios film stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story.

In the fifth spot on the chart was Disney’s Jungle Cruise, available for digital purchase. Based on the classic Disneyland ride, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as Frank, the skipper of an Amazon River tour boat, who is recruited by explorer Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), who seeks an ancient tree with mythical healing abilities.

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

  1. No Time to Die
  2. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  3. Yellowstone: Season 4
  4. Free Guy
  5. Jungle Cruise
  6. The Suicide Squad
  7. The Addams Family 2
  8. Old Henry
  9. Dangerous
  10. Old

‘Malignant’ Available for Premium Digital Purchase and Rental Oct. 22, on Disc Nov. 30

The horror film Malignant will arrive for premium digital ownership ($24.99) and rental ($19.99) Oct. 22 and on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 30 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

From director James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman, Furious 7), the horror thriller stars Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, The Mummy), Maddie Hasson (TV’s “Impulse,” TV’s “Mr. Mercedes”) and George Young (TV’s “Containment”). In the film, a woman is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

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The disc releases include the featurette “Malignant: James Wan’s Visions,” in which Wan takes viewers behind the scenes for a look at the film.

‘In the Heights’ Dancing to Premium Digital July 30, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 31

The musical In the Heights will be available for premium digital sale ($24.99) and rental ($19.99, 48 hours) July 30, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and standard digital Aug. 31 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Broadway’s Hamilton) music and lyrics. It stars Anthony Ramos (A Star Is Born, Broadway’s Hamilton) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, BlacKkKlansman). The film also stars singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s In the Heights), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s Rent), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s Matilda the Musical), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange Is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).

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In the film set in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

Special features on the 4K Ultra HD combo pack and Blu-ray include several featurettes and sing-alongs. The DVD includes one featurette.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong,’ ‘Wrath of Man’ Top Vudu, FandangoNow Charts

Godzilla vs. Kong returned to the top of the Vudu chart for the week ended June 20, while the Jason Statham actioner Wrath of Man hung on to the top spot on the FandangoNow chart for a fourth consecutive week.

Both Vudu and FandangoNow are transactional VOD services owned by Fandango.

Newly available for regular digital purchase after a stint as a premium digital buy, Godzilla vs. Kong, from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, stars Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown. In this installment in the Monsterverse, Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The film took the No. 2 spot on the FandangoNow chart.

Warner Bros.’ Wrath of Man, based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck and available as a premium VOD rental, pairs Statham with director Guy Ritchie. In the film, a mysterious new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist, and the crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. The marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score. It took the No. 3 spot on the Vudu chart.

Taking the silver on the Vudu chart (No. 4 on FandangoNow) was Universal Pictures’ Bob Odenkirk action thriller Nobody, available for digital purchase and rental. In the film, Odenkirk plays a mild-mannered father and husband who hits a boiling point when he’s robbed.

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Coming in at No. 3 on the on FandangoNow chart (No. 5 on the Vudu chart) was Lionsgate’s horror sequel Spiral: From the Book of Saw, available as a premium digital rental. Spiral centers on Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock), who is working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran played by Samuel L. Jackson. Along with his rookie partner (Max Minghella), Banks takes charge of an investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.

Thanks to the theatrical bow of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the original 2017 action-comedy has re-emerged on Vudu’s top 10 list at No. 8. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is now on sale on both transactional streaming services.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 20, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Godzilla vs. Kong
  2. Nobody
  3. Wrath of Man
  4. Mortal Kombat
  5. Spiral: From the Book of Saw
  6. The Misfits
  7. Raya and the Last Dragon
  8. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  9. Rogue Hostage
  10. Voyagers

 

FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 20, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Wrath of Man
  2. Godzilla vs. Kong
  3. Spiral: From the Book of Saw
  4. Nobody
  5. The Misfits
  6. Mortal Kombat
  7. Queen Bees
  8. Dream Horse
  9. Raya and the Last Dragon
  10. Rogue Hostage