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

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​.

Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The Christopher Nolan biopic Oppenheimer for a second consecutive week topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Dec. 3.

The Universal film, available for digital purchase starting Nov. 21, 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. 

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was the Blumhouse horror flick Five Nights at Freddy’s, which was released for digital purchase Nov. 28 after premiering simultaneously in theaters and on streaming service Peacock. Based on the video game series, the film follows a guy who takes a position as a night security guard at an abandoned theme restaurant and soon discovers that nothing at Freddy’s is what it seems.

Landing at No. 3 on the chart was the action comedy Freelance, available for premium digital rental and purchase. In the film, an ex-special forces operative (John Cena) stuck in a dead-end desk job is reluctantly recruited by a former military buddy (Christian Slater) to take on a freelance gig.

Appearing at No. 4 on the chart as the holidays approach was the live action Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey. It’s available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was 2oth Century Fox’s The Creator, available for digital purchase starting Nov. 14. Set amidst a future war between humans and AI, it follows an ex-special forces agent (John David Washington) who is recruited to kill an AI architect who has developed a mysterious weapon that could end humankind.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 3, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Oppenheimer
  2. Five Nights at Freddy’s
  3. Freelance
  4. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  5. The Creator
  6. Barbie
  7. The Equalizer 3
  8. The Holdovers 
  9. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  10. Sound of Freedom

‘Sound of Freedom’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sound of Freedom debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Nov. 5.

The Angel Studios release, available for wide digital purchase Nov. 3, follows a former federal agent turned vigilante who embarks on a mission to rescue children from human traffickers.

Landing at No. 2 on the chart was the animated PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, available for premium digital purchase and rental starting Oct. 31. In the film, when a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers. But they face their mightiest challenge yet when the pups’ archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with Victoria Vance, a mad scientist, to steal the superpowers for themselves.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was 20th Century Studios A Haunting in Venice, a thriller based on the 1969 Agatha Christie novel Hallowe’en Party and starring Kenneth Branagh as the detective Hercule Poirot. The film became available for digital purchase Oct. 31.

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Falling from the top spot to No. 4 on the chart was the horror film The Exorcist: Believer, available for premium digital purchase and rental starting Oct. 24 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. It’s a new chapter in the possession saga, following on the original 1973 film The Exorcist.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 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. 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 traps.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Nov. 5, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Sound of Freedom
  2. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie    
  3. A Haunting in Venice
  4. The Exorcist: Believer
  5. Saw X
  6. The Equalizer 3
  7. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  8. Barbie
  9. The Blind
  10. Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story

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