‘Godzilla x Kong’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart Through May 19

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended May 19.

The action film, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 14, follows up on the showdown of Godzilla versus Kong, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence — and our own.  The epic delves further into the histories of the Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge the extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever. Meanwhile, Monsterverse fans looking for more Godzilla action landed the Godzilla v Kong 5-Film Collection ($59.99) at No. 4.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the fifth film in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, the fourth set in the continuity stemming from 1984’s original Ghostbusters, and a sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film finds the team back in business in New York City and facing off against a fear demon that leaves its victims frozen solid. It became available for premium digital rental and sale May 7.

Remaining at No. 3 on the chart was The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, available for premium digital rental and sale starting May 10 from Lionsgate. The Guy Ritchie-directed film, based on the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis, tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII. The team inspired author Ian Fleming to create the James Bond spy novels.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ horror thriller Abigail, which became available for premium digital rental and sale beginning May 7. Based on the 1936 movie Dracula’s Daughter, the vampire tale follows a heist team that is hired by a mysterious fixer to kidnap the daughter of a powerful underworld figure. They must guard the 12-year-old ballerina for one night to net a $50 million ransom. As the captors start to dwindle one by one, they discover to their mounting terror that they’re locked inside an isolated mansion with no ordinary little girl.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 19, in terms of revenue, were: 

  1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
  2. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
  3. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  4. Godzilla vs Kong 5-Film Collection (Bundle)
  5. Abigail
  6. Dune: Part Two
  7. Sting
  8. Challengers
  9. Kung Fu Panda 4
  10. Action Royale 3 Film Collection (Bundle)

‘Arthur the King’ Headed to Premium Digital April 23, Disc May 28

Lionsgate’s Mark Wahlberg starrer Arthur the King arrives for premium digital rental (PVOD) and premium digital sale (PEST) April 23. It will be released on regularly priced digital, Blu-ray (plus DVD plus digital) and DVD May 28.

The adventure drama earned $30.2 million at the global box office.

Based on the true story of adventure racer Mikael Lindnord (Wahlberg) and Arthur, the dog that changed Lindnord’s life, Arthur the King also stars Simu Liu (Barbie), Juliet Rylance (A Dog’s Purpose), Ali Suliman (Lone Survivor), Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”), and Paul Guilfoyle (“CSI: Vegas”).    

In Arthur the King, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur over the course of a grueling 10-day, 435-mile racecourse. The film follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. Pushing the team to the outer limits of endurance and sacrifice, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty, and friendship mean.

The Fandango at Home digital release includes the exclusive featurette “Adventure Racing: On Set.”

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Blu-ray (plus DVD) special features include audio commentary with director Simon Cellan Jones and author Mikael Lindnord; audio commentary with producers Tucker Tooley and Tessa Tooley; audio commentary with producer Mark Canton and executive producer Dorothy Canton; the “Finding Arthur” featurette; the “A Love Letter to Arthur” featurette; the “A Dog’s Journey: Making Arthur the King” featurette; Mark Wahlberg and Best Friends Animal Society; and the theatrical trailer.

Warner Bros.’ ‘Dune: Part Two’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended April 21.

The sequel, which became available for premium digital rental and sale April 16, is the top box office earner of 2024. The film explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Coming in at No. 2 on the chart was the two-film collection bundle of both “Dune” films.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Universal/DreamWorks’ animated Kung Fu Panda 4, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental April 9. In the adventure comedy — the fourth in the franchise and the No. 2 box office film of the year — Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, the world’s most unlikely Kung Fu master. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, a corsac fox (voiced by Awkwafina), to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon (voiced by Oscar winner Viola Davis) to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.

Landing at No. 4 on the chart was the “MGM 100 Anniversary Collection,” featuring 100 MGM films available for $100 to celebrate the studio’s hundredth anniversary. The sale runs through April 30.

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Landing at No. 5 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ Liam Neeson suspense actioner In the Land of Saints and Sinners, available for premium digital rental and sale. It follows a damaged father who is forced to fight for redemption after a lifetime of sins.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 21, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Dune: Part Two
  2. Dune 2-Film Collection (Bundle)
  3. Kung Fu Panda 4
  4. MGM 100 Anniversary Collection (Bundle)
  5. In the Land of Saints and Sinners
  6. The Beekeeper
  7. Immaculate
  8. Late Night With the Devil
  9. Kung Fu Panda 4-Movie Collection (Bundle)
  10. High On Your Watchlist 8-Film Collection

Actioner ‘The Beekeeper’ Returns to Top of Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended April 7.

The film, available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase, rose from No. 4 on the chart the previous week. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Dropping to No. 2 from the top spot on the chart was the Blumhouse horror flick Imaginary, which became available for premium digital rental and sale March 26. In the film, when Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was Saban Films’ Knox Goes Away, directed by and starring Michael Keaton and starring Al Pacino and James Marsden. Available for premium digital rental and sale, the thriller features Keaton in the title role as a hit man attempting to make amends before his recently discovered dementia takes over. Aided by a trusted friend (Pacino) with his own shady past, Knox races against the police — and his own rapidly deteriorating mind — to save his estranged son (Marsden) from a vengeance-fueled mistake.

Falling two spots to No. 4 on the chart was Lionsgate’s faith-based Ordinary Angels, available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 26. In the film, Hilary Swank stars as a struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a new sense of purpose when she meets a widower and his two daughters. With the youngest daughter seeking a liver transplant, she sets her mind to helping the family.

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Rising two spots to No. 5 on the chart was the Paramount actioner Land of Bad, starring Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe and available for digital purchase and rental. In the film, a covert Special Forces operation in the South Philippines quickly spirals into a 48-hour battle for survival. When an elite extraction team is ambushed deep in enemy territory, rookie officer Kinney (Hemsworth) is left outnumbered but determined to leave no man behind. With an air strike closing in, Kinney’s only hope hinges on the guidance of Air Force drone pilot Reaper (Crowe).

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 7, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Beekeeper
  2. Imaginary
  3. Knox Goes Away
  4. Ordinary Angels
  5. Land of Bad
  6. Madame Web
  7. Migration
  8. Bob Marley: One Love
  9. The American Society of Magical Negroes
  10. Anyone But You

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Headed for Premium Digital Release April 9

DreamWorks’ animated Kung Fu Panda 4 — the No. 2 box office film so far this year — will be released for premium digital purchase and rental April 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film has earned more than $410.4 million at the global box office. The franchise has grossed more than $2 billion globally.

Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, in the fourth film in the franchise. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, voiced by Awkwafina, a corsac fox, to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon, voiced by Oscar winner Viola Davis, to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.

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The never-before-seen animated short “Dueling Dumplings” will be available with purchase from participating retailers nationwide including Apple, Fandango at Home (formerly Vudu), Comcast Xfinity, Cox and Verizon.

 

‘American Society of Magical Negroes’ Available for Premium Digital Purchase and Rental April 2

Focus Features’ satire The American Society of Magical Negroes will be available for premium digital sale and rental April 2 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
The comedy, which earned $2.4 million at the domestic box office, is about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white peoples’ lives easier.

Directed, written and produced by Kobi Libii (“Madam Secretary,” “Alpha House”), the film stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu), David Alan Grier (The Color Purple, “Joe Pickett”), An-Li Bogan (After Yang, “The Unsettling”), Drew Tarver (“The Other Two,” “Bless the Harts”), Michaela Watkins (You Hurt My Feelings, “Search Party”), Rupert Friend (Asteroid City, “Anatomy of a Scandal”) and Nicole Byer (“Grand Crew,” “Rugrats”).

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Blumhouse Horror Flick ‘Imaginary’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The Blumhouse horror flick Imaginary topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended March 31.

In the film — which became available for premium digital rental and sale March 26 — when Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter, Alice, finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Lionsgate’s faith-based Ordinary Angels, also available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 26. In the film, Hilary Swank stars as a struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a new sense of purpose when she meets a widower and his two daughters. With the youngest daughter seeking a liver transplant, she sets her mind to helping the family.

Rising a spot to No. 3 on the chart was the Marvel Comics-based Madam Web. Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, Madam Web, available for premium digital rental and sale, tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine. It stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

Falling a spot to No. 4 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, available for digital purchase and rental. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

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Rising two spots to No. 5 on the chart was Universal Pictures/Illumination’s animated comedy Migration, available for digital rental and sale. The story follows the Mallard family as they embark 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.

Notably, with Easter on March 31, The Passion of the Christ, the 2004 crucifixion story directed by Mel Gibson, landed at No. 8 on the chart.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 31, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Imaginary
  2. Ordinary Angels
  3. Madame Web
  4. The Beekeeper
  5. Migration
  6. Bob Marley: One Love
  7. Land of Bad
  8. The Passion of the Christ
  9. Anyone But You
  10. Argylle

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The biopic Bob Marley: One Love topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended March 24.

Available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 19, the Paramount film follows Marley’s story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. 

Landing at No. 2 on the chart was the Paramount actioner Land of Bad, starring Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe and available for digital purchase starting March 19. In the film, a covert Special Forces operation in the South Philippines quickly spirals into a 48-hour battle for survival. When an elite extraction team is ambushed deep in enemy territory, rookie officer Kinney (Hemsworth) is left outnumbered but determined to leave no man behind. With an air strike closing in, Kinney’s only hope hinges on the guidance of Air Force drone pilot Reaper (Crowe).

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, available for digital purchase and rental. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 4 on the chart was the Marvel Comics-based Madam Web. Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, Madam Web, available for premium digital rental and sale, tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine. It stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

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Returning to the chart at No. 5 was The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, available for digital rental and sale. Based on the Suzanne Collins best-selling novel of the same name, the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise is a prequel set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute. It follows a young Coriolanus as he unites with Lucy Gray Baird in the 10th Hunger Games and battles his instincts for both good and evil.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 24, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Bob Marley: One Love
  2. Land of Bad
  3. The Beekeeper
  4. Madame Web
  5. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  6. Anyone But You
  7. Migration
  8. Argylle
  9. Oppenheimer
  10. Wonka

Marvel Comics-Based ‘Madame Web’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The Marvel Comics-based Madam Web topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended March 17.

Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, Madam Web, available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 15, tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine. It stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

Remaining at No. 2 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, available for digital purchase. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ Argylle, which arrived for premium digital purchase and rental March 5. In the film, when an author’s spy novels threaten to expose a real-life espionage organization, she begins a globetrotting race to save her life and untangle her imagination and reality. The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson.

Warner Bros.’ Wonka fell from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart. Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical is available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

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Falling from No. 4 to No. 5 on the chart was Sony Pictures rom-com Anyone But You, which is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell), who look like the perfect couple. But after an amazing first date, something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold — until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 17, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Madame Web
  2. The Beekeeper
  3. Argylle
  4. Wonka
  5. Anyone But You
  6. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  7. Migration
  8. Oppenheimer
  9. The Iron Claw
  10. Poor Things

Warner Bros.’ ‘Wonka’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Warner Bros.’ Wonka again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended Feb. 11.

Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros.’ Wonka became available for premium digital rental and sale on Jan. 30. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Rising from No. 3 to No. 2 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, which is available for premium digital rental. In the film, a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham) upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was the DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which became available from Warner Bros. for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 23. The superhero sequel 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.

Remaining at No. 4 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.

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Landing at No. 5 on the chart was Bleecker Street’s I.S.S., available for premium digital rental and sale. The sci-fi drama follows a fight between U.S. and Russian astronauts to take over the International Space Station as worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Feb. 11, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Wonka
  2. The Beekeeper
  3. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  4. Migration
  5. I.S.S.
  6. American Fiction
  7. Wish
  8. Trolls Band Together
  9. The Book of Clarence
  10. Thanksgiving