The Universal Pictures horror comedy Cocaine Bear again topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended March 26.
Available for premium digital rental and sale, the film, directed by Elizabeth Banks, is based on the true story of drug smuggler Andrew Thornton II, who on Sept. 11, 1985, jumped from an auto-piloted Cessna after dropping packages of cocaine in the forest near Blairsville, Ga. Thornton died when his parachute failed to open, while much of the coke was believed to have been ingested by a bear, who promptly died. In the movie version, the bear does not die; instead, he becomes addicted to the white powder and embarks on a killing spree while chasing after more.
Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Lionsgate’s Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, available for premium digital rental and purchase. The actioner, starring Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Hugh Grant and Josh Hartnett, follows special agent Orson Fortune and his team of operatives who recruit one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars to help them on an undercover mission when the sale of a deadly new weapons technology threatens to upend the world order.
Falling from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was A24’s The Whale, available for digital purchase and digital rental. The film, based on the play about an obese man attempting to reconnect with his daughter, recently earned Brendan Fraser a Best Actor Oscar.
Rising from No. 10 to No. 4 on the chart was Lionsgate’s Plane, newly available for regular digital purchase after a premium run. In the film, pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter), an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI.
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Rising to No. 5 from No. 6 on the chart was the Universal Pictures thriller Knock at the Cabin, newly available for regular digital purchase March 24 after a premium run. The film from director M. Night Shyamalan follows a young girl and her parents who, while vacationing at a remote cabin, are taken hostage.
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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 26, in terms of revenue, were:
- Cocaine Bear
- Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre
- The Whale
- Knock at the Cabin
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
- A Man Called Otto
- Children of the Corn
- Everything Everywhere All at Once
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