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 Little Mermaid’ Swims to Top of Weekly Vudu Chart

Disney’s live-action remake The Little Mermaid debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended July 30.

The film, which debuted for digital purchase July 25, is a reimagining of Disney’s animated musical classic. It follows Ariel (Halle Bailey), a young mermaid with a thirst for adventure who falls for the human Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King). While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life — and her father’s crown — in jeopardy. 

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was Warner Bros.’ The Flash. Ezra Miller returns as The Flash/Barry Allen in the DC superhero’s first-ever standalone feature film, which debuted for premium digital sale and rental on July 18. In the film, worlds collide when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past.

Dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 on the chart was Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The seventh live-action film in the “Transformers” franchise based on the Hasbro toy line, the sci-fi actioner is newly available for regular digital purchase after a premium-priced run.

Dropping from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, which became available for premium digital rental and sale July 18. The animated comedy, distributed by Universal, follows a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed. 

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Slipping from No. 4 to No. 5 on the chart was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The sci-fi comic book movie from director James Gunn was released for digital purchase July 7.  In the film, the Guardians must scramble to save their furry pal Rocket from the genocidal geneticist who created him.

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

  1. The Little Mermaid (2023)
  2. The Flash
  3. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
  4. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  6. Joy Ride
  7. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  8. Fast X
  9. Resident Evil: Death Island
  10. John Wick: Chapter 4

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Takes No. 1 Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 grabbed the No. 1 position on the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended July 9.

The sci-fi comic book movie from director James Gunn achieved the top spot after just two days of availability, having been released into digital channels July 7.  In the film, the Guardians must scramble to save their furry pal Rocket from the genocidal geneticist who created him.

The previous week’s top title, Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie, dropped a spot to No. 2. The animated blockbuster, based on the Nintendo video game franchise, has been available for regular digital purchase since June 13.

Another Universal title, the actioner Fast X, fell a spot to No. 3 on the chart. It’s the 11th installment in the “Fast & Furious” speeding cars franchise, and the 10th in the primary series headlined by Vin Diesel (who has appeared in all but the second film and the “Hobbs & Shaw” spinoff).

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No. 4 was Lionsgate’s The Blackening, a horror spoof about a group of black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. It became available for PVOD viewing July 7.

Rounding out the top five Vudu sellers was the Lionsgate actioner John Wick: Chapter 4. It’s available for digital rental and purchase. The fourth entry in the series follows Wick as he uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, he must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe, and forces that turn old friends into foes.

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

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  3. Fast X
  4. The Blackening
  5. John Wick: Chapter 4
  6. The Pope’s Exorcist
  7. Nefarious
  8. The Machine
  9. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
  10. Sisu

‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Returns to Top of Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie returned to the top of the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended July 2.

The animated blockbuster, based on the popular video game, became available for regular digital purchase (after a premium-priced run) June 13. It rose from No. 2 the week previous week. 

After three weeks at No. 1, Universal Pictures’ actioner Fast X, available for premium digital rental and purchase, fell to No. 2 on the chart. It’s the 11th installment in the “Fast & Furious” speeding cars franchise, and the 10th in the primary series headlined by Vin Diesel (who has appeared in all but the second film and the “Hobbs & Shaw” spinoff).

Remaining at No. 3 was Sony Pictures’ The Machine, released June 20 for premium digital rental and purchase. The film follows Bert Kreischer, who rose to fame as a stand-up comedian known as The Machine, and in his signature set, he recounts his true experience with Russian mobsters while on a booze-soaked college trip. Now, 23 years later, that trip has come back to haunt him as he and his estranged father (Mark Hamill) are kidnapped back to Russia by the mob to atone for something they say he did.

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The Lionsgate actioner John Wick: Chapter 4, the latest installment in the franchise starring Keanu Reeves, remained at No. 4 on the chart. It’s available for digital rental and purchase. The fourth entry in the series follows Wick as he uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, he must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe, and forces that turn old friends into foes.

Reentering the chart at No. 5 was Warner Bros.’ horror flick Evil Dead Rise, available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase (after a premium run). It follows two estranged sisters, played by Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 2, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  2. Fast X
  3. The Machine
  4. John Wick: Chapter 4
  5. Evil Dead Rise
  6. 65
  7. Knights of the Zodiac
  8. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
  9. Sisu
  10. Hypnotic

‘Fast X’ Threepeats Atop Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ Fast X again landed in the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended June 25. It was its third consecutive week at No. 1.

The actioner, available for premium digital rental and purchase, is the 10th installment in the Fast & Furious speeding cars franchise starring Vin Diesel.

Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie remained at No. 2 on the chart. The animated blockbuster, based on the popular video game, became available for regular (not premium) digital purchase June 13.

No. 3 was Sony Pictures’ The Machine, a June 20 Fandango at Home release. The film follows Bert Kreischer, who rose to fame as a stand-up comedian known as The Machine, and in his signature set he recounts his true experience with Russian mobsters while on a booze-soaked college trip. Now, 23 years later, that trip has come back to haunt him as he and his estranged father (Mark Hamill) are kidnapped back to Russia by the mob to atone for something they say he did. Together, Bert and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war within a sociopathic crime family, all while attempting to find common ground in their often fraught relationship.

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The Lionsgate actioner John Wick: Chapter 4, the latest installment in the franchise starring Keanu Reeves, slipped a spot to No. 4 on the chart. The fourth entry in the series follows Wick as he uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, he must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe, and forces that turn old friends into foes.

No. 5 was Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film follows U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down. 

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended June 25, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Fast X
  2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  3. The Machine
  4. John Wick: Chapter 4
  5. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
  6. Kandahar
  7. About My Father
  8. The Black Demon
  9. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  10. Nefarious

‘Fast X’ Debuts in Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ Fast X debuted in the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended June 11.

The actioner, available for premium digital rental and purchase, is the 10th installment in the “Fast & Furious” speeding cars franchise starring Vin Diesel.

Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie fell from the top spot to No. 2. The animated blockbuster, based on the popular video game, became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 16.

The Lionsgate actioner John Wick: Chapter 4, the latest installment in the franchise starring Keanu Reeves, fell a spot to No. 3 on the chart. It became available for digital purchase May 23. The fourth entry in the series follows Wick as he uncovers a path to defeating the High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, he must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe, and forces that turn old friends into foes.

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Reentering the chart at No. 4 was Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, newly available for regular digital purchase after a premium-priced digital rental run. The film follows U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down. 

Remaining at No. 5 on the chart was Mill Creek Entertainment’s horror thriller Nefarious, available for premium rental. In the film, on the day of his scheduled execution, a convicted serial killer gets a psychiatric evaluation during which he claims he is a demon — and further claims that, before their time is over, the psychiatrist will commit three murders of his own.

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

  1. Fast X
  2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  3. John Wick: Chapter 4
  4. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
  5. Nefarious
  6. Evil Dead Rise
  7. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
  8. Creed III
  9. The Pope’s Exorcist
  10. Hypnotic

‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Debuts Atop Weekly Vudu Chart

The Super Mario Bros. Movie debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended May 21.

The Universal Pictures animated blockbuster, based on the popular video game, became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 16.

Landing at No. 2 on the chart was Lionsgate’s Finnish World War II drama Sisu, also available for premium digital purchase and rental beginning May 16. In the film, after Nazis steal his gold, an ex-commando goes to outrageous lengths to get it back.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was the Warner Bros. horror flick Evil Dead Rise, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 9. The film follows two estranged sisters, played by Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Falling two spots to No. 4 on the chart was the Paramount action-comedy Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, newly available for regular digital purchase after a premium run. Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Regé-Jean Page, the film, based on the classic board game, follows a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers who undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic. Things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

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Falling two spots to No. 5 on the chart was Warner Bros.’ Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, which is available for premium digital rental. The film follows U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down. 

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 21, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  2. Sisu
  3. Evil Dead Rise
  4. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  5. Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
  6. The Pope’s Exorcist
  7. To Catch a Killer
  8. Big George Foreman
  9. Renfield
  10. 65

’Avatar: The Way of Water’ Threepeats on Weekly Vudu Chart

The sequel Avatar: The Way of Water spent a third consecutive week atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 16.

The Disney-owned 20th Century Studios film, available for digital purchase beginning March 28, is director James Cameron’s sequel to 2009’s Avatar. The film, which received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, returns to the world of Pandora more than a decade after the events of the first film. It launches the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Rising a spot to No. 2 on the chart was Warner Bros.’ superhero sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which became available for premium digital rental and sale April 7. Based on characters from DC, the film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “Shazam!,” is transformed into his adult superhero alter ego Shazam. 

Falling a spot to No. 3 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ the sci-fi thriller 65, available for premium digital rental and sale. The film stars Adam Driver as an astronaut who crash lands on a mysterious planet and discovers he’s not alone.

Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was MGM’s Creed III, available for premium digital purchase and rental. In the third installment in the franchise, after dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael Jordan, who also directs) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The faceoff between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian — a fighter who has nothing to lose.

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Debuting at No. 5 on the chart was the faith-based film Jesus Revolution, available for digital purchase. In the film set in the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places — until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie street preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 16, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water
  2. Shazam! Fury of the Gods
  3. 65
  4. Creed III
  5. Jesus Revolution
  6. Cocaine Bear
  7. M3GAN: Unrated
  8. The Last of Us: Season 1
  9. Champions
  10. Plane

‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Available for Premium Digital Purchase and Rental April 7, on Disc and Digital May 23

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will release the superhero sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods for premium digital ownership (PEST) and premium digital rental (PVOD) on April 7.

The film will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital May 23.

Directed by David F. Sandberg and based on characters from DC, the film stars Zachary Levi (American Underdog) as Shazam and Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson. 

Shazam! Fury of the Gods continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “Shazam!,” is transformed into his adult superhero alter ego Shazam. Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult superhero alter egos. But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy — aka Shazam — and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives and the fate of their world.

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From New Line Cinema, the film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (It Chapter Two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising Young Woman) as Super Hero Freddy; Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (Day Shift) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield/Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (TV’s “This Is Us”) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A Dog’s Journey) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (Second Chances) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (TV’s “White Lines”) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Wizard, Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”), Lucy Liu (“Kung Fu Panda” franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The Fast Saga).

The film earned $120.9 million at the global box office.

Special features on the 4K Ultra HD disc include director’s audio commentary.

Special features on Blu-ray Disc and premium digital purchase include several featurettes; director’s audio commentary; and deleted scenes and alternate and extended scenes.

James Cameron Sequel ’Avatar: The Way of Water’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The sequel Avatar: The Way of Water debuted atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 2.

The Disney-owned 20th Century Studios film, available for digital purchase March 28, is director James Cameron’s belated sequel to 2009’s Avatar and the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, earning more than $2.31 billion worldwide. The sequel, which received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, returns to the world of Pandora more than a decade after the events of the first film. The film launches the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Audiences are also introduced to new Na’vi cultures and a range of exotic sea creatures that populate the majestic oceans. The film stars stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis and Kate Winslet.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Creed III, newly available for premium digital purchase and rental. Directed by Michael B. Jordan, from a screenplay by Keegan Coogler and Zach Baylin, the film stars Jordan (Just MercyBlack Panther), Tessa Thompson (Thor: Love and Thunder, TV’s “Westworld”), Jonathan Majors (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Devotion), Wood Harris (TV’s “Winning Time”), Mila Davis-Kent, Florian Munteanu and Phylicia Rashad. In the third installment in the franchise, after dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian — a fighter who has nothing to lose.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Universal Pictures horror comedy Cocaine Bear. 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. 4 on the charts was the comedy Champions, newly available for digital purchase and rental. From filmmaker Bobby Farrelly (There’s Something About MaryMe, Myself & IreneFever Pitch), the comedy stars Harrelson as a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.

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Falling a spot to No. 5 on the chart was Lionsgate’s Plane, available for digital purchase and newly available for digital rental. 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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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 2, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water
  2. Creed III
  3. Cocaine Bear
  4. Champions
  5. Plane
  6. Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre
  7. A Man Called Otto
  8. One Piece Film: Red (English-Language Version)
  9. Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham
  10. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish