‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Remains No. 1 on Weekly Vudu Chart

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion for a third consecutive week remained atop the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended July 31.

Available for premium digital rental and purchase beginning July 15, the movie co-stars franchise regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with cast members Laura Dern, Sam Neil, and Jeff Goldblum from the original series. It’s the third in the “Jurassic World” franchise and the sixth in the overall “Jurassic” franchise. In the film, set four years after the destruction of Isla Nubar, dinosaurs roam the Earth again.

Remaining at No. 2 for a third week was Universal’s horror film The Black Phone, also available for premium digital rental and purchase. It follows a teenage boy who is abducted by a sadistic killer (Ethan Hawke) and discovers a phone in his basement that allows him to communicate with the killer’s previous victims.

Rising from No. 6 to No. 3 on the chart was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, available for digital rental and newly on sale for digital purchase. In the latest installment about J.K. Rowlings’ wizarding world, professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and a Muggle baker on a dangerous mission.

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Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s caper comedy The Bad Guys, available for digital purchase and rental. Distributed by Universal, the animated adventure follows reformed but misunderstood criminal animals who attempt to become good.

Falling from No. 3 to No. 5 on the chart was Warner’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League, available for digital purchase. The four-hour director’s cut of the 2017 superhero team-up Justice League is a re-edited and extended version of the DC Comics adaptation, which he couldn’t finish in 2017, and serves as the sequel to his 2013 film Man of Steel and its 2016 follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Among the titles debuting on the chart were DC’s animated Green Lantern: Beware My Power, landing at No. 8, and Lionsgate’s crime thriller Paradise Highway, starring Juliette Binoche and Morgan Freeman, coming in at No. 9.  

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended July 31, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion
  2. The Black Phone
  3. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  4. The Bad Guys
  5. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  7. Uncharted
  8. Green Lantern: Beware My Power
  9. Paradise Highway
  10. The Northman

Denzel Washington-Directed ‘A Journal for Jordan’ Available on PVOD

The Denzel Washington-directed drama A Journal for Jordan is available now via PVOD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film is also screening in theaters.

Starring Michael B. Jordan with a screenplay by Virgil Williams, A Journal for Jordan is based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Jordan), a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy (Chanté Adams) revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child. 

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‘King Richard’ Available for Premium Digital Purchase and Rental Jan. 4, on Disc Feb. 8

The biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith, will arrive for premium digital purchase and rental Jan. 4, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Based on the true story, the film follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends. Armed with a clear vision and a 78-page plan, Richard Williams (Smith) is determined to write his daughters, Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton), into history. Training in Compton, Calif., on abandoned tennis courts — rain or shine — the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s (Aunjanue Ellis) balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them.

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The DVD, Blu-ray and 4K combo pack and Blu-ray include a “Following the Plan — The Making of King Richard” featurette. The Blu-ray and 4K versions also include deleted scenes and the featurettes “Becoming Richard” and “Champions on Screen.”