‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Vudu List of Most-Watched Rom-Coms for Valentine’s Day

Over the past two years, “Crazy Rich Asians,” starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu, was the most-watched romantic comedy across the entire United States for Valentine’s Day, according to Vudu’s streaming data.

Vudu is a TVOD service owned by Fandango.

Vudu put together a playlist of more than 20 of its most-watched rom-coms in the Valentine’s Day window. Coming in second place was the 2009 workplace comedy “The Proposal,” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Henry Golding is the romantic lead again in Vudu’s third-ranking rom-com, 2019’s “Last Christmas,” this time co-starring with Emilia Clarke.

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Vudu’s Top 20 Most-Watched Rom-Coms (during the Valentine’s Day window 2019-2020) were:

1.    Crazy Rich Asians
2.    The Proposal
3.    Last Christmas
4.    Sweet Home Alabama
5.    The Princess Bride
6.    Pretty Woman
7.    Yesterday
8.    The Wedding Singer
9.    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love
11. 10 Things I Hate About You
12. Valentine’s Day
13. Sleepless in Seattle
14. When Harry Met Sally
15. The Best Man Holiday
16. She’s All That
17. Love, Simon
18. The Best Man
19. Long Shot
20. You’ve Got Mail

 

Romcom ‘First Blush’ Due on Digital and VOD Platforms Feb. 2 From Gravitas Ventures

The romantic comedy First Blush is coming to digital and VOD platforms Feb. 2 from Gravitas Ventures.

The modern millennial romantic comedy follows a young married couple who re-examine their relationship when they both form an attraction to another woman. Nena and Drew are a young, happy-ish married couple whose relationship is thrown off its axis when they meet Olivia. The trio’s attraction to each other is undeniable, but when they become romantically involved, they struggle to navigate the complications of a polyamorous relationship. The three push each other’s boundaries to their limits as they discover painful truths about who they are, what they want, and how to love in turbulent times.

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Written and directed by Victor Neumark, the film stars Rachel Alig (The Cleaning Lady), Ryan Caraway (West of Her) and Kate Beecroft (6 Underground).

 

Netflix to Bow Romantic Comedy Series Starring Lily Collins

The romantic comedy series “Emily in Paris,” starring Lily Collins, will debut exclusively on Netflix this fall.

Created, written and executive produced by Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), the MTV Studios series follows Emily, an ambitious 20-something marketing executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company. She is tasked with revamping the social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends and navigating new romances.

Collins will also serve as producer.

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The series co-stars Ashley Park (Mean Girls on Broadway, “Tales of the City”) and also features Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (“Call My Agent!”), Lucas Bravo (Smart Ass), Samuel Arnold (Antony & Cleopatra), Camille Razat (The 15:17 to Paris) and Bruno Gouery (“Doc Martin”). Recurring cast members include Kate Walsh (“The Umbrella Academy”), William Abadie (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Arnaud Viard (Clara et Moi).

“MTV Studios and I couldn’t hope for a more perfect home for ‘Emily in Paris’ than Netflix. With their international reach, we are excited to share ‘Emily’ with audiences around the world,” Star said in a statement.

Jennifer Lopez Comedy ‘Second Act’ Due on Digital March 12, Disc March 26 From Universal

The Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Second Act is coming to digital March 12 and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and on demand March 26 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Lopez plays Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. She is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn’t have a college degree, but then she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts. The film features Lopez’s latest single “Limitless” and also stars Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia.

Special features include “Connecting with Milo Ventimiglia,” which explores how Lopez and  Ventimiglia connected on and off screen; “The Empowering Women of Second Act,” which offers an inside look at how the women of Second Act empowered and supported each other; “Friendship On and Off Screen,” which explores the relationship of real life best friends Lopez and  Remini; and “Working with the Ones You Love,”  a behind-the-scenes look at how the whole cast had fun while filming Second Act.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Coming to Digital Nov. 6, Disc Nov. 20 From Warner

The romantic comeday Crazy Rich Asians is coming out on digital (including Movies Anywhere) Nov. 6 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Nov. 20 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film has earned $169.6 million in theaters.

The international cast of stars includes Constance Wu (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”), Gemma Chan (TV’s “Humans”), Lisa Lu (2012), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, Neighbors 2), Ken Jeong (the “Hangover” films) and Michelle Yeoh (TV’s “Star Trek: Discovery,” Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The ensemble also includes Henry Golding, making his feature film debut, Sonoya Mizuno (La La Land), Chris Pang (TV’s “Marco Polo”), Jimmy O. Yang (TV’s “Silicon Valley”), comedian Ronny Chieng (TV’s “The Daily Show”), Remy Hii (TV’s “Marco Polo”), Nico Santos (TV’s “Superstore”) and Jing Lusi (TV’s “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man”).

Based on the bestseller by Kevin Kwan, the film follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack special features include commentary by director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kwan, “Crazy Rich Fun,” a gag reel, and deleted scenes. Special features in the DVD include “Crazy Rich Run.”