Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Most-Viewed Film Debuting on Vudu in 2022

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home was the most-viewed movie that debuted on Vudu in 2022.

The Marvel Studios film takes place after Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Universal Pictures’ animated Sing 2 came in at No. 2 on the most-viewed movie chart in 2022. The Illumination film follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them. The film also features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton.

Landing at No. 3 on the most-viewed of 2022 chart was Paramount Pictures hit Top Gun: Maverick. The sequel features Tom Cruise reprising his role as daring pilot Maverick, who is assigned to train a new generation of pilots how to complete a difficult mission.

Coming in at No. 4 on the most-viewed of 2022 chart was Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Sony’s relaunch of the iconic series. The film, from director Jason Reitman and produced by his late father, is a sequel to the two 1980s “Ghostbusters” movies. It follows a single mom and her two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostubusters. Ivan Reitman died on Feb. 12, 2022.

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Landing at No. 5 on the chart was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The sequel follows Sonic (voice of Ben Schwartz), who after settling in Green Hills is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with new partner Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

Most-Viewed Movies Debuting on Vudu in 2022:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  2. Sing 2 (Universal Pictures)
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures) 
  4. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Pictures)
  6. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal Pictures)
  7. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Pictures)
  8. The Bad Guys (Universal Pictures)
  9. Uncharted (Sony Pictures)
  10. Morbius (Sony Pictures)

 

‘Squid Game,’ ‘Black Widow’ Top Whip Media’s 2021 TV Time Charts; App Bows Personalized Rankings

Netflix’s Korean hit “Squid Game” and Disney’s Black Widow were the top show and top movie tracked by the TV Time app for 2021.

“Squid Game,” which started streaming Sept. 17, follows a group of desperate and cash-strapped people competing in a blood-thirsty survival game.

The Marvel Universe-based Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, debuted simultaneously in movie theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access for $29.99 July 9 (causing a legal scuffle with the star, which was eventually settled). It became available at no additional cost to Disney+ subscribers Oct. 6.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with more than 19 million global users. The top shows chart was based on the number of episode views by global TV Time users. The movie rankings were based on the number of movie views by global TV Time users.

Disney+ and Netflix dominated the top 10 shows chart. Disney+ shows took five of the top spots: “WandaVision” (No. 2), “Loki” (No. 4), “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” (No. 5), “What if…?” (No. 8) and “Hawkeye” (No. 10). Netflix took the other five. In addition to “Squid Game,” Netflix’s other top 10 placers were “Lupin” (No. 3), “Fate: The Winx Saga” (No. 6), “Ginny & Georgia” (No. 7) and “Shadow and Bone” (No. 9).

In addition to Disney+, Netflix and HBO Max streaming services placed movies among the top 10. The silver on the movies chart went to Disney+’s Cruella, starring Emma Stone and featuring the villain from “101 Dalmatians” franchise. It debuted simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access May 28 and became available on Disney+ at no additional charge Aug. 27. Coming in at No. 3 was Netflix’s teen romantic comedy To All the Boys: Always and Forever, the third installment in the series of films that started streaming Feb. 12.

TV Time Rewind

TV Time has also launched personalized rankings for users tracking their viewing habits, such as favorite TV shows, movies, TV and film characters, genres, and more. The “TV Time Rewind” feature, available in both the TV Time app for iOS and Android in global markets, provides users a customized year-end experience that can be viewed within the TV Time app or viewed on the web. 

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Top 2021 Shows:

  1. “Squid Game” — Netflix
  2. “WandaVision” — Disney+
  3. “Lupin” — Netflix
  4. “Loki” — Disney+
  5. “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” — Disney+
  6. “Fate: The Winx Saga” — Netflix
  7. “Ginny & Georgia” — Netflix
  8. “What if…?” — Disney +
  9. “Shadow and Bone” — Netflix
  10. “Hawkeye” — Disney+

 

Top 2021 Movies:

  1. Black Widow — Disney
  2. Cruella — Disney
  3. To All the Boys: Always and Forever — Netflix
  4. Luca — Disney
  5. Raya and the Last Dragon — Disney
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney
  7. The Suicide Squad — HBO Max
  8. Zack Snyder’s Justice League — HBO Max
  9. Dune: Part One — HBO Max
  10. The Kissing Booth 3 — Netflix

FandangoNow Launches ‘Best LGBTQ Movies of All Time’ List for Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, FandangoNow is hosting a “Best LGBTQ Movies of All Time” promotion, featuring a collection of the 200 top-reviewed LGBTQ films, hand-picked by FandangoNow’s sister site, Rotten Tomatoes.

Taking the top spot is Academy Award-winner Moonlight, starring Mahershala Ali. Can You Ever Forgive Me, starring Melissa McCarthy, came in at No. 2, with Call Me By Your Name and The Favourite, at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Coming in at No. 5 was Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Booksmart, just released in theaters, took the No. 6 spot.

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