‘Free Guy’ Scores a Fourth Win on Vudu Chart

Free Guy, from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, for the fourth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu the week ended Oct. 24.

The film, which is available for digital purchase and rental, stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story.

Taking the No. 2 spot on the chart for the second consecutive week was MGM’s animated sequel The Addams Family 2, which debuted for premium digital rental Oct. 1. In the film featuring the voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up.

The bronze went to the young adult romantic drama After We fell, which debuted for premium digital rental and purchase.

Dropping from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart was Universal’s Old, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mystery. The film about beachgoers who age prematurely is available for digital purchase and rental.

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The fifth spot went to Injustice, Warner’s latest direct-to-video animated film based on DC Comics characters. It became available for digital purchase Oct. 19.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 24, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Free Guy
  2. The Addams Family 2
  3. After We Fell
  4. Old
  5. Injustice
  6. Jungle Cruise
  7. The Forever Purge
  8. Old Henry
  9. Respect
  10. Copshop

‘Free Guy’ Scores Three-Peat on Vudu Chart

Free Guy, from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, for the third consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu the week ended Oct. 17.

The film, which became available for digital purchase Sept. 28 and is newly available for digital rental, stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story.

Taking the No. 2 spot on the chart was MGM’s animated sequel The Addams Family 2, which debuted for premium digital rental Oct. 1. In the film featuring the voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up.

Dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 was Universal’s Old, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mystery. The film about beachgoers who age prematurely became available for digital purchase Oct. 5.

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The fourth spot went to Disney’s adventure Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and available for digital purchase.

Debuting at No. 5 was the action thriller Copshop, starring Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo. It’s available for premium digital rental.

Other chart newcomers included the Western Old Henry, starring Tim Blake Nelson, which is available for digital rental and landed at No. 12, and the drama-musical Dear Evan Hansen, starring Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever, which is available for premium digital rental and landed at No. 13.

Coinciding with the theatrical release of Halloween Kills, David Gordon Green’s 2018 Halloween reboot (starring Jamie Lee Curtis) turned up at No. 14 on Vudu’s weekly chart.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Oct. 17, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Free Guy
  2. The Addams Family 2
  3. Old
  4. Jungle Cruise
  5. Copshop
  6. Don’t Breathe 2
  7. F9: The Fast Saga
  8. PAW Patrol: The Movie
  9. Black Widow
  10. Candyman (2021)

 

Meanwhile, Vudu is mounting its DC FanDome sale on DC films, TV shows and originals from the DC Universe. Superhero and villain films now available at discounted prices include JokerThe Dark Knight and Aquaman. Bundled films on sale include 4 Film Favorites: Batman CollectionBirds of Prey & Suicide Squad 2-Film Collection, and the Wonder Woman 2-Film Collection. DC Universe TV shows on sale include season one of “Superman & Lois,” “Doom Patrol,” “Watchmen” and more. Bundled TV series on sale include Supergirl: Season 1-5, Justice League Unlimited: The Complete SeriesLucifer: Season 1-3, “Arrow” and more.

‘Squid Game’ Top Streaming Original, ‘Black Widow’ Top Streaming Movie on Whip Media Charts

Netflix’s “Squid Game” led the Whip Media chart of top streaming originals and Black Widow the chart of top streaming movies among U.S. consumers for the week ended Oct. 10.

“Squid Game” is a South Korean series that follows a group of desperate and cash-strapped people competing in a blood-thirsty survival game. It started streaming Sept. 17.

The Marvel feature Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, 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 18 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by theatrical or streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” which garnered seven 2020-21 Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series, took the No. 2 spot on the streaming originals chart. The Sept. 19 Emmy ceremony saw Jason Sudeikis win for Lead Actor, Hannah Waddingham for Supporting Actress, and Brett Goldstein for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the series, season two of which began streaming July 23.

At No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Disney+’s “What If …?,” a Marvel Universe animated anthology series that debuted Aug. 11. It explores major Marvel moments had they gone differently.

Coming in at No. 2 on the streaming movies chart was The Guilty, which started streaming on Netflix Oct. 1. It follows a troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty who scrambles to save a distressed caller.

Taking the bronze on the streaming movies chart was Netflix’s stand-up comedy special Dave Chappelle: The Closer, which started streaming Oct. 5. The show has created controversy over Chappelle’s comments about trans people.

Free Guy, No. 4 on the streaming movies chart, and The Suicide Squad, No. 10 on that chart, are both available transactionally on Amazon Prime Video, among other digital outlets.

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Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 10:

  1. “Squid Game” — Netflix
  2. “Ted Lasso” — Apple TV+
  3. “What If …?” — Disney+
  4. “On My Block” — Netflix (season premiere)
  5. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
  6. “Titans” (2018) — HBO Max
  7. “Lucifer” — Netflix
  8. “Midnight Mass” (2021) — Netflix
  9. “The Morning Show” — Apple TV+
  10. “Maid” — Netflix

 

Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Oct. 10:

  1. Black Widow — Disney+
  2. The Guilty — Netflix
  3. Dave Chappelle: The Closer — Netflix
  4. Free Guy — Prime Video
  5. There’s Someone Inside Your House — Netflix
  6. Muppets Haunted Mansion — Disney+
  7. Malignant — HBO Max
  8. The Many Saints of Newark — HBO Max
  9. Cruella — Disney+
  10. The Suicide Squad — Prime Video

Vudu Available on Oculus VR Devices

Vudu, the digital transactional service from Fandango, is now available on Oculus Quest 1 and 2 virtual reality devices.

Without leaving their Oculus VR headsets, viewers through the Vudu app can immerse themselves in content such as the Ryan Reynolds film Free Guy, available to rent on Vudu starting Oct. 12 at $5.99, as well as Jungle Cruise, The Addams Family 2, F9: The Fast Saga and Marvel Studios’ Black Widow. Hundreds of 3D movies are also available to watch on Quest 2 devices, including The Boss Baby: Family Business, Venom, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ready Player One, Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World.

“We’re excited that Vudu will now serve as the official movie and TV store on Oculus,” Fandango chief commercial officer Kevin Shepela said in a statement. “Fandango’s mission is to usher fans to the most moving entertainment experiences and we’re certainly able to deliver that promise with the new Vudu app on Oculus. We’re thrilled to be working with Oculus to help transport fans to new worlds in the most immersive formats available.”

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Available in more than 75 million U.S. TV-connected device households, according to The NPD Group, Vudu has more than 60 million registered users and serves millions of consumers daily across a wide selection of platforms and devices, including Samsung, LG and Vizio Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, PlayStation, Xbox, TiVo and more.

‘Free Guy’ Again Wins Top Spot on Vudu Chart

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy again led the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu the week ended Oct. 10.

The film, which became available for digital purchase Sept. 28, stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story.

Taking the No. 2 spot was Universal’s Old, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mystery. The film about beachgoers who age prematurely became available for digital purchase Oct. 5.

MGM’s animated sequel The Addams Family 2, which debuted for premium digital rental Oct. 1, fell to No. 3 on the chart. In the film featuring the voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up.

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The fourth spot went to Disney’s adventure Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and available for digital purchase.

Landing at No. 5 was Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, on sale for digital purchase and rental. It’s the third live-action “G.I. Joe” movie rebooting the franchise following 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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

  1. Free Guy
  2. Old
  3. The Addams Family 2
  4. Jungle Cruise
  5. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
  6. The Night House
  7. F9: The Fast Saga
  8. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
  9. Candyman (2021)
  10. The Forever Purge

‘A Quiet Place,’ Classic ‘Twilight Zone’ Top Horror Movie and TV Franchises in Vudu Survey

“A Quiet Place” ranked as fans’ top horror movie franchise and the original “The Twilight Zone” was fans’ favorite horror TV series in a survey by Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu.

The service polled more than 2,500 entertainment fans during the last two weeks of September.

Almost three-quarters (73%) of consumers surveyed said they will stream more horror films and TV shows during this year’s Halloween season than in previous years.

“According to our survey, many horror-hungry entertainment fans will experience their favorite cinematic scares and TV shows at home on Halloween weekend,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis said in a statement. “It’s impressive to see ‘A Quiet Place’ taking over as the fan-favorite horror franchise, while the original ‘Twilight Zone’ ranks as the top horror TV series. There’s no shortage of creepy content to suit every taste this season, from recent hits to cult classics, many of which are on sale in Vudu’s Horror Store starting today.”

Top 10 Horror Movie Franchises:

  1. A Quiet Place                                           
  2. Halloween
  3. It
  4. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  5. Friday the 13th
  6. The Conjuring
  7. Saw                                
  8. The Purge
  9. Child’s Play (Chucky)
  10. Scream

 

Top 10 Horror TV Series:

  1. “The Twilight Zone” (1959-63)
  2. “The X Files”
  3. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
  4. “American Horror Story”
  5. “The Walking Dead”
  6. “What We Do in the Shadows”
  7. “Hannibal”
  8. “Penny Dreadful”
  9. “Bates Motel”
  10. “Lovecraft Country”

 

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More Vudu survey results will be announced each week leading up to Halloween on Fandango’s social channels Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

As part of Vudu’s Horror Store, the service is offering “$4.99 Killer Deals” on more than 100 titles for purchase including the 2007 Halloween reboot, Mandy (starring Nicolas Cage), Legion (Paul Bettany), Wes Craven’s Red Eye (Rachel McAdams), Warm Bodies (Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer), Stephen King’s Cujo and the international horror film The Wailing. On Oct. 5, Vudu will launch a classic TV bundle sale, plus a “Mix & Match” sale on classic horror (purchase two films in HDX for $11.99) and modern horror (purchase two films in HDX for $14.99).

‘Escape Room’ Sequel Wins Top Spot on Vudu Chart

Sony’s Escape Room: Tournament of Champions led the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu for the week ended Sept. 26.

The psychological thriller, which became available for digital purchase Sept. 21, is a sequel to 2019’s Escape Room. In the film, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, the ninth installment in the main “Fast & Furious” franchise, remained at No. 2 on the chart. The film is available for digital purchase and newly for digital rental.

The Jordan Peele-produced thriller Candyman, which debuted Sept. 17 as a premium rental, dropped from the top spot to No. 3 for the week. Set nearly 30 years after the events of the first film, the Universal film is a fresh take on the urban legend about a killer in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects.

At No. 4 was Paramount’s animated family film Paw Patrol: The Movie, available for digital sale Sept. 21. In the film, when their rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the heroic pups kick into high gear to face the most challenging mission of their Paw Patrol careers.

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Coming in at No. 5 on the Vudu chart was Lionsgate’s action thriller The Protégé, also available for digital purchase Sept. 21. The story of a deadly assassin out for vengeance stars Michael Keaton, Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Patrick.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 26, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
  2. F9: The Fast Saga
  3. Candyman
  4. Paw Patrol: The Movie
  5. The Protege
  6. The Suicide Squad
  7. Black Widow
  8. Don’t Breathe 2
  9. The Jungle Cruise
  10. The Forever Purge

New ‘Candyman’ Film Leads Vudu Chart

Universal’s horror sequel Candyman scared up the top spot on the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu for the week ended Sept. 19.

The Jordan Peele-produced thriller, which debuted Sept. 17 as a premium rental, is set nearly 30 years after the events of the first film and is a fresh take on the urban legend about a killer in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects.

Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, the ninth installment in the main “Fast & Furious” franchise, fell to No. 2 on the chart. The film is now available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD in two versions, the director’s cut and the theatrical version.

Taking the bronze on the chart was Warner’s The Suicide Squad, newly available for both premium rental and purchase. The comic-inspired film stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis and Sylvester Stallone.

At No. 4 was another comic-based feature, Black Widow, available for digital purchase. In the film, Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, who confronts her darker parts when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

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Coming in at No. 5 on the Vudu chart was The Forever Purge, available for digital purchase. The next installment in the action horror series explores the prospect of a lawless Purge that never ends.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 19, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Candyman
  2. F9: The Fast Saga
  3. The Suicide Squad
  4. Black Widow
  5. The Forever Purge
  6. Jungle Cruise
  7. Don’t Breathe 2
  8. The Boss Baby: Family Business
  9. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
  10. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

‘F9’ Takes the Lead on Vudu Chart

Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga led the chart of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu for the week ended Sept. 12.

The ninth installment in the main “Fast & Furious” franchise, the film is now available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD in two versions, the director’s cut and the theatrical version.

Don’t Breathe 2 repeated at No. 2. The sequel to the horror film about a blind killer is available for premium digital rental.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which became available for early digital ownership Aug. 31, fell from the top spot to No. 3. Based on the classic Disneyland ride, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as Frank, the skipper of an Amazon River tour boat, who is recruited by explorer Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), who seeks an ancient tree with mythical healing abilities.

Dropping from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, available for digital purchase Aug. 31 from Universal. The sequel welcomes back the Templeton brothers — Tim (voice of James Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin) — who have become adults and drifted away from each other. Enter new boss baby Tina (Amy Sedaris) determined to bring them together again and inspire a new family business.

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Coming in at No. 5 on the Vudu chart was Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. The newest entry in the G.I. Joe franchise is available for premium rental and purchase.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 12, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. F9: The Fast Saga
  2. Don’t Breathe 2
  3. Jungle Cruise
  4. The Boss Baby: Family Business
  5. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
  6. Black Widow
  7. Space Jam: A New Legacy
  8. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  9. Respect
  10. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

‘Jungle Cruise’ Floats to Top of Vudu Chart

Disney’s Jungle Cruise swam to the top of the 10 most popular movies on Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu for the week ended Sept. 5.

Jungle Cruise became available for early digital ownership Aug. 31. Based on the classic Disneyland ride, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as Frank, the skipper of an Amazon River tour boat, who is recruited by explorer Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), who seeks an ancient tree with mythical healing abilities.

The No. 2 spot on the chart went to Don’t Breathe 2, the sequel to the horror film about a blind killer. The title is available for premium digital rental.

Taking the third spot on the chart was DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, available for digital purchase Aug. 31 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel welcomes back the Templeton brothers — Tim (voice of James Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin) — who have become adults and drifted away from each other. Enter new boss baby Tina (Amy Sedaris) determined to bring them together again and inspire a new family business.

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Coming in at No. 4 on the Vudu chart was Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, available for digital purchase and rental. A sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek.

Universal’s F9, the ninth installment in the main “Fast & Furious” franchise, landed at No. 5. It’s available for digital purchase and premium rental.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 5, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Jungle Cruise
  2. Don’t Breathe 2
  3. The Boss Baby: Family Business
  4. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  5. F9: The Fast Saga
  6. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
  7. Wrath of Man
  8. Space Jam: A New Legacy
  9. Respect
  10. Black Widow