‘Godzilla x Kong’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart Through May 19

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended May 19.

The action film, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental May 14, follows up on the showdown of Godzilla versus Kong, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence — and our own.  The epic delves further into the histories of the Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge the extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever. Meanwhile, Monsterverse fans looking for more Godzilla action landed the Godzilla v Kong 5-Film Collection ($59.99) at No. 4.

Falling from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the fifth film in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, the fourth set in the continuity stemming from 1984’s original Ghostbusters, and a sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The film finds the team back in business in New York City and facing off against a fear demon that leaves its victims frozen solid. It became available for premium digital rental and sale May 7.

Remaining at No. 3 on the chart was The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, available for premium digital rental and sale starting May 10 from Lionsgate. The Guy Ritchie-directed film, based on the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis, tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII. The team inspired author Ian Fleming to create the James Bond spy novels.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ horror thriller Abigail, which became available for premium digital rental and sale beginning May 7. Based on the 1936 movie Dracula’s Daughter, the vampire tale follows a heist team that is hired by a mysterious fixer to kidnap the daughter of a powerful underworld figure. They must guard the 12-year-old ballerina for one night to net a $50 million ransom. As the captors start to dwindle one by one, they discover to their mounting terror that they’re locked inside an isolated mansion with no ordinary little girl.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 19, in terms of revenue, were: 

  1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
  2. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
  3. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
  4. Godzilla vs Kong 5-Film Collection (Bundle)
  5. Abigail
  6. Dune: Part Two
  7. Sting
  8. Challengers
  9. Kung Fu Panda 4
  10. Action Royale 3 Film Collection (Bundle)

Warner Bros.’ ‘Dune: Part Two’ Threepeats Atop Weekly Fandango at Home Chart Through May 5

Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two for a third consecutive week topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended May 5.

The sequel, which became available for premium digital rental and sale April 16, is the top box office earner of 2024. The science-fiction story explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. Meanwhile, the two-film collection of Part One and Two landed at No. 7.

Rising two spots to No. 2 on the chart was Universal/DreamWorks’ animated Kung Fu Panda 4, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental April 9. In the adventure comedy — the fourth in the franchise and the No. 2 box office film of the year — Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, the world’s most unlikely Kung Fu master. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, a corsac fox (voiced by Awkwafina), to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. Oscar winner Viola Davis is the voice of the wicked, powerful sorceress The Chameleon.

Falling a spot to No. 3 on the chart was Lionsgate’s Arthur the King, available for premium digital rental and sale starting April 23. Based on a true story, the film follows an unbreakable bond forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (played by Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur over the course of a grueling 10-day, 435-mile racecourse. The Fandango at Home digital release includes the exclusive featurette “Adventure Racing: On Set.”

Reentering the chart at No. 4 was Madame Web, available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase. Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, Madam Web tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine. It stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

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Debuting at No. 5 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ golf-themed drama The Long Game, which became available April 30 for premium digital rental and sale. The film is based on a true story about five young Mexican-American caddies in 1957 who, barred from playing on the courses where they caddied, decided to build their own golf course in the South Texas desert with the help of their superintendent-turned-coach (played by Dennis Quaid). The caddies would go on to shock the golf community by becoming Texas state champions.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended May 5, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Dune: Part Two
  2. Kung Fu Panda 4
  3. Arthur the King
  4. Madame Web
  5. The Long Game
  6. Monkey Man
  7. Dune 2-Film Collection (Bundle)
  8. Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 9-Movie Collection (Bundle)
  9. Imaginary
  10. Late Night With the Devil

Warner Bros.’ ‘Dune: Part Two’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

Warner Bros.’ Dune: Part Two topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended April 21.

The sequel, which became available for premium digital rental and sale April 16, is the top box office earner of 2024. The film explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Coming in at No. 2 on the chart was the two-film collection bundle of both “Dune” films.

Falling from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Universal/DreamWorks’ animated Kung Fu Panda 4, which became available for premium digital purchase and rental April 9. In the adventure comedy — the fourth in the franchise and the No. 2 box office film of the year — Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, the world’s most unlikely Kung Fu master. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, a corsac fox (voiced by Awkwafina), to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon (voiced by Oscar winner Viola Davis) to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.

Landing at No. 4 on the chart was the “MGM 100 Anniversary Collection,” featuring 100 MGM films available for $100 to celebrate the studio’s hundredth anniversary. The sale runs through April 30.

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Landing at No. 5 on the chart was Sony Pictures’ Liam Neeson suspense actioner In the Land of Saints and Sinners, available for premium digital rental and sale. It follows a damaged father who is forced to fight for redemption after a lifetime of sins.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 21, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Dune: Part Two
  2. Dune 2-Film Collection (Bundle)
  3. Kung Fu Panda 4
  4. MGM 100 Anniversary Collection (Bundle)
  5. In the Land of Saints and Sinners
  6. The Beekeeper
  7. Immaculate
  8. Late Night With the Devil
  9. Kung Fu Panda 4-Movie Collection (Bundle)
  10. High On Your Watchlist 8-Film Collection

Fandango at Home Offering Sales, Curated Collections, Lists for MGM’s 100th

Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home and its recommendation site Rotten Tomatoes are celebrating MGM’s 100th anniversary by offering sales, including 100 MGM films for $100; curated film collections; and movie lists.

Fandango at Home is also offering an MGM Mega Sale, which includes a wide range of studio classics covering film and TV, starting from $5 here.

The sale runs through April 30.

Fandango at Home’s 100 Film Collection pays tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood with classics including 12 Angry Men (1957), Some Like It Hot, Raging Bull, The Big Country, and more.

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Rotten Tomatoes is also honoring MGM’s milestone with the MGM: 100 Years, 100 Essential Movies list, including such films as Skyfall, Casino Royale, The Spy Who Loved Me, Road House, Rain Man, Platoon, The Terminator, Licorice Pizza, Legally Blonde and West Side Story.

Actioner ‘The Beekeeper’ Returns to Top of Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended April 7.

The film, available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase, rose from No. 4 on the chart the previous week. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Dropping to No. 2 from the top spot on the chart was the Blumhouse horror flick Imaginary, which became available for premium digital rental and sale March 26. In the film, when Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Debuting at No. 3 on the chart was Saban Films’ Knox Goes Away, directed by and starring Michael Keaton and starring Al Pacino and James Marsden. Available for premium digital rental and sale, the thriller features Keaton in the title role as a hit man attempting to make amends before his recently discovered dementia takes over. Aided by a trusted friend (Pacino) with his own shady past, Knox races against the police — and his own rapidly deteriorating mind — to save his estranged son (Marsden) from a vengeance-fueled mistake.

Falling two spots to No. 4 on the chart was Lionsgate’s faith-based Ordinary Angels, available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 26. In the film, Hilary Swank stars as a struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a new sense of purpose when she meets a widower and his two daughters. With the youngest daughter seeking a liver transplant, she sets her mind to helping the family.

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Rising two spots to No. 5 on the chart was the Paramount actioner Land of Bad, starring Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe and available for digital purchase and rental. In the film, a covert Special Forces operation in the South Philippines quickly spirals into a 48-hour battle for survival. When an elite extraction team is ambushed deep in enemy territory, rookie officer Kinney (Hemsworth) is left outnumbered but determined to leave no man behind. With an air strike closing in, Kinney’s only hope hinges on the guidance of Air Force drone pilot Reaper (Crowe).

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 7, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Beekeeper
  2. Imaginary
  3. Knox Goes Away
  4. Ordinary Angels
  5. Land of Bad
  6. Madame Web
  7. Migration
  8. Bob Marley: One Love
  9. The American Society of Magical Negroes
  10. Anyone But You

Ethan Coen’s Road Trip Caper ‘Drive Away Dolls’ Due on Peacock April 12, on Disc April 23

The road trip caper Drive-Away Dolls, the solo directorial debut of Academy Award winner Ethan Coen (The Ballad of Buster ScruggsThe Big Lebowski), will be released on the streaming service Peacock and for standard digital purchase (after a premium run) April 12, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 23 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film earned $6.4 million at the global box office.
 
The comedy stars Primetime Emmy Award nominee Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers), Matt Damon (Oppenheimer, Ford v Ferrari), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird), Colman Domingo (The Color Purple, Sing Sing) and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bill Camp ( “The Queen’s Gambit,” “The Night Of”).
 
Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, the film follows Jamie (Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian (Viswanathan), who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

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Bonus features on digital, DVD and Blu-ray include:

  • “The Drive-Away Gang,” in which the cast and filmmakers discuss their roles, getting into character, and the cameo appearances;
  • Drive-Away Dolls: An Ethan and Tricia Project,” in which Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke discuss what inspired them to write this story, why they waited 20 years to bring it to life, and what it was like working together on a project from start to finish for the first time; and
  • “Road Trip Essentials.”

Blumhouse Horror Flick ‘Imaginary’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The Blumhouse horror flick Imaginary topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended March 31.

In the film — which became available for premium digital rental and sale March 26 — when Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter, Alice, finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Lionsgate’s faith-based Ordinary Angels, also available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 26. In the film, Hilary Swank stars as a struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a new sense of purpose when she meets a widower and his two daughters. With the youngest daughter seeking a liver transplant, she sets her mind to helping the family.

Rising a spot to No. 3 on the chart was the Marvel Comics-based Madam Web. Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, Madam Web, available for premium digital rental and sale, tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine. It stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

Falling a spot to No. 4 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, available for digital purchase and rental. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

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Rising two spots to No. 5 on the chart was Universal Pictures/Illumination’s animated comedy Migration, available for digital rental and sale. The story follows the Mallard family as they embark on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

Notably, with Easter on March 31, The Passion of the Christ, the 2004 crucifixion story directed by Mel Gibson, landed at No. 8 on the chart.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 31, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Imaginary
  2. Ordinary Angels
  3. Madame Web
  4. The Beekeeper
  5. Migration
  6. Bob Marley: One Love
  7. Land of Bad
  8. The Passion of the Christ
  9. Anyone But You
  10. Argylle

Marvel Comics-Based ‘Madame Web’ Tops Weekly Fandango at Home Chart

The Marvel Comics-based Madam Web topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Fandango at Home (previously Vudu) for the week ended March 17.

Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, Madam Web, available for premium digital rental and sale starting March 15, tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine. It stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

Remaining at No. 2 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, available for digital purchase. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 3 on the chart was Universal Pictures’ Argylle, which arrived for premium digital purchase and rental March 5. In the film, when an author’s spy novels threaten to expose a real-life espionage organization, she begins a globetrotting race to save her life and untangle her imagination and reality. The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson.

Warner Bros.’ Wonka fell from No. 3 to No. 4 on the chart. Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical is available for digital rental and on sale for digital purchase. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

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Falling from No. 4 to No. 5 on the chart was Sony Pictures rom-com Anyone But You, which is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell), who look like the perfect couple. But after an amazing first date, something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold — until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia.

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Fandango at Home’s top 10 titles for the week ended March 17, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Madame Web
  2. The Beekeeper
  3. Argylle
  4. Wonka
  5. Anyone But You
  6. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  7. Migration
  8. Oppenheimer
  9. The Iron Claw
  10. Poor Things

Ethan Coen’s Road Trip Caper ‘Drive Away Dolls’ Available on Premium Digital

The road trip caper Drive-Away Dolls, the solo directorial debut of Academy Award winner Ethan Coen (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Big Lebowski), is available for premium digital rental and sale from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film earned $5.2 million at the global box office.
 
The comedy stars Primetime Emmy Award nominee Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers), Matt Damon (Oppenheimer, Ford v Ferrari), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird), Colman Domingo (The Color Purple, Sing Sing) and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bill Camp ( “The Queen’s Gambit,” “The Night Of”).
 
Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, the film follows Jamie (Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian (Viswanathan), who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

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Comic Actioner ‘Argylle’ Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

The comic actioner Argylle topped the chart of the 10 most-popular films on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu for the week ended March 10.

The Universal Pictures film arrived for premium digital purchase and rental March 5. In the film, when an author’s spy novels threaten to expose a real-life espionage organization, she begins a globetrotting race to save her life and untangle her imagination and reality. The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 2 on the chart was the Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper, available for digital purchase after a premium digital rental run. The Amazon-MGM Studios film follows a former operative of a powerful organization known as the Beekeepers (Statham), who upends his cover life and embarks on a brutal revenge mission to dismantle corruption at the highest levels of society.

Warner Bros.’ Wonka remained at No. 3 on the chart. Based on the iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical is on sale for digital purchase. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, the adventure introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

Remaining at No. 4 on the chart was Sony Pictures rom-com Anyone But You, which is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell), who look like the perfect couple. But after an amazing first date, something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold — until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia.

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Falling from No. 2 to No. 5 on the chart was Warner Bros. DC comics-based sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, available for digital purchase and rental. The superhero sequel follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as he is balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father. Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis.

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

  1. Argylle
  2. The Beekeeper
  3. Wonka
  4. Anyone But You
  5. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  6. Migration
  7. Poor Things
  8. The Iron Claw
  9. Napoleon
  10. Trolls Band Together