‘The Croods’ Sequel Tops Several Digital Charts in First PVOD Week


DreamWorks Animation’s sequel The Croods: A New Age topped five different digital charts the week before Christmas, as a $20 premium rental.

It led both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for the week ended Dec. 20. Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.

The Croods: A New Age, which finished No. 2 at the weekend box office (through Dec. 20), also topped the Apple TV and Google Play charts through Dec. 21.

It also topped the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended Dec. 20.

The animated sequel became available for premium rental at the services Dec. 17. In the film, in search of a new home, the Croods encounter the more sophisticated Betterman family and a new threat forces the two families to set aside their differences to avoid extinction.

Tenet, available for early digital purchase Dec. 15, took the No. 2 spot on the Vudu chart and the No. 3 spot on the FandangoNow chart. The latest mind-bending adventure from director Christopher Nolan stars John David Washington as a secret agent, known as “the Protagonist,” who manipulates the flow of time to stop a third World War. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, and Martin Donovan, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

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Coming in at No. 2 on the FandangoNow chart and No. 3 on the Vudu chart was Greenland, available for premium rental Dec. 18. The action thriller follows a family who fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Butler), his estranged wife, Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son, Nathan, make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.

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Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 20, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Croods: A New Age
  2. Tenet
  3. Greenland
  4. The War With Grandpa
  5. Love and Monsters
  6. The New Mutants
  7. Honest Thief
  8. Elf
  9. Fatman
  10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


FandangoNow’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 20, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. The Croods: A New Age
  2. Greenland
  3. Tenet
  4. The War With Grandpa
  5. Honest Thief
  6. Songbird
  7. Let Him Go
  8. Freaky
  9. Love and Monsters
  10. Elf


On Apple TV, other leading sellers (in order) were: Universal’s The Grinch (2018, $3.99); Warner’s Elf (2003, $3.99); Warner’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, $3.99); Universal’s Love Actually (2003, $3.99); Warner’s The Polar Express (2004, $3.99); IFC’s Hunter Hunter ($6.99); and Universal’s The War With Grandpa ($14.99).

The Google Play chart featured (in order): Warner’s Elf (2003, $3.99); Universal’s The Grinch (2018, $3.99); Warner’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, $3.99); Disney’s The New Mutants ($5.99); Paramount’s Love and Monsters ($4.99); Saban’s Fatman ($6.99) and Warner’s The Polar Express (2004, $3.99).

Spectrum pay-TV subscribers had slightly different tastes from Dec. 11 to 17. The top-selling title was Lionsgate’s Unhinged ($6.99), starring Russell Crowe. The rest of the top finishers were: Universal’s Let Him Go ($19.99); Paramount’s Love and Monsters ($6.99); Paramount’s Fatman ($6.99) and Wander ($6.99); Universal’s Freaky ($19.99); Bleecker Street’s Wild Mountain Thyme ($19.99); Paramount’s Buddy Games ($6.99); 20th Century’s The New Mutants ($5.99); and Screen Media’s Girl ($6.99).


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