‘Venom’ Sequel Again Leads Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage again led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Dec. 5.

The Marvel Comics-based superhero film, which arrived Nov. 23 for digital purchase, stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson. In the sequel, Eddie Brock (Hardy) interviews serial killer Cletus Kasady (Harrelson), who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

Coming in at No. 2 was the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures feature Dune: Part One, which arrived for premium digital ownership and rental Dec. 3 after its theatrical and HBO Max debut. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (ArrivalBlade Runner 2049), the film, starring Timothée Chalamet, is based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.

Taking the bronze on the chart was Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, based on the true story about France’s last sanctioned duel. The film, from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck and became available for digital ownership Nov. 30.

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Holiday films continued to populate the chart. The 2000 live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, came in at No. 4; Illumination’s 2018 animated The Grinch, with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, landed at No. 7; and Elf, starring Will Ferrell, landed at No. 9. 

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

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  2. Dune
  3. The Last Duel
  4. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  5. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  6. No Time to Die
  7. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  8. Free Guy
  9. Elf
  10. Yellowstone: Season 4

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