VOD Charts: ‘Candyman’ Upended At PVOD #1 by ‘F9’ and ‘Escape Room 2’

Make room for “Free Man” and “Addams Household 2” this week. Meantime, Melissa McCarthy’s “The Starling” takes maintain of the highest spot at Netflix.

As theaters await “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (Paramount) and “No Time to Die” (United Artists) over the subsequent two weeks, residence viewing choices are equally on the rise. “Free Man” (Disney), honoring a 45-day window, debuts on Premium VOD September 28. Friday sees two theatrical openers: “Addams Household 2” (United Artists) and “The Many Saints of Newark” (Warner Bros.), additionally out there at residence (on PVOD for “Addams,” HBO Max for “Newark”).

That left a extra routine week on the charts we observe, though some current releases bought consideration as they made their first appearances. However value reductions, led by “F9” (Common), have been additionally essential.

The newest entry within the “Quick” collection, which opened in home theaters in early June, after which at $19.99 on PVOD in late July, simply had its value lower to $5.99 (in step with the timing of previous Common strikes). The just-released director’s lower stays on the larger value. The result’s a return to #1 at iTunes and Google Play (rating by variety of transactions), #2 at Vudu (spectacular since they calculate by income, which the cheaper price reduces). We don’t understand how a lot the studio has accrued from this in depth play. But it surely clearly provides to their already substantial $173 million home/$544 million overseas box office.

Vudu exhibits horror sequel “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions” (Sony) at #1 with the advantage of timing, as no different current launch competes with it. That maybe explains the, by 2021 requirements, comparatively lengthy window (two months), which allowed them to get extra consideration. The supply got here simply after the discharge of “Candyman” (Common), following the conventional Common three-week window.

However the “Escape” response was uneven. It took the lead place at Vudu, once more with the advantage of their rankings being calculated by complete income evaluation. However it is just #10 at Google Play, and slightly below iTunes’ prime 10. It appeared, nonetheless, to take among the steam out of “Candyman,” final week’s #1 in every single place. Nia DaCosta’s hit movie, nonetheless #4 at theaters over the weekend, is at $57 million at these in-person venues. It positioned #2 at Google Play, #6 at iTunes, and #3 at Vudu.

“The Protege”

The highest performer amongst different new releases was “The Protege” ($19.99). Lionsgate’s motion title elevated by an ensemble together with Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton is on all three charts, led by a #2 rating at iTunes.

“PAW Patrol” (Paramount/$19.99), which the studio’s streamer confirmed from the start of its theatrical run, added PVOD simply over a month later as an added platform. It’s #3 at iTunes, #4 at Vudu. No different new titles joined the charts this week.

“Black Widow” (Disney/$19.99) was the only different title to chart in every single place, with #6 or #7 positions. Of curiosity amongst different titles, the 2018 “Venom” (Sony, both $2.99 or $3.99) is seeing curiosity simply earlier than its sequel opens this week. iTunes has it at #4, Google Play at #5, and Vudu reviews regardless of its low value it was slightly below their prime ten.

“The Starling,” Melissa McCarthy’s second unique movie for Netflix this 12 months after “Thunder Power,” raced to #1 its opening weekend. The dramedy from Theodore Melfi, director of the massive hit “Hidden Figures,” who had beforehand labored with the actress in “St. Vincent,” ratcheted up the artistic heft for the streamer. “My Little Pony,” a remake of an earlier animated theatrical launch is #2, additionally unique. “Intrusion” with Freida Pinto defending her residence from an invader, from director Adam Salky (Sundance 2015’s “I Smile Again”), is on the #4, finishing the contemporary entries there.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies every day by variety of transactions, no matter income accrued. These are the listings for September 27. Distributors listed are present rights homeowners.


1. F9 (Common) – $5.99 ($19.99 for the director’s lower)

2. The Protege (Lionsgate) – $19.99

3. PAW Patrol (Paramount) – $19.99

4. Venom (Sony) – $2.99

5. The Martian (Warner Bros.) – $3.99

6. Candyman (Common) – $19.99

7. Black Widow (Disney) – $19.99

8. Cruella (Disney) – $5.99

9. The Hitman’s Spouse’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate) – $5.99

10. The Unholy (Sony) – $19.99


Google Play

1. F9 (Common) – $5.99 ($19.99 for the director’s lower)

2. Candyman (Common) – $19.99

3. The Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) – $24.99

4. The Hitman’s Spouse’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate) – $5.99

5. Venom (Sony) – $3.99

6. Black Widow (Disney) – $19.99

7. A Quiet Place Half II (Paramount) – $4.99

8. Spider-Man: Removed from Residence (Sony) – $3.99

9. The Protege (Lionsgate) – $19.99

10. Escape Room: Event of Champions (Sony) – $19.99



Vudu ranks by income earned, not transactions, which elevates Premium VOD titles. This listing covers September 20-26

1. Escape Room: Event of Champions (Sony) – $19.99

2. F9 (Common) – $5.99 ($19.99 for the director’s lower)

3. Candyman (Common) – $19.99

4. PAW Patrol (Paramount) – $19.99

5. The Protege (Lionsgate) – $19.99 

6. The Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) – $24.99

7. Black Widow (Disney) – $19.99

8. Don’t Breathe 2 (Sony) – $19.99

9. Jungle Cruise (Disney) – $29.99

10. The Endlessly Purge (Common) – $19.99


"The Starling" Melissa McCarthy Netflix

“The Starling”



Netflix Films

Most seen, present rating as of Monday, September 27; originals embody each Netflix-produced and Netflix-acquired titles they initially offered within the U.S.

1. The Starling (2021 Netflix unique)

2. My Little Pony (2021 Netflix animated unique)

3. Grown Ups (2010 theatrical launch)

4. Intrusion (2021 Netflix unique)

5. Secure Home (2012 theatrical launch)

6. Vivo (2021 Netflix animated unique)

7. Kate (2021 Netflix unique)

8. Jaws (1975 theatrical launch)

9. Residence (2016 theatrical launch)

10. The Father Who Moved Mountains (2021 Netflix Romanian unique)



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