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‘The Father’ Joins ‘Promising Young Woman’ Among Top Oscar VOD Views

Meanwhile, "The Little Things" stays strong post-HBO Max, and "Bad Trip" leads at Netflix.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”

Sony Pictures Classics

The promise of an actual theatrical blockbuster, “Godzilla vs. Kong,” seems to have thrown the VOD charts into stasis. All three of the current #1 titles on four VOD charts also held top spots last week, with no new or reduced price offerings giving much competition.

“Monster Hunter” remains #1 at GooglePlay, and is the only title to rank on all four lists. Paul W.S. Anderson’s film, initially PVOD but now at standard pricing, has been #1 on all of the charts at different times. Worldwide theatrical gross is $30 million (on a reported $60 million budget), but its strong home performance could make up the loss.

Promising Young Woman” stayed at #1 at AppleTV, where viewer preferences suggest a more upscale crowd. Focus’ reduction to standard pricing was well timed against its Oscar nominations.

“The Little Things.”

Warner Bros.

“The Little Things” claimed the #1 spot on multiple charts. It tops revenue-tracking FandangoNow and Spectrum Cable, which lists by transactions. This is the second of Warner Bros.’ same-day theatrical/HBO Max releases to move to PVOD after 31-day HBO Max play; like “Wonder Woman 1984,” it’s getting a second life.

Now in its fourth month, the standard-price “The Croods: A New Age” placed on all four charts and as high as #2 at GooglePlay. In its 18th week in theaters, it placed sixth on the weekend’s top 10 with a domestic total of $56 million, plus another $104 million worldwide.

in its first week at $5.99, “News of the World” placed high on three charts. The consistently strong “Wonder Woman 1984,” the first HBO Max title to go PVOD, also made three lists.

The top new PVOD release this week is the multi-Oscar-nominated “The Father.” It was the highest-ranking premium-price film at AppleTV. At FandangoNow, “Boogie” made its only chart appearance.

Standard-priced “The Vault” from veteran genre director Jaume Balagueró took off this week , getting as high as #3 at AppleTV. Freddie Highmore stars in the thriller that has a crew of master thieves plot to rob the Bank of Spain while the country is distracted by watching the World Cup.

Bad Trip

Orion Pictures

Led by “Bad Trip,” Netflix has its most originals-dominated chart in months. An Orion Pictures production, “Bad Trip” stars Eric Andre, Lil Rey Howery, and Tiffany Haddish. It was set for theatrical release via MGM last spring after a planned South by Southwest premiere. Nearly a year later, the film found delayed success at Netflix.

At #2, “Secret Magic Control Agency” is a Russian animated title acquired by the streamer. “Seaspiracy,” at #3, is an ecological documentary about imminent threats to oceans. Fourth is “A Week Away,” a musical about a wayward teen finding faith and romance at a religious summer camp. Netflix’s many Oscar-nominated films remain off the top 10 chart.

Apple TV

Ranked by number of transactions, with position as of Monday, March 29

1. Promising Young Woman (Universal) – $5.99

2. News of the World (Universal) – $5.99

3. The Vault (Saban) – $6.99

4. Monster Hunter (Sony) – $4.99

5. Horizon Line (STX) – $0.99

6. Tenet (Warner Bros.) – $5.99

7. The Croods: A New Age (Universal) – $5.99

8. The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) – $19.99

9. Heat (Warner Bros.) – $3.99

10. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros.) – $19.99


Ranked by revenue accrued not transactions, for March 22-28

1. The Little Things (Warner Bros.) – $19.99

2. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Paramount) – $19.99

3. News of the World (Universal) – $5.99

4. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros.) – $19.99

5. Boogie (Focus) – $19.99

6. Monster Hunter (Sony) – $4.99

7. The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) – $19.99

8. The Croods: A New Age (Universal) – $5.99

9. Soul (Disney) – $19.99

10. The Vault (Saban) – $6.99

Google Play

Ranked by number of transactions, with the daily position as of Monday, March 29

1. Monster Hunter (Sony) – $5.99

2. The Croods: A New Age (Universal) – $5.99

3. Promising Young Woman (Focus) – $5.99

4. News of the World (Universal) – $5.99

5. Greenland (STX) – $5.99

6. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros.) – $19.99

7. The Little Things (Warner Bros.) – $19.99

8. Tenet (Warner Bros.) – $5.99

9. Wrong Turn (Saban) – $5.99

10. The Vault (Saban) – $6.99


Ranked by transactions between March 19-25, all priced $6.99 except where noted

1. The Little Things (Warner Bros.) – $19.99

2. The Croods: A New Age (Universal)

3. SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run (Paramount) – $19.99

4. Cosmic Sin (Saban)

5. Monster Hunter (Sony)

6. Promising Young Woman (Focus)

7. SAS: Red Notice (Vertical) – $9.99

8. Wrong Turn (Saban)

9. Abandoned: Angelique’s Island (Indican)

10. Happily (Saban)

Netflix Movies

Most-viewed, current ranking as of Monday, March 29; originals include both Netflix-produced and -acquired titles

1. Bad Trip (2021 Netflix original)

2. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021 Netflix original)

3. Seaspiracy (2021 Netflix original documentary)

4. A Week Away (2021 Netflix original)

5. Yes Day (2021 Netflix original)

6. Deadly Illusions (2021 Netflix original)

7. The College Admissions Scandal (2021 Netflix original documentary)

8. Savages (2012 theatrical release)

9. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019 theatrical release)

10. Elizabeth & Margaret: Love and Loyalty (2020 British television documentary)

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