Before Top Gun: Maverick Lands, Jurassic World Enjoys a Brief VOD Rebound

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Furthermore, LILI Reinhart rather than Jaime Foxx takes the lead at Netflix.

Dominion in Jurassic World

Elvis (WBD/$19.99) was prevented by Jurassic World: Dominion ($19.99) from spending two consecutive weeks at the top of the VOD charts. All other game strategies will be irrelevant by next week: Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount; $19.99) will undoubtedly rule for the foreseeable future when it becomes available for PVOD rental on Tuesday.

Netflix subscribers continue to baffle their masters by choosing to watch the streamer’s less well-known original films over the more costly ones with star endorsements. Jamie Foxx’s Day Shift (now #3), in which Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart plays a college senior weighing her options for the future, was imitated in Look Both Ways.

On September 2, both the theatrical version and one with extra sequences will be showing at Peacock. This week, the studio made the latter available on PVOD. Different platforms handled it differently. The two are listed separately on Google Play (at positions #2 and #3), however Vudu and iTunes pooled revenues, placing it at positions #1 and #2 on both platforms. That explains why Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal/$19.99) is now in a higher position across all sites.

Only iTunes lists Maverick pre-purchases on its charts, where it presently holds the #3 position despite though there is no benefit to purchasing early. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Lionsgate/$5.99), the only movie to appear on all four charts, is another proof of Nicolas Cage’s popularity.

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Four further new releases made the top 10 this week. From Paramount, two: On Paramount Plus, you can also see Paws of Fury: The Legend of Frank (after four weeks in theaters) and Orphan: First Kill (released the same day in theaters). Streamers are significant, but not sufficient to convince studios to accept PVOD’s instant and direct revenue.

Rogue Agent and Spin Me Round, two recent releases from IFC, are also available on iTunes. Budget priced new releases, they range from $3.99 to $4.99. Late on Monday, Universal tweeted that Nope would be available on home video systems on Friday. It being absent from PVOD at the very least would be rare.

The major Netflix news is that Glass Onion, the first of two Knives Out sequels, will be streamed on December 23 after a limited theatrical release on December 22. It’s an odd tactic: the Netflix release occurs more than three months after the Toronto premiere in September, and the theatrical strategy is unclear.

Select often refers to anything that is limited, but since Netflix and studios frequently don’t speak the same language, it could also suggest that the theatrical plan is still being developed and could be affected by festival reception. Theaters would be considerably more interested in a fall opening than one around Thanksgiving and Christmas when the competition is fierce. Of course, Avatar: The Way of Water debuts on December 16.

Look Both Ways. L to R: Lili Reinhart as Natalie and Danny Ramirez as Gabe. Cr. Felicia Graham/Netflix  2022
Look Both Ways. L to R: Lili Reinhart as Natalie and Danny Ramirez as Gabe. Cr. Felicia Graham/Netflix  2022

Take a second look

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In addition to Look Both Ways upending Jamie Foxx’s comedy, The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist, the most recent episode of the Netflix docuseries Untold, is already ranked #2. Their third sex thriller, The Next 365 Days, is ranked at position five.

Brothers Russo’s $200 million In its fifth weekend, The Gray Man is still in the top 7. Its position in its second month of release is reasonable based on previous similar originals.

Every day, based on the volume of transactions, iTunes and Google Play rank films. The listings for August 22 are listed here. The listed distributors are the current right holders. All titles’ prices are for rentals only.

Elvis (WBD) $19.99 on iTunes
Dominion in Jurassic World (Universal) $19.99
3. Maverick (Paramount), $19.99 in Top Gun (prebuys)
Fourth, Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal), $19.99

5. Watcher ($0.99) from IFC

6. Retribution (Focus) $19.99

7. Everything Everywhere at Once ($4.99; A24)

8. Lionsgate’s $4.99 release The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

9. Rogue Agent ($4.99, IFC)

10. Spin Me Round ($4.99; IFC)

PLAY ON GOOGLE 1. Elvis (WBD) $19.99

3. The enhanced version of Jurassic World: Dominion (Universal), $19.99

5. Everything Everywhere at Once ($4.99; A24)

6. The Black Phone ($19.99, Universal)
7. Lionsgate’s $4.99 release The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
8. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, $4.99, from Paramount
9. Sony’s $5.99 Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Bad Guys (Universal), number 10, $5.99

VUDU Vudu prioritizes Premium VOD titles since it ranks based on income rather than transactions. This list applies to August 15–21.

First, watch Jurassic World: Dominion (Universal) $19.99

2. Elvis ($19.99 WBD)

3. Minions: The Rise of Gru, available worldwide for $19.99

4. Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, $19.99, via Paramount
5. Orphan: First Kill, $19.99 (Paramount

7. Retribution (Focus) $19.99

The Secrets of Dumbledore: Fantastic Beasts (WBD) $8.99

9. Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission, $9.

10. Lionsgate’s $5.99 release The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

MOVIES ON NETFLIX On Monday, August 22, the top spot for daily views on Netflix. The titles that Netflix initially releases in the United States are considered originals. Based on time viewed, Netflix releases its own weekly top 10 every Tuesday.

1. Take a second look (2022 Netflix original)
Untold: The Girlfriend That Never Was (2022 Netflix original documentary)
Day Shift 3. (2022 Netflix original)
Uncharted 4. (2022 theatrical release)
The Upcoming 365 Days 5. (2022 Polish Netflix original)
6. Sing 2 (2021 theatrical release)
The Gray Man (7) (2022 Netflix original)
The Informer 8. (2019 theatrical release)
Purple Hearts 9. (2022 Netflix original)
10. The Revenge of Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist (2022 Netflix original)
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