‘Dune’, ‘The Power of the Dog’, ‘The Last Duel’ shine on VOD

Interest in theater varied, but “Dune,” “The Last Duel” and “The Power of the Dog” all found a passionate interest at home during their first week.

After just one week as the undisputed champion of Premium VOD, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (Sony / $ 19.99) had company this week with “The Last Duel” (Disney / $ 19.99) and “Dune” (Warner Bros. / $ 24.99). “Carnage” retained the # 1 spot on Google Play and Vudu, while “The Last Duel” was # 1 on Apple TV / iTunes. “Dune” took two # 2 places among his placements.

The two new releases have taken very different theatrical routes. After Ridley Scott’s medieval fight drama starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, and Adam Driver didn’t make much of an impact in theaters, Disney waited six weeks. The film’s star power, director, and violent premise may have sparked an interest in home viewing.

“Dune” took a different course. This weekend, it was still in the top 10 of theaters (a return to the IMAX screens gave a boost). He also spent his first 31 days on HBO Max. It debuted on PVOD, priced at $ 24.99 instead of the standard $ 19.99. This didn’t seem to deter viewers any more than its previous availability on the streamer for free to subscribers. “Carnage” and “No Time to Die” (United Artists / $ 19.99) stuck with the standard rental cost despite both films being much bigger in theaters. (“Dune” is available for purchase for $ 29.99.)

At Netflix, Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” ranked No. 1 on day one and has been there ever since, including the weekend hours the streamer is most watched. While not exactly the same as the Top 10 box office listings, this chart does reflect a mass audience for Campion’s praised film. Had this film been made for a full-scale theatrical release in a pre-COVID environment, it is inconceivable that it would have ever reached No. 1.

This is an impressive first achievement. Very few Netflix contenders make it this high on their list. Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” had a few days at the top; Even less “Da 5 Bloods” by Spike Lee. Few titles last longer than a week at most and Campion’s film is now in its sixth day.

“The power of the dog”

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Netflix has never won an Oscar for picture or major acting performances, but Campion’s film has nominations for both, along with a supporting actor and a variety of crafts. Whether all of this translates into the perceived popular approval needed to overburden a competitor remains unclear. In the meantime, the film – likely for reasons that include its Western setting and the promise of raw drama as well as Campion’s reputation and good reviews – has replaced the graphic performance of the streamer’s 2021 Oscar nominees as “Ma Rainey’s. Black Bottom “,” The Trial of the Chicago Seven “and” Mank “.

Longtime titles “No Time to Die,” “Free Guy” (Disney / $ 5.99) and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (Disney / $ 5.99) have joined “Carnage” and “Dune” on all three charts, as well as continued high interest in “The Grinch” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (both Universal / $ 3.99).

A new version that has yet to reach the top 10 is “Belfast” (Focus / $ 19.99). Kenneth Branagh’s black and white coming-of-age story in Northern Ireland got a PVOD release after three weekends, as usual for Focus (and which explains its off-platform release) . It ranked in the top 20 on Apple TV / iTunes, and we can expect it to have a longer lifespan than usual, but it suffers from a very different award schedule. Normally, this timing would parallel the SAG and Golden Globe nominations, where it probably would have worked out well. So far, he has not received the expected citations; that can impact performance in theaters as well as at home.

In its second week, “Spencer” (Neon / $ 19.99) remains on two charts. It has reported a bit more in theaters than “Belfast”, but its greater interest probably stems from its subject (Princess Diana) and its star (Kristen Stewart). For both films, with less financial investment from distributors, constant ongoing interest means more than an initial placement.

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“Single until the end”

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Although it’s closer to December 25, fewer seasonal movies dominate Netflix’s top 10. The surprising choice # 2 is “Single All the Way” by Tony award-winning director Michael Mayer (whose film credits include “A Home at the End of World”). A gay variation on the awkwardness of handling vacations and a family without a partner, he’s clearly found appeal to the general public and that makes a statement in itself.

Apple TV / iTunes and Google Play rank movies daily by number of transactions regardless of revenue generated. These are the lists for December 6. The listed distributors are the current rights holders.

Apple TV / iTunes

1. The last duel (Disney) – $ 19.99

2. Dune (Warner Bros.) – $ 24.99

3. Venom: let there be carnage (Sony) – $ 19.99

4. No time to die (United artists) – $ 19.99

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) – $ 3.99

6. The Grumpy (Universal) – $ 3.99

7. Free guy (Disney) – $ 5.99

8. Spencer (Neon) – $ 19.99

9. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings (Disney) – $ 5.99

10. Elf (Warner Bros.) – $ 3.99

google play

1. Venom: let there be carnage (Sony) – $ 19.99

2. Free guy (Disney) – $ 5.99

3. No time to die (United artists) – $ 19.99

4. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings (Disney) – $ 5.99

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) – $ 3.99

6. The Grumpy (Universal) – $ 3.99

7. Dune (Warner Bros.) – $ 24.99

8. The suicide squad (Warner Bros.) – $ 5.99

9. F9 (Universal) – $ 5.99

10. Old (Universal) – $ 5.99


Vudu ranks by revenue, not by transaction, which elevates Premium VOD titles. This list covers from November 29 to December 5

1. Venom: let there be carnage (Sony) – $ 19.99

2. Dune (Universal) – $ 24.99

3. The last duel (Disney) – $ 19.99

4. How the Grinch stole Christmas (Universal) – $ 3.99

5. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings (Disney) – $ 19.99

6. No time to die (United artists) – $ 19.99

7. The Grumpy (Universal) – $ 3.99

8. Free man (Disney) – $ 5.99

9. Elf (Warner Bros.) – $ 3.99

10. The Addams Family 2 (United artists) – $ 19.99

Netflix Movies

Most viewed current ranking as of Monday 6 December; the originals include both the titles produced and acquired by Netflix which they initially presented in the United States

1. The power of the dog (original Netflix release from 2021)

2. Single until the end (original Netflix release from 2021)

3. Life (theatrical release 1999)

4. Red notice (original Netflix release from 2021)

5. Looper (theatrical release 2012)

6. A boy called Christmas (original Netflix release from 2021)

7. A castle for Christmas (original Netflix release from 2021)

8. Law-abiding citizen (theatrical release in 2009)

9.bruised (original Netflix release from 2021)

10. Final destination 5 (theatrical release in 2011)

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