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‘Asteroid City’ debuts on PVOD and joins the ranks of summer box office hits

Franchises in theaters are showing their age, but are a safe bet at home. This week’s VOD charts have “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (Paramount) and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” (Disney), both $19.99, battling for the top spot. Hasbro’s action film ranks #1 on Vudu and iTunes, while Marvel’s latest product remains #1 on GooglePlay.

Meanwhile, Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” (Focus), released at $19.99 after its fourth weekend, is fourth or fifth on all three lists. It’s behind “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the year’s biggest domestic hit, now at $5.99 and ranked third overall. The first three films all grossed between $150 million and $575 million; “Asteroid” is not yet at $30 million. Anderson’s $25 million budget, a fraction of that of its competitors, suggests a lucrative payoff for Focus.

Only 13 titles made the charts, with eight out of all three. PVOD anchor “Fast X” (Universal) and standard price “Sisu” and “John Wick: Chapter 4” (both Lionsgate) and “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (Paramount) round out the list.

Netflix is ​​showing its usefulness as a summer vacation babysitter. The Universal DreamWorks Animation title “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is now streaming there after VOD playback. It ranks first, with ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic’, ‘Boss Baby’ and the in-house film ‘Nimona’.

“Bird Box: Barcelona”

The only Netflix Original to make it into the top 10 is “Bird Box: Barcelona” in second place. The streamer’s overpriced “Extraction 2” dropped out of the charts. The Adam Sandler-produced comedy “The Out-Laws” (briefly #1) is now #3. Also new is “The Tutor,” a thriller starring Garrett Hedlund that received minimal distribution via Vertical earlier this year.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies each day based on the number of transactions. These are the listings for Monday July 16th. The distributors listed are the current rights holders. Prices for all titles are per rental.


1. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Paramount) – $19.99

2. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 (Disney) – $19.99

3. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal) – $5.99

4. Asteroid City (Focus) – $19.99

5. Content (Lionsgate) – $5.99

6. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate) – $5.99

7. The Covenant (MGM) – $5.99

8. Fast X (Universal) – $19.99

9. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount) – $5.99

10. Are you there, God? I’m Margaret (Lionsgate) – $5.99

Google Play

1. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 (Disney) – $19.99

2. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Paramount) – $19.99

3. The Super Mario Bros Movie (Universal) – $5.99

4. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate) – $5.99

5. Asteroid City (Focus) – $19.99

6. Fast X (Universal) – $19.99

7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony) – $3.99

8. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount) – $5.99

9. The Covenant (MGM) – $5.99

10. Content (Lionsgate) – $5.99


Vudu ranks based on revenue, not transactions, elevating premium VOD titles. This list covers July 10-16.

1. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Paramount) – $19.99

2. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 (Disney) – $19.99

3. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal) – $5.99

4. Asteroid City (Focus) – $19.99

5. Fast X (Universal) – $19.99

6. Blackening (Lionsgate) – $19.99

7. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount) – $5.99

8. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate) – $5.99

9. Content (Lionsgate) – $19.99

10. Nefarious (Glory to God Alone) – $4.99

Netflix movies

Most Viewed, current ranking on Netflix’s daily leaderboard on Monday, July 17. Originals include both Netflix-produced and acquired titles it initially presents in the United States. Netflix releases its weekly top 10 list on Tuesdays by watch time.

1. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022 theatrical release)

2. Bird Box Barcelona (Netflix Spanish Original)

3. The Outlaws (Netflix original)

4. Ride together (2014 theatrical release)

5.65 (2023 theatrical release)

6. Captain Underpants: the first epic film (2017 theatrical release)

7. The guardian (Netflix original)

8. Boss baby (2017 theatrical release)

9. Rush hour (1998 theatrical release)

10. Nimone (Netflix animated original)