Adam Driver in 65

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′ and ’65’ Are Out of This World Success in Home Viewing

Three VOD charts and Netflix’s top 10 all resulted in films set in non-Earth planetary worlds leading the pack in home viewing. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3″ (Disney) ranks #1 in VOD (at $19.99) on iTunes, Google Play and Vudu, while “65”, four months after its theatrical release and several weeks of ratings on VOD, it tops the Netflix movie chart.

“Galaxy” had a two-month window, as Disney increasingly slowed its initial home releases (“Avatar: The Way of Water” waited 100 days), and then to PVOD, not streaming. He was dominant enough to lead Vudu’s revenue-based roster, even though he was only available on three of the seven days of their weekly charts.

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”Courtesy of Sony Pictures

The deal reached between Netflix and Sony for an exclusive streaming deal, which began late last year, has brought Sony more than a billion dollars. Several movies like ‘Bullet Train’, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and ‘A Man Called Otto’ have already performed well on the platform. And still coming in time are recent releases led by ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’, ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ and ‘Insidious: Red Door’. This puts Sony ahead of licensing revenues, while other studios that have their own dedicated streaming sites are struggling with losses.

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Otherwise, VOD was mostly static, with “John Wick: Chapter 4” (Lionsgate), “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (Universal), “The Covenant” (MGM), “Fast X” (Universal), and ” The Pope’s Exorcist” (Sony) repeating on all four sites. The other two new entries were “The Blackening” (Lionsgate), number 4 on Vudu and number 5 on iTunes for $19.99, and “Warhorse One” (Well Go), an Afghan straight home rescue movie which is number 9 on iTunes.

“Asteroid City” ($19.99) will debut Tuesday after its fourth weekend in theaters (three in wide release), in keeping with Focus’s normal policy. The film looks to be headed for an estimated $28 million in domestic theatrical revenue, with likely strong PVOD results that will be critical to its eventual profit.

“65” has grabbed the #1 spot on Netflix since “White House Down” (a 2013 Sony release). Last week’s #1, their original Australian horror film ‘Run, Rabbit, Run’ has already dropped off their list.

The cast of Netflix "The Outlaws"
“The Outlaws”Courtesy of Netflix

The best Netflix original title this week is “The Out-Laws” produced by Adam Sandler, a comedy starring Adam Devine, Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin. It’s No. 2, ahead of “Titanic,” again (last played there last summer) at No. 3. At No. 4, “Rush Hour” leads the rest of the “new” blood of old titles in the ‘list.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies each day based on the number of transactions. These are the listings for Monday 9 July. The distributors listed are the current rights holders. Prices for all titles are per rental.


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

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

3. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal) – $19.99

4. The Covenant (MGM) – $5.99

5. Blackening (Lionsgate) – $19.99

6. Fast X (Universal) – $19.99

7. The Pope’s Exorcist (Sony) – $5.99

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

9. Warhorse one (Well, Go) – $6.99

10.Blackberries (IFC) – $6.99

Google Play

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

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

3. The Super Mario Bros Movie (Universal) – $19.99

4. Fast X (Universal) – $19.99

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

6. The Covenant (MGM) – $5.99

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

8. The pope’s exorcist (Sony) – $5.99

9.65 (Sony) – $5.99

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


Vudu ranks based on revenue, not transactions, elevating premium VOD titles. This list covers July 3-9.

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

2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal) – $19.99

3. Fast X (Universal) – $19.99

4. Blackening (Lionsgate) – $19.99

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

6. The pope’s exorcist (Sony) – $5.99

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

8. The car (Sony) – $19.99

9. The Covenant (MGM) – $5.99

10. Content (Lionsgate) – $19.99

Netflix movies

Most Viewed, current ranking on Netflix’s daily leaderboard on Monday, July 10. 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.

1.65 (2023 theatrical release)

2. The Outlaws (Netflix Original)

3. Titanic (1997 theatrical release)

4. Rush hour (1998 theatrical release)

5. White House down (2013 theatrical release)

6. Nimone (Netflix animated original)

7. Extraction 2 (Netflix original)

8. Home wrecker (Netflix South African Original)

9. Prom night (2008 theatrical release)

10. Annihilation (2018 theatrical release)