Missing blonde from Netflix’s Top 10

Meanwhile, on the VOD charts: Anyone remember “Jeepers Creepers”? The horror franchise has a new director and a fourth installment.

Netflix’s much-hyped and (perhaps overly) well-hyped Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” fell off its top 10 movies list after just eight days, just three of them at number one. This surprising result reaffirms the suspicion that, as much as subscribers lean towards originals, top directors and awards attention do not provide an advantage when it comes to viewer interest.

There may be exceptions and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” is likely to be one of them. (It arrives December 30, a month after a week-long nationwide release in 600 theaters.) Rian Johnson’s film will have the benefit of its predecessor, a theatrical hit, plus its cast and strong reviews. (Coincidentally, “Blonde” star Ana de Armas was part of the initial ensemble.)

Netflix Originals can thrive, but it’s usually short-term. The current list has three originals in the top five, and these films received a fraction of the attention of “Blonde.” It suggests that while viewers may crave social buzz about movies, they’re not necessarily the same movies they want to see.

On the VOD charts, indie originals are thriving with Screen Media’s “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn” ($6.99) leading the way. It ranks #2 on the top 10 charts. Gerald Butler’s action flick “Last Seen Alive,” a VOD release that displaced “Blonde” as No. 1 and stayed there for five days, compared to three for “Blonde,” is still No. 3. After “Blonde”, the horror movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” (starring Donald Sutherland as a beloved teacher who contacts a student from the grave) briefly took first place; is from John Lee Hancock, whose directing credits include “The Blind Side” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”

“Luckiest Girl Alive”

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But “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” only spent one day at No. 1 (it’s currently No. 2) before being displaced by “Luckiest Girl Alive” with Mila Kunis (which benefited from online attention after her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel). . The thriller has moved into first place since it debuted on Friday. “The Redeem Team,” an original documentary about the 2008 U.S. Olympics basketball team, is #4. “Old People,” a German horror film shot in Poland, just entered #8 .

Non-studio releases with limited theatrical exposure have eight of the 30 slots on this week’s charts. The fourth “Jeepers Creepers” entry grossed nearly $2 million in mid-September, primarily from weekday Fathom Events as a pitch for the film’s home release. The success suggests a strategy that could come into play, even if it limits the broader theatrical game. Even with its lower price, it ranked second on Vudu’s earning list.

“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount/$5.99) continues to rebound with its low price, ranking first on iTunes and Google Play (although slipping to third on Vudu). “Bullet Train” (Sony/$19.99) is #1 on Vudu, #2 elsewhere. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal/$4.99, newly reduced price) and “Where the Crawdads Sing” (Sony/$5.99) round out the list of titles for the three.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies daily by number of transactions. These are the listings for October 10. The distributors listed are the current rights holders. Prices for all titles are for rental.

itunes

1. Top Gun: Maverick (Supreme) – $5.99

2. Bullet train (Sony) – $19.99

3. Where the locusts sing (Sony) – $5.99

4. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal) – $4.99

5. Creeper Jeepers Reborn (Screen Media) – $6.99

6. Emily the criminal (Roadside Attractions) – $6.99

7. Eve (IFC) – $6.99

8. Bandit (Quiver) – $6.99

9. God’s Country (IFC) – $6.99

10. Jurassic World: Dominion (Universal) – $5.99

google play

1. Top Gun: Maverick (Supreme) – $4.99

2. Bullet train (Sony) – $19.99

3. Creeper Jeepers Reborn (Screen Media) – $6.99

4. Where the locusts sing (Sony) – $5.99

5. Jurassic World: Dominion (Universal) – $5.99

6. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal) – $4.99

7. Don’t (Universal) – $19.99

8. Everything everywhere at the same time (A24) – $4.99

9. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) – $5.99

10. The black phone (Universal) – $5.99

voodoo

Vudu is ranked by revenue, not transactions, which drives up the Premium VOD titles. This list covers October 3-9.

1. Bullet train (Sony) – $19.99

2. Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (Screen Media) – $6.99

3. Top Gun: Maverick (Supreme) – $4.99

4. Beast (Universal) – $19.99

5. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal) – $4.99

6. Fall (Lionsgate) – $19.99

7. Don’t (Universal) – $19.99

8.Elvis (WBD) – $5.99

9. Happy Afterever (Voltage) – $19.99

10. Where the locusts sing (Sony) – $5.99

Netflix movies

Current ranking of the most viewed on the Netflix daily chart on Monday, October 10. Originals include titles produced and acquired by Netflix that initially feature in the US. Netflix publishes its own weekly top 10 on Tuesdays based on time viewed.

1. Luckiest Girl Alive (Netflix Original 2022)

2. Mr. Harrigan’s phone (Netflix Original 2022)

3. Last seen alive (VOD release 2022)

4. The swap team (2022 Netflix Original Documentary)

5. Jexi (2019 theatrical release)

6. Megamind (2010 theatrical release)

7. The Inheritance (2021 VOD Release)

8. Seniors (2022 Netflix original German)

9. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005 theatrical release)

10. Sing 2 (2021 theatrical release)

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