Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Jesus Revolution now on PVOD

“Ant-Man” to the rescue while domestic viewers await new movies like “Renfield,” “Air” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

It should be tempting for Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 4,” Amazon’s “Air” and Universal’s “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” to ramp up their PVOD releases: The domestic market is dying for something new to watch.

After 60 days in theaters, Disney released “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” today and it immediately went to #1 on iTunes; other charts follow suit. So far, “Avatar: The Way of Water” (Disney) repeated at No. 1 on Vudu and Fandango for a third straight week, with recent releases “65” (Sony), “Creed III” (MGM) and “Shazam: The “Way of Water” (Warner Bros. Discovery) is second through fourth on all three lists at $19.99. The only new title is “The Jesus Revolution” (Lionsgate), on sale for $19.99.

JESUS ​​​​REVOLUTION, Jonathan Roumie, 2023. ph: Dan Anderson / © Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Jesus Revolution”

©Courtesy of Lions Gate/Everett Collection

Lionsgate’s release windows don’t follow a set pattern. “Jesus” was in cinemas for a week before its domestic release, but “John Wick 4” was offered for pre-sale with great success in parallel with its theatrical debut on March 24.

“Super Mario brothers.” It brought in $92 million last weekend, its second, raising new questions about Universal’s PVOD policy. The common practice is for films to receive PVOD after 17 days, unless their opening weekend exceeds $50 million. What happens if the second (or third) weekend?

“Air” dropped 46 percent in its second weekend in theaters. It’s not bad, but its opening was okay, not great. The hope was that audiences would stabilize based on word of mouth and the usual tendency for older audiences to see new movies more slowly. Amazon has confirmed that it plans to release it on PVOD with a date TBD before streaming on Prime. Creed III, under Amazon’s MGM banner, was a much bigger hit than ‘Air’, which was released after 28 days.

With four repeats of last week’s top on all charts, the Nicolas Cage-Pedro Pascal comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” (Lionsgate) was the only other title to land on all three charts — presumably due to Nicolas Cage’s opening weekend exposure. -Nicolas Hoult Comedy “Renfield” (Universal). Awareness doesn’t always lead to revenue; the $65 million Dracula-inspired film managed just $8 million in theaters. Perhaps PVOD (expected after its third weekend), driven by Cage’s fan base of home viewers, will mitigate the loss.

On Netflix, “The Last Stand” was briefly No. 1 last week. The 2013 Lionsgate release, starring Arnold Schwarzenneger and Johnny Knoxville, replaced Jonás Cuarón’s “Chupa,” a Netflix original and last week’s No. 1. Both came right behind another Netflix original medieval action movie, The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die. Also new this week is “Hunger,” another Netflix original. This is a Thai thriller set in the world of restaurants.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies daily based on the number of transactions. These listings are as of Monday, April 17th. The listed distributors are the current owners of the rights. All address prices are for rent.


1. Avatar: The Way of Water (Disney) – $19.99

2. 65 (Sony) – $19.99

3. Creed III (MGM) – $19.99

4. Shazam! Wrath of the Gods (WBD) – $19.99

5. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $5.99

6. A man named Otto (Sony) – $5.99

7. The whale (A24) – $4.99

8. I miss you (Sony) – $5.99

9. The unbearable weight of great talent (Lionsgate) – $5.99

10. The revolution of Jesus (Lionsgate) – $19.99

Google Play

1. Avatar: The Way of Water (Disney) – $19.99

2. Creed III (MGM) – $19.99

3. 65 (Sony) – $19.99

4. Shazam! Wrath of the Gods (WBD) – $19.99

5. The whale (A24) – $4.99

6. A man named Otto (Sony) – $5.99

7. Cocaine Bear (Universal) – $19.99

8. Puss in Boots: The last wish (Universal) – $5.99

9. The unbearable weight of great talent (Lionsgate) – $5.99

10. I miss you (Sony) – $5.99


Vudu ranks based on revenue, not transactions, promoting premium VOD titles. This list is April 10-16.

1. Avatar: The Way of Water (Disney) – $19.99

3. 65 (Sony) – $19.99

2. Shazam! Wrath of the Gods (WBD) – $19.99

4. Creed III (MGM) – $19.99

5. The Jesus revolution (Lionsgate) – $19.99

6. Cocaine Bear (Universal) – $19.99

7. M3GAN (unrated) (Universal) – $

8. Champions (Focus) – $19.99

9. Airplane (Lionsgate) – $5.99

10. The unbearable weight of great talent (Lionsgate) – $5.99

Netflix movies

The most watched, current ranking on Netflix’s daily hit list for Monday, April 17. Originals also include titles produced and purchased by Netflix, which will initially be shown in the United States. Every Tuesday, Netflix releases its own weekly top 10 based on watch time.

1. The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (Netflix UK Original)

2. Chupa (Netflix Original)

3. Last Stand (2013 cinema release)

4. Matilda (1996 theatrical release)

5. Murder mystery 2 (Netflix Original)

6. The Lorax (2012 cinema release)

7. Inside the person (2006 cinema release)

8. Shrek Forever After (2010 cinema release)

9. Hunger (Netflix Original Thai)

10. Shark Tale (2004 theatrical release)

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