Knock at the Cabin #1 on PVOD, The Whale Leads Oscar Nominees

Everywhere you look, whether on VOD or Netflix, Universal releases stand out. Spectators also flock to the Oscar nominees.

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin” (Universal/$19.99), the studio’s final film before moving to Warner Bros. Discovery, was No. 1 on all VOD charts in its first week of release. This, like the Universal titles, will hit theaters after its third weekend. In contrast, the director’s 2021 film “Old” waited more than two months.

“The Whale” (A24/$19.99) challenged, reaching No. 2 on iTunes and Vudu and No. 4 on Google Play. Darren Aronofsky’s film, fresh off Brendan Fraser’s SAG Best Actor award, spent more than two months as a theatrical exclusive.

Four Universal titles took up 12 of the 30 possible slots this week, or 40 percent. All were released after the third weekend; All but “The Fabelmans” remain at the premium price of $19.99. “Puss in the Boots: The Last Wish” is number two or three on all lists, and “M3GAN” (which also has an unrated version on Google Play) is number four.

Films nominated in the best Oscar categories own nearly half of the charts: “The Whale,” “The Fabelmans,” “Triangle of Sadness” (Neon/$5.99), “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount/$5.99 ) and “Women Talk” (United Artists/$19.99).

“Plane” (Lionsgate/$19.99) was on all three lists. The other debut alongside “Knock at the Cabin” was “The Old Way” (Saban/$5.99), another straight-to-home Nicolas Cage release. Released on iTunes and Vudu.

We have a ghost.  (L-R) David Harbor as Ernest, Anthony Mackie as Frank, Jahi Winston as Kevin in We Have A Ghost.  Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.

“We Have a Spirit”

Courtesy of Netflix

After a week of studio movies defining Netflix’s top 10, two brand new originals have topped the list. Comedy adventure We Have a Ghost from veteran horror director Christopher Landon is No. 1, while British thriller The Strays is No. 2.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies daily based on the number of transactions. These are the lists for February 27. The distributors listed are current rights holders. All address prices are for rent.


1. Knock on the door (Universal) – $19.99

2. The whale (A24) – $19.99

3. Puss in Boots: The last wish (Universal) – $19.99

4. The Fabelmen (Universal) – $5.99

5. Triangle of sadness (Neon) – $5.99

6. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $19.99

7. The old way (Saban) – $5.99

8. M3GAN (Universal) – $19.99

9. Alice, my dear (Lionsgate) – $6.99

10. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $5.99

Google Play

1. Knock on the door (Universal) – $19.99

2. Puss in Boots: The last wish (Universal) – $19.99

3. M3GAN (Universal) – $19.99

4. The whale (A24) – $19.99

5. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $19.99

6. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $5.99

7. Triangle of sadness (Neon) – $5.99

8. Fablemen (Universal) – $5.99

9. M3GAN (unrated) (Universal) – $19.99

10. Alice, my dear (Lionsgate) – $6.99


Vudu ranks based on revenue, not transactions, which elevates premium VOD titles. This list is February 20-26.

1. Knock on the door (Universal) – $19.99

2. The whale (A24) – $19.99

3. Puss in Boots: The last wish (Universal) – $19.99

4. Plane (Lionsgate) – $19.99

5. M3GAN (Universal) – $19.99

6. Whitney Houston: I want to dance with someone (Sony) – $19.99

7. Maybe so (Vertical) – $19.99

8. The old way (Saban) – 5/$99

9. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney) – $19.99

10. Talking women (United Artists) – $19.99

Netflix movies

The most watched, current ranking on Netflix’s daily hit list for Monday, February 27. 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. We have a spirit (Netflix Original)

2. The wanderers (Netflix Original)

3. The female king (cinema release in 2022)

4. Minions: The Rise of Cru (cinema release in 2022)

5. Your place is mine (Netflix Original)

6. 2 weapons (2013 cinema release)

7. Sing 2 (cinema release in 2021)

8. You People (Netflix Original)

9. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (cinema release in 2022)

10. Trolls (2016 cinema release)

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