Scream VI debuts on PVOD and Paramount+, streaming may take over

Netflix seems to be enjoying the “Super Mario Bros. Movie” effect, with five animated titles in the top 10.

Paramount+ chooses to stream ‘Scream VI’ 45 days after its theatrical release. It coincides with the debut of PVOD – but that means streaming takes priority.

PVOD revenue usually precedes streaming placement. Universal, which makes most movies available on PVOD after three weekends (except for hits like “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which must wait at least 31 days), places titles on Peacock after 45 days -you. Warner Bros. Discovery has offered PVOD for “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” to debut in theaters after 21 days, but Max will have to wait two months.

As a result, the PVOD debut of “Scream VI” was muted. Instead of showing strong overall, it’s #1 on Vudu (which ranks by revenue), but currently #7 and #8 on transaction-based iTunes and Google Play. It debuted at #2 on iTunes, but quickly dropped, perhaps with the rise of streaming awareness.

The not-yet-streamed “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” (both Disney) took the top spot (iTunes with “The Way of Water” and Google Play with “Quantumania”) . The two titles rotated on both sides throughout the week; “Quantumania” topped the charts everywhere in its first week.

Universal’s “Renfield” debuts this week, almost certain to be boosted by its Nicolas Cage starrer at home. TBD is “John Wick: Chapter 4” (Lionsgate) or “Air” (MGM). Technically, we can see “SMB” as early as this weekend, but there is no precedent for a domestic debut while a film is still performing at such a high level.

“Scream VI,” “The Way of Water,” and “Quantumania” are available for $19.99, as are three of the other four titles that could make it to all four lists (“Creed III,” “65,” and “Shazam”). . The other title, A Man Called Otto, has been available since late February and is now $5.99.

Not much changes this week. “Moment of Contact” (1091), a 1996 documentary about a supposed alien encounter in Brazil, is No. 4 on iTunes at $3.99.

Once again, Netflix viewers were quick to respond to an unfamiliar promotional title. Netflix’s French original “AKA” (available in English and with original French subtitles), about a special ops infiltrating a criminal gang, was an immediate number one when it was released over the weekend.

A tourist guide to love.  (L-R) Scott Ly as Sinh and Rachael Leigh Cook as Amanda in A Tourist's Guide to Love.  BC Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix © 2022

“A Tourist’s Guide to Love”

Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix

It replaced “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” which fell to #2. “A Tourist’s Guide to Love,” another Netflix original, remains in the top three. By the way, animation rules — five of the site’s top 10 titles, led by “The Lorax” at No. 4, come from this format. Does the “SMB” punch rub?

iTunes and Google Play rank movies daily based on the number of transactions. These are the data for Monday, May 1. 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. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Disney) – $19.99

3. A man named Otto (Sony) – $5.99

4. Moment of contact (1091) – $3.99

5. Creed III (MGM) – $19.99

6. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $5.99

7. Scream VI (Paramount) – $19.99

8. 65 (Sony) – $19.99

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

10. The revolution of Jesus (Lionsgate) – $5.99

Google Play

1. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Disney) – $19.99

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

3. Creed III (MGM) – $19.99

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

5. 65 (Sony) – $19.99

6. A man named Otto (Sony) – $5.99

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

8. Scream VI (Paramount) – $19.99

9. The whale (A24) – $4.99

10. The unbearable weight of great talent (Lionsgate) – $3.99


Vudu ranks based on revenue, not transactions, promoting premium VOD titles. This list is April 24-30.

1. Scream VI (Paramount) – $19.99

2. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Disney) – $19.99

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

4. 65 (Sony) – $19.99

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

6. Creed III (MGM) – $19.99

7. A man called Otto (Sony) – $5.99

8. The revolution of Jesus (Lionsgate) – $5.99

9. Magic Mike’s Last Dance (WBD) – $5.99

10. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $5.99

Netflix movies

The most watched, current ranking on Netflix’s daily hit list on Monday, May 1. Originals also include titles produced and purchased by Netflix, which will initially be shown in the United States. On Tuesday, Netflix will release its own weekly top 10 based on watch time.

1. AKA (Netflix Original French)

2. Whitney Houston: I want to dance with someone (cinema release in 2022)

3. A tourist guide to love (Netflix Original)

4. The Lorax (2012 cinema release)

5. Sing 2 (cinema release in 2021)

6. Murder mystery 2 (Netflix Original)

7. Minions: The Rise of Gru (cinema release in 2022)

8. Matilda (1996 theatrical release)

9. Shrek Forever After (2010 cinema release)

10. Shark Tale (2004 theatrical release)

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