Three films lead the VOD charts as ‘The Fabelmans’ joins the leaders

Recent releases Infinity Pool and Maybe I Do are doing well in initial home play, while The Woman King has taken the top spot among Netflix movies.

It took a price cut, but Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” (Universal/$5.99) is finally getting a significant audience. Because it’s regular VOD cost ($5.99) rather than its initial $19.99 home viewing cost, it’s listed for the first time in the three charts below. And it went above #4 everywhere and #1 on iTunes.

The film was a major disappointment at the box office, grossing just $17 million domestically and $30 million worldwide, including virtually all of its grosses. This makes its performance as a home income tool that much more important.

Its low theatrical interest suggested that it might be a challenge to reach viewers willing to pay the initial premium cost. But now it’s at such a price that its attention, strong reviews and, of course, Spielberg’s reputation have boosted it as expected.

“The Fabelmans” is one of three films to take the top spot. The other two are repeats of previous weeks. “Plane” (Lionsgate/$19.99) is No. 1 on Vudu, while “M3GAN” (Universal/$19.99) leads the way on Google Play. Both films, as well as “The Fabelmans,” made all three lists. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (Universal/$24.99) did just that.

This week, the new Valentine’s Day-timed “Maybe I Do” (Vertical/$19.99) made two charts. It reached #4 on Vudu (helped by its price on the revenue side), #7 on iTunes. Starring Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Emma Roberts, the rom-com spent two weeks in theaters, grossing over $1 million. It was risky to go out at this price, but it seems to have hit the target audience.

INFINITY POOL, from left: John Ralston, Mia Goth, 2023. © Neon /Courtesy Everett Collection

INFINITY POOL, from left: John Ralston, Mia Goth, 2023. © Neon /Courtesy Everett Collection

Courtesy of the Everett Collection

Also new and charting was “Infinity Pool” (Neon/$14.99). A much-hyped premiere at Sundance last month, followed by a quick wide theatrical release (it cost more than $5 million) and PVOD play after its third weekend, it could serve as a template for future high-profile festival titles.

After weeks of high-profile (and not-so-high-profile) originals topping Netflix’s movie charts, this week’s theatrical releases are extremely dense. Eight of the top ten, including four of the top five, are from studio hits. Leading the way is “The Woman King,” Sony’s latest release that landed on Netflix.

Denzel Washington’s 2013 “2 Guns” is currently at No. 2, and 2019’s barely remembered “47 Meters Down Uncaged” is at No. 4. Rom-com Your Place or Mine at No. 3 and Eddie Murphy/Jonah Hill comedy at No. 6 are the only originals on the list.

iTunes and Google Play rank movies daily based on the number of transactions. These are the lists for February 20. The distributors listed are current rights holders. All address prices are for rent.


1. The Fabelmen (Universal) – $5.99

2. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $19.99

3. Triangle of sadness (Neon) – $1.99

4. Puss in Boots: The last wish (Universal) – $24.99

5. M3GAN (Universal) – $19.99

6. Alice, my dear (Lionsgate) – $6.99

7. Maybe so (Vertical) – $19.99

8. Black Adam (WBD) – $5.99

9. Devotion (Sony) – $14.99

10. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $4.99

Google Play

1. M3GAN (Universal) – $19.99

2. Puss in Boots: The last wish (Universal) – $24.99

3. Airplane (Lionsgate) – $19.99

4. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $4.99

5. Alice, my dear (Lionsgate) – $6.99

6. Infinity pool (Neon) – $14.99

7. Black Adam (WBD) – $5.99

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

9. The Fablemen (Universal) – $5.99

10. Triangle of sadness (Neon) – $1.99


Vudu ranks based on revenue, not transactions, which elevates premium VOD titles. This list is February 13-19.

1. Aircraft (Lionsgate) – $19.99

2. M3GAN (Universal) – $19.99

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

4. Maybe so (Vertical) – $19.99

5. Infinity pool (Neon) – $14.99

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

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

8. Black Adam (WBD) – $5.99

9. Devotion (Sony) – $14.99

10. Fabelmans (Universal) – $5.99

Netflix movies

The most viewed, current ranking on Netflix’s daily hit list for Monday, February 20. 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 female king (cinema release in 2022)

2. 2 weapons (2013 cinema release)

3. Your place is mine (Netflix Original)

4. 47 meters down without a cage (2019 theatrical)

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

6. You People (Netflix Original)

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

8. Sing 2 (cinema release in 2021)

9. I can do everything by myself (2009 theatrical release)

10. Trolls (2016 cinema release)

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