Blue Beetle battles Barbie for No. 1 spot on PVOD – IndieWire

“Barbie” (Warner Bros.), the biggest hit of the year, had some competition in its third week of release on PVOD (available to rent for $24.99) and comes from its own home.

“Blue Beetle,” from Warners’ DC Comics division, actually took first place on Vudu — all the more impressive since it ranks by sales, putting the $19.99 “Beetle” at a disadvantage. It ranked #3 on Google Play, where new releases are often slower to notice. “Barbie” remains No. 1 on iTunes and Google Play.

Three more new titles debuted this week, led by “Gran Turismo” (Sony), which reached No. 2 on Vudu. Also priced at $19.99, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” (Focus) charted on two charts. After its third weekend in theaters, it is at number 4 on Vudu.

“Muzzle” (RLJ), a direct-to-home release, debuted at #6 on iTunes for a $6.99 rental. Based on the plot of “John Wick” about a man seeking revenge after his dog is killed, it stars Stephen Lang and Aaron Eckhardt.

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“Barbie,” “Beetle” and “Turismo” from “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (Paramount) and “Talk to Me” (A24), both still $19.99, and “No Hard Feelings” (Sony) for $5.99 on all three charts.

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Netflix saw almost full sales this week, with only last week’s No. 2 original “Spy Kids Armageddon” holding on and is now at No. 8. Two new originals topped their list: “Reptile,” starring Benicio Del Toro (Co -writer) and Justin Timberlake in a New England crime drama at No. 1. It premiered as a special presentation in Toronto last month.

#2 is “Nowhere,” a Spanish drama about a sea refuge in a container who gives birth trapped. (This is not to be confused with Greg Araki’s “Nowhere,” which was initially re-released in New York this weekend to strong success.) Other new Netflix films on the list are also international. #5 is the Australian romance Love Is in the Air, starring Poland’s Forgotten Love (an alcoholic professor estranged from his wife and children and suffering from amnesia).

Leading non-originals include “Identity Thief,” starring Melissa McCarthy, at No. 3, and the Covid-era “Force of Nature,” starring Mel Gibson, at No. 4.

iTunes and Google Play rate films daily based on the number of transactions. These are the entries for Monday October 2nd. The sales partners listed are current rights holders. The lowest prices for all titles apply to rent or download.


1. Barbie (WB) – $24.99

2. Blue Beetle (WB) – $19.99

3. Gran Turismo (Sony) – $19.99

4. No hard feelings (Sony) – $5.99

5. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Disney) – $19.99

6. Muzzle (RLJ) – $6.99

7. Talk to me (A24) – $19.99

8. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony) – $5.99

9. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (Focus) – $19.99

10. Insidious: The Red Door (Sony) – $5.99

Google Play

1. Barbie (WB) – $24.99

2. No hard feelings (Sony) – $5.99

3. Blue Beetle (WB) – $19.99

4. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony) – $5.99

5. Gran Turismo (Sony) – $19.99

6. Meg 2: The Trench (WB) – $19.99

7. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate) – $5.99

8. Talk to me (A24) – $19.99

9. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Disney) – $19.99

10. Insidious: The Red Door (Sony) – $5.99


Vudu ranks by revenue, not transactions, which puts premium VOD titles at the forefront. This list covers the period from September 25th to October 1st.

1. Blue Beetle (WB) – $19.99

2. Gran Turismo (Sony) – $19.99

3. Barbie (WB) – $24.99

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (Focus) – $19.99

5. Talk to me (A24) – $19.99

6. Strays (Universal) – $19.99

7. Meg 2: The Trench (WB) – $19.99

8. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Disney) – $19.99

9. No hard feelings (Sony) – $5.99

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Superior) – $19.99

Netflix movies

Most watched, current ranking on Netflix’s daily chart on Monday, October 2nd. Originals include both Netflix-produced and acquired titles, initially presented in the United States. Netflix releases its own weekly top 10 on Tuesdays based on time watched

1. Reptile (Netflix original)

2. Nowhere (Spanish Netflix Original)

3. Identity thief (theatrical release 2013)

4. Force of nature (cinema release 2020)

5. Love is in the air (Australian Netflix Original)

6. Pompeii (theatrical release 2014)

7. Last Vegas (theatrical release 2013)

8. Spy Kids Armageddon (Netflix original)

9. Forgotten love (Polish Netflix Original)

10. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (theatrical release 2014)

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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