‘Jurassic World’ Enjoys Brief VOD Rebound Before ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Lands

‘Jurassic World’ Enjoys Brief VOD Rebound Before ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Lands

Published August 23, 2022
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In a strategic move by Universal, “Jurassic World: Dominion” ($19.99) kept “Elvis” (WBD/$19.99) from two clear weeks at the top of VOD charts. Next week, all other game plans will be moot: “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount/$19.99) comes to PVOD rental platforms Tuesday and will undoubtedly dominate for the foreseeable future.

Meantime, Netflix viewers continue to confound their overlords by preferring to watch the streamers’ less high-profile original films rather than the more expensive star-branded ones. “Look Both Ways” with “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart as a college senior thinking through alternatives for her future knocked off Jamie Foxx’s “Day Shift” (now #3).

“Jurassic” will come to Peacock on September 2, with both the release version and one with extended scenes. The studio released the latter to PVOD this week. It was treated differently by different platforms — Google Play lists the two separately (at #2 and #3), while Vudu and iTunes combined revenues, landing it at #1 at the former, #2 at the latter. That explains its position flip with “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal/$19.99) at all sites.

Only iTunes includes “Maverick” pre-buys on its charts, where it currently sits at #3 even though paying early doesn’t confer any advantage. The only title to place on all four charts is “The Unbearable Weight of Incredible Talent” (Lionsgate/$5.99), providing further evidence of Nicolas Cage as a powerful draw.