Video Man Again as Non-Bodily Media as ‘Clerks III’ Scores on VOD

A pattern is born? Each “Clerks III” and “Jeepers Peepers Reborn” are doing effectively through PVOD after beginning in theaters as Fathom occasions.

“Clerks III” (Lionsgate/$14.99) is the one main new entry in every week dominated by lower-priced non-PVOD movies. And its trajectory right here tells a story of how issues have modified since Kevin Smith broke out in 1994 with the unique “Clerks.”

The brand new movie was launched October 14 for dwelling viewing. That accounts for it lacking out as No. 1 on Vudu, which ranks by income and consists of 4 days earlier than its launch, in addition to its absence on Google Play, which lags a couple of days behind different charts.

The unique movie 28 years in the past celebrated video retailer tradition at a time not solely earlier than streaming or video on demand unknown however previous to even DVDs. Fifteen years into video retailer tradition, it conveyed an acceptance of a pure order of issues — films play theaters, then half a yr later VHS leases begin, and so they transfer to premium cable greater than a yr later.

That was then, that is now. As massive as its cult standing is, the unique “Clerks” was a distinct segment launch from Miramax. The black-and-white low-budget comedy grossed adjusted round $8 million, a lot of that over a protracted time frame. It wasn’t even amongst Miramax’s 10 high releases from 1994, taking in lower than 3 % of what “Pulp Fiction” did.

But it has endured, with Smith noting in interviews that he hoped the brand new version would possibly capitalize on the identical nostalgia that elevated “High Gun: Maverick.” In that case, in contrast to the Tom Cruise automobile, his newest movie is taking a a lot completely different launch route.

Beginning with a Redbank, New Jersey, hometown premiere, then adopted by a handful of roadshow occasions, “Clerks III” performed as a Fathom Occasion on September 13 earlier than persevering with in some theaters. All advised, it took in a bit over $3 million (about the identical as the unique unadjusted), with greater than half previous to its common launch.

Weeks later, it exhibits as much as purchase (as an alternative of hire) on PVOD at $5, lower than the usual $14.99 rental. It’s working initially, at No. 2 at Vudu and No. 7 at iTunes (initially No. 4). Simply maintaining with the instances.

The charts in any other case modified little, apart from being unusually dominated by lower-priced entries. “High Gun: Maverick” (Paramount/$5.99) led on transaction-based iTunes and Google Play, whereas “Bullet Prepare” (Sony/$19.99) is No. 1 at Vudu. Becoming a member of them on all charts have been “The place the Crawdads Sing” (Sony/$5.99) and “Jeepers Creepers Reborn” (Display Media/$6.99). The latter like “Clerks III,” initially performed theaters as a Fathom Occasion.



Subsequent week will probably be attention-grabbing. “Bros” (Common) is scheduled for launch October 18 after its third weekend and fewer than $11 million in gross. That’s regular after a 3rd weekend for a Common launch. Its efficiency will probably be telling, to see if it rebounds with early entry as a movie with very excessive consciousness.

Netflix’s high three are all new unique movies. Halloween household comedy “The Curse of Bridge Hole” starring Marlon Wayans went proper to No. 1, with final week’s high title “Luckiest Lady Alive” holding on as No. 2. Their motion acquisition “Blackout” with Josh Duhamel is No. 3 (they management U.S. and U.Okay. rights).

iTunes and Google Play rank movies each day by variety of transactions. These are the listings for October 10. Distributors listed are present rights house owners. Costs for all titles are for rental.


1. High Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $5.99

2. The place the Crawdads Sing (Sony) – $5.99

3. The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise (Lionsgate) – $0.99

4. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Common) – $4.99

5. Bullet Prepare (Sony) – $19.99

6. Vengeance (Focus) – $5.99

7. Clerks III (Lionsgate) – $14.99

8. Emily the Felony (Roadside Sights) – $6.99

9. Jurassic World: Dominion (Common) – $5.99

10. Jeepers Creepers Reborn (Display Media) – $6.99

Google Play

1. High Gun: Maverick (Paramount) – $4.99

2. Bullet Prepare (Sony) – $19.99

3. The place the Crawdads Sing (Sony) – $5.99

4. Jeepers Creepers Reborn (Display Media) – $6.99

5. Jurassic World: Dominion (Common) – $5.99

6. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Common) – $4.99

7. Nope (Common) – $19.99

8. The Black Cellphone (Common) – $5.99

9. Every part In all places All at As soon as (A24) – $4.99

10. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) – $5.99



Vudu ranks by income, not transactions, which elevates Premium VOD titles. This checklist covers  October 10-16.

1. Bullet Prepare (Sony) – $19.99

2. Clerks III (Lionsgate) – $14.99

3. Jeepers Creepers Reborn (Display Media) – $6.99

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

5. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Common) – $4.99

6. Beast (Common) – $19.99

7. The place the Crawdads Sing (Sony) – $5.99

8. Higher Off Lifeless (WBD) – $2.99

9. Fall (Lionsgate) – $19.99

10. Nope (Common) – $19.99


Netflix Films

Most considered, present rating on Netflix’s each day chart on Monday, October 17. Originals embrace each Netflix-produced and purchased titles it initially presents within the U.S. Netflix publishes its personal weekly high 10 on Tuesdays based mostly on time considered.

1. The Curse of Bridge Hole (2022 Netflix unique)

2. Luckiest Lady Alive (2022 Netflix unique)

3. Blackout (2022 Netflix unique)

4. Dracula Untold (2014 theatrical launch)

5. Megamind (2010 theatrical launch)

6. Final Seen Alive (2022 VOD launch)

7. Sing 2 (2021 theatrical launch)

8. 17 Once more (2009 theatrical launch)

9. Mr. Harrigan’s Cellphone (2022 Netflix unique)

10. Scooby-Doo 2: Monster Unleashed (2004 theatrical launch)

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