‘The Old Guard’ Opens to Number One on Netflix as ‘The Outpost’ Flies High Again on VOD
This week looks to be the biggest yet for original feature films debuting online.
We don’t have data for “Greyhound,” the Tom Hanks World War II drama that Sony sold to Apple for $70 million; ditto Sundance hit “Palm Springs” on Hulu, or what traction “Hamilton” had in its second Disney+ weekend.In a business-as-usual world, those would be significant players.
Of even greater note: 10 VOD originals filled 50 percent of the four top 10 VOD lists we track.
This weekend reflects a shift to newer titles, rather than those that received a theatrical release.Rod Lurie’s “The Outpost,” set during the Afghanistan war, is #1 at Apple, and #2 at FandangoNow and Spectrum in its second week.
It seems to have staying power and has received endorsements that can help more than reviews, including this one from someone who was there:The Outpost captures a stunning depiction of courage.
These are the
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