Top 5 preternatural video-on-demand (week ending 1 May)

In Film, The Fae, Urban Legends/FolkTales, Wizards/Witches/Pagans on 9 May, 2011 at 7:15 am

The week ending on 1 May, 2011 was a great week for all types of preternatural films. According to Rentrak’s OnDemand Essentials Service five of the week’s ten most-viewed titles dealt with other races, wizards, fairy tales or realities beyond the every day one “normals” share.

The top five  preternatural videos-on-demand (VOD) were:

  • Gulliver’s Travels – Released to VOD on 19 April, this updated tale from Twentieth Century Fox snuck past wizards, warriors, princesses and technology to become the third most-viewed title  of the previous week.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – The first half of the much-anticipated conclusion to Warner Bros. Harry Potter franchise hung in to claim the Number 4 spot on the list.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader – The newest preternatural film which Twentieth Century Fox only released to VOD on 22 April manged to climb into the Number 5 spot.
  • Tangled – This animated retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale from Buena Vista was the eighth most-viewed film despite having been released to VOD audiences back on 29 March.
  • Tron: Legacy – Technology held on to the Number 9 spot for the week. Buena Vista released this film to VOD audiences on 5 April.

Have you seen any or all of these films? Which is your favorite and why?

  1. I’ve actually seen all of these (not sure what that says about me) and my favorite was probably Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The films have gotten better over time and this one was a very solid movie.

    Gulliver’s Travels seemed to me to have missed the core of Swift’s commentary and biting sarcasm. I was never a fan of that particular Narnia book and I think that the movie didn’t embody enough of the desperation involved in the voyage. Tangled was okay but very Disney. And Tron, while good, didn’t capture the same wonder that the first one did with its special effects.

    That’s my $.02

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