Jerry Seinfeld Loses His Netflix #1 to Brooke Shields in ‘Mother of the Bride’

Jerry Seinfeld’s highly touted (and largely panned) feature directorial debut, “Unfrosted,” spent four days leading Netflix’s top 10 movie chart before another Netflix original, “Mother of the Bride” starring Brooke Shields, took the slot before the thematically appropriate weekend holiday.

“Unfrosted” led for just four days, with “Shrek” from 2001 leading midweek before the debut of “Bride.” The Dreamworks animated classic is still in second place, while Seinfeld’s Pop-Tarts comedy dropped to fourth.

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“Bride” comes from director Mark Waters. Perhaps best known for his “Freaky Friday” remake and the original “Mean Girls,” Waters went on to direct “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Vampire Academy,” and “Bad Santa 2.” In the new rom-com, Shields is a mom who realizes the father of her future son-in-law broke her heart decades ago.

“Bride” and “Unfrosted” are the sole Netflix originals on its weekly list of the top 10 domestic movies. Reflecting the start of summer’s school vacations, the list also includes “Shrek 2,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

Henry Cavill and Alan Richson in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’Lionsgate

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” (Sony) replaced “Dune: Part Two” (Warner Bros.) as #1 at both iTunes and Fandango. Another new release on the charts is Guy Ritchie’s “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” (Lionsgate), currently #2 at iTunes and third at Fandango. “Abigail” (Universal) is second at Fandango, #4 at iTunes.

Crime thriller “The Last Stop in Yuma County” (Well Go) ranks seventh at iTunes with a $6.99 rental price. A critically acclaimed debut from director Francis Galluppi, it received only minor festival play before its home release. He’s already signed to helm the next “Evil Dead” movie.

“Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” (WB) is set for Tuesday release, with unconfirmed reports that “Challengers” (Amazon MGM) will debut this Friday.

Top 10s

iTunes ranks films daily by number of transactions, while Fandango at Home lists by revenue. The listings below are for Monday, May 13.

The distributors listed are current rights owners. Prices for all titles are for lowest for either rental or download.


1. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (WB) – $19.99

2. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Lionsgate) – $19.99

3. Dune: Part Two (WB) – $24.99

4. Abigail (Universal) – $19.99

5. Chief of Station (Vertical) – $6.99

6. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Lionsgate) – $5.99

7. The Last Stop in Yuma County (Well Go) – $6.99

8. Kung Fu Panda 4 (Universal) – $19.99

9. Arthur the King (Lionsgate) – $19.99

10. One Life (Bleecker Street) – $5.99

Fandango at Home

1. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (Sony) – $19.99

2. Abigail (Universal) – $19.99

3. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Lionsgate) – $19.99

4. Dune: Part Two (WB) – $24.99

5. Kung Fu Panda 4 (Universal) – $19.99

6. Arthur the King (Lionsgate) – $19.99

7. Late Night with the Devil (IFC Films) – $14.99

8. Monkey Man (Universal) – $19.99

9. Madame Web (Sony) – $5.99

10. The Long Game (Emick) – $19.99

Netflix Movies

These are the most-viewed, current rankings on Netflix’s domestic daily chart on Monday, May 13. Originals include both Netflix-produced and acquired titles it initially presents in the U.S. Netflix publishes its own worldwide weekly top 10 on Tuesdays based on time viewed.

1. Mother of the Bride (Netflix original)

2. Shrek (2001 theatrical release)

3. The Courier (2020 theatrical release)

4. Unfrosted (Netflix original)

5. The Judge (2014 theatrical release)

6. Shrek Forever After (2010 theatrical release)

7. The Equalizer (2014 theatrical release)

8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008 theatrical release)

9. One More Shot (2024 VOD release)

10. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023 theatrical release)

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