Emerging Apps on The iOS Top Grossing List: Overkill, Angry Birds Rio & Everyday

Even though Apple’s list of top-grossing apps is a little more stagnant than the free and paid categories, there are tiny shifts each week as new titles emerge. Virtually all of the apps that have recently cracked the top 50 highest-grossing list are paid, not free-to-play.

New Titles Within Top 50 iPhone Top Grossing Apps List

Angry Birds Rio iPhoneAngry Birds Rio — The biggest title of the day is the newest release from the Angry Birds franchise, Rovio Mobile‘s Angry Birds Rio. Less than a day old, the game is already the #1 top grossing game for iPhone at the cost of $0.99. Filled with the same basic physics puzzles as previous titles, players launch avian artillery in order to topple structures. This time around, however, the game is a tie-in to Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming animated film Rio. After raising a $42 million round led by Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures, we profiled Rovio’s ambitious plans for the next year here.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard — Released March 17th, the $6.99 iPhone game, Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard is still doing well for itself. Created by international developer and publisher Gameloft, the game was recently #6 on the top grossing list, but has since fallen to #26. The game itself is a first-person shooter. However, unlike others from the genre, Rainbow Six titles are often considered “realistic” in that careful, strategic movements and team member deployment is crucial, as it is very easy to die.

Pimp Your Screen — Yes, the iPhone customization app, Pimp Your Screen, from European developer Apalon is still about, and still within the top grossing list. The app has dropped to #29 in the past few days, but at $0.99 it is still doing well. Released on March 10th, the title allows users to customize their iPhones with brilliant neon backgrounds, effects and icon skins.

OverkillOverkill — Overkill is a new iPhone app from the Czech Republic’s Craneballs Studios. A very small three-year-old outfit of seven, the company has brought its free-to-play app all the way to #34 on the top grossing list. A first-person shooter, Overkill comes with a wide variety of enemies and weaponry, many of which must be purchased using virtual currency. The app was released March 17th.

Talking Lila the Fairy — Released March 19th, paid app Talking Lila the Fairy grabbed the #47 spot on the top grossing list. Developed by Slovenian company Outfit7, whose we profiled in January, this toy allows users to talk and interact with a 3D virtual character, a fairy named Lila. During interactions, players can easily make and share videos via YouTube, Facebook, email, or MMS. The app runs $0.99.

EverydayEveryday — In at #48 is a curious $1.99 app called Everyday. Developed by a startup videographer Adam Lisagor and Noah Kalina, who infamously took a photo of himself every day for six years, the application allows users to do the same – using push notifications as reminders. It lets them align photos perfectly so that they can make videos of how they change over the course of time. Videos can then be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr.

iStunt 2 — The decade old British developer Miniclip keeps its paid app, iStunt 2, just within the top 50 grossing iPhone apps at #49. Released March 9th, the $0.99 game features absurd physics as players race down dangerous slaloms littered with pitfalls, reverse gravity, and saws. Miniclip also plays host to the online games site, Miniclip.com, and says it has a userbase around 65 million. We reviewed the game here.

New Titles Within Top 50 iPad Top Grossing Apps List

Angry Birds Rio HDAngry Birds Rio HD — Rovio Mobile is almost two for two, as their new title, Angry Birds Rio HD almost tops the top grossing apps charts for iPad as well. The physics-oriented puzzle game of launching birds into poorly designed structures holds up at #2 (though it will likely reach #1 in due time) at the cost of $2.99. As one might expect, the game play is identical to the iPhone counterpart, only with higher resolution and on a bigger screen. Like the iPhone version, Angry Birds Rio was released today, March 22nd.