October 29, 2020
After We Collided, a romantic drama from Open Road Films, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Oct. 24.
The film, a sequel to 2019’s After and based on the best-selling book of the same name, stars Josephine Langford as a college girl, Tessa Young, dealing with the aftermath of an intense breakup. The film was released Oct. 23 in select theaters and digitally (for rental and purchase) and will be issued on DVD on Nov. 24. The cast also includes Hero Fiennes Tiffin (as Tessa’s ex, Hardin Scott), Dylan Sprouse, Shane Paul McGhie, Candice King, Khadijha Red Thunder, Inanna Sarkis, Samuel Larsen and Selma Blair.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy debuted at No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.
Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy, containing all three movies in the series, was released Oct. 20 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the first film.
In 1985, Director Robert Zemeckis, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer/screenwriter Bob Gale began the three-part journey with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time-traveling DeLorean to the past, present and future. The collection, featuring discbook packing, comes with a bonus disc with more than an hour of new content, such as rare audition footage from actors Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell; a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by Gale; a sneak peek at the new musical show; and a special episode of the YouTube series “Could You Survive The Movies?” Exclusives include the 4K trilogy with levitating hoverboard replica at Amazon, the Blu-ray trilogy with levitating hoverboard replica at Target, and steelbook editions at Best Buy.
Vertical Entertainment’s Ava finished the week at No. 3, the same spot it held the previous week, while Warner Bros.’ eight-film collection of “Harry Potter” movies slipped to No. 4 from No. 2.
Rounding out the top five on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Oct. 24 was the Walt Disney Co.’s Hocus Pocus, a perennial Halloween favorite, down from No. 4 the prior week.
Other newcomers to the chart are Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!, from Warner Bros; the World War II drama A Call to Spy (No. 18), from IFC Films; and Universal Pictures’ Tremors: Shrieker Island (No. 19).
Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! is the 31st direct-to-video movie based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic. It was released on DVD and through digital retailers on Oct. 6, although it was available previously (since Sept. 15) as a Walmart exclusive.
A Call to Spy is a historical drama written and produced by Sarah Megan Thomas and directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher. Based on the true stories of three women who worked as spies in British war leader Winston Churchill’s Secret Army, the film stars Sarah Megan Thomas, Radhika Apte and Stana Katic. A Call to Spy was released domestically Oct. 2 in theaters and through digital retailers.
Tremors: Shrieker Island, the seventh film in the long-running “Tremors” thriller franchise, was released Oct. 20 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD as well as through digital retailers. The film finds Michael Gross returning as Graboid hunter Burt Gummer, joined by Jon Heder as his potential protégé as they take on a batch of genetically modified Graboids terrorizing a tropical island. Also on Oct. 20 Universal issued all seven “Tremors” movies in a five-DVD set.
- After We Collided (Open Road)
- Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (Universal)
- Ava (Vertical)
- Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- Hocus Pocus (Disney)
- Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
- Beetlejuice (Warner)
- The Secret: Dare to Dream (Lionsgate)
- The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
- The Phenomenon (1091)
- Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo (Warner)
- Halloween (2018, Universal)
- Then Came You (Vertical)
- Batman: Death in the Family (Warner)
- A Call to Spy (IFC)
- Tremors: Shrieker Island (Universal)
- Trolls World Tour (Universal)
Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Oct. 24.