November 5, 2020
After We Collided, a romantic drama from Open Road Films, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Oct. 31, its second week in the top spot.
A sequel to 2019’s After and based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film stars Josephine Langford as a college girl dealing with the aftermath of an intense breakup.
No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week was Disney’s Hocus Pocus, a perennial Halloween favorite, up three spots from the previous week.
Other movies getting a boost from the lead-up to Halloween include Warner’s Beetlejuice at No. 4, Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at No. 7, Universal’s 2018 remake of Halloween at No. 9, the 1978 original Halloween from Lionsgate at No. 10, Miramax’s Scream from 1996 at No. 16, Sony Pictures’ 1984 classic Ghostbusters at No. 17, and Universal’s Casper at No. 19.
In addition, the new horror movie Spell, from Paramount, entered the chart after making its VOD debut Oct. 30. The film stars Omari Hardwick as a man who finds himself the captive of a witch (Loretta Devine) after a storm causes the plane carrying him and his family to crash en route to his father’s funeral in Appalachia. While she claims she can nurse him back to health using dark magic, he desperately seeks a means to break free and save his family from a sinister ritual.
Also new to the list at No. 3 is the political documentary Trump Card from conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. The film, an examination of the policy positions held by Democrats in public office, has been available for digital distribution since Oct. 9 but picked up more viewers as the Nov. 3 presidential election approached.
Other newcomers to the weekly list include Funimation’s My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising at No. 6, MGM’s The Wolf of Snow Hollow at No. 15, and the fifth season of NBC’s “This Is Us,” produced by 20th Television, at No. 19.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is an anime film based on the “My Hero Academia” manga franchise. It was released in U.S. theaters in December 2019 and made more than $13 million at the domestic box office, making its way to digital retailers Oct. 13 and on Blu-ray Oct. 27.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a humorous horror film about a small Utah town being terrorized by a werewolf. It has been available through VOD since Oct. 9.
“This Is Us” is the NBC drama series that stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia and examines the story of a family through multiple generations, jumping between different time frames. The fifth season premiered with a two-part episode Oct. 27.
- After We Collided (Open Road)
- Hocus Pocus (Disney)
- Trump Card (D’Souza Media)
- Beetlejuice (Warner)
- Spell (Paramount)
- My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Funimation)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
- Ava (Vertical)
- Halloween (2018, Universal)
- Halloween (1978, Lionsgate)
- Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
- Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- The Wolf of Snow Hollow (MGM)
- Scream (Miramax)
- Ghostbusters (Sony Pictures)
- This Is Us: Season 5 (20th Television)
- Casper (Universal)
- Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (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. 31.