January 28, 2021
The Vertical Entertainment drama American Skin, about a Marine veteran who seeks justice when his son is killed by a police officer, jumped to No. 1 from No. 10 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Jan. 23, toppling Warner Bros.’ Tenet from the top spot it had occupied for the last three weeks.
American Skin had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2019. Vertical Entertainment acquired the film last December and gave it a multi-platform release on Jan. 15. Lionsgate will release the film on DVD on March 9.
Tenet slipped to No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental) compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.
Universal Pictures’ Honest Thief and The War With Grandpa each backtracked a spot as well, finishing at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
Season 3 of Paramount’s “Yellowstone” again rounded out the top five.
Three new releases and one catalog title debuted on the “Watched at Home” chart.
The IFC Films documentary MLK/FBI was the top debut, landing at No. 10, followed by Let Him Go, a Universal Pictures crime drama starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, at No. 11.
The STX thriller Horizon Line bowed at No. 15, while Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street checked in at No. 19.
MLK/FBI is a documentary by Sam Pollard that follows late Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. as he is probed and hassled by the FBI and its notorious director, J. Edgar Hoover. The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto Film Festival and was given a multi-platform release by IFC Films on Jan. 15.
Let Him Go, based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson, stars Coster and Lane as a husband and wife who, following the death of their son, leave their Montana ranch to trek through North Dakota to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a ruthless family. The film earned $9.4 million in U.S. theaters and was released for digital sellthrough on Jan. 19. It will make its Blu-ray Disc and DVD debut on Feb. 2.
Horizon Line is a Swedish adventure thriller released on VOD on Jan. 12. The film follows a couple on a small plane that crash lands on an island that is actually a sandbar, with the two struggling to stay alive before the tide rises.
- American Skin (Vertical)
- Tenet (Warner)
- Honest Thief (Universal)
- The War with Grandpa (Universal)
- Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Love and Monsters (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
- Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- MLK/FMI (IFC Films)
- Let Him Go (Universal)
- The Office: The Complete Series (Universal)
- The Informer (Vertical)
- Spell (Paramount)
- Horizon Line (STX)
- The Craft: Legacy (Sony Pictures)
- Unhinged (Lionsgate)
- 100% Wolf (Viva)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Warner)
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 Jan. 23.