May 21, 2020
Home viewership for Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, 20th Century Fox’s The Call of the Wild, and Sony Pictures’ Fantasy Island soared after the three films were released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 12.
Birds of Prey, a superhero sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, shot to No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended May 16, up from No. 8 the prior week.
The Call of the Wild, an adventure film starring Harrison Ford and based on the classic Jack London novel, soared to No. 4 from No. 13 on the chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.
And Fantasy Island, a Blumhouse Productions horror film starring Michael Peña and scream queen Lucy Hale, debuted at No. 6 in the wake of its May 12 release on disc.
Also new to the weekly chart is Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man, which debuted at No. 14 after it became available for digital purchase through retailers such as Redbox on Demand, FandangoNow, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.
The film, about a woman stalked by her “invisible,” and supposedly dead, boyfriend, had initially been released to home audiences in mid-March, when movie theaters went dark due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, at a premium VOD price of $19.99. Consumers can now buy it for $14.99.
Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, a superhero film based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name, slipped to No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart from No. 1 the prior week.
Another Sony Pictures film, Bad Boys for Life, dropped a notch to No. 3 from No. 2, with Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog rounding out the top five after finishing at No. 3 the prior week.
- Birds of Prey (Warner)
- Bloodshot (Sony)
- Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
- The Call of the Wild (Fox, 2020)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
- Fantasy Island (Sony)
- I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
- Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
- The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
- 1917 (Universal)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
- Dolittle (Universal)
- Little Women (Sony, 2019)
- The Invisible Man (Universal, 2020)
- Knives Out (Lionsgate)
- Rick and Morty Season 4 (Warner)
- Gretel & Hansel (Warner)
- Underwater (Fox)
- Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
- Yellowstone Season 2 (Paramount)
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 May 16