March 18, 2021
DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age again took the top spot on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended March 13, which saw all of the top nine releases stay in place.
The Watched at Home chart tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental).
A computer-animated sequel to 2013’s The Croods, A New Age, distributed by Universal Pictures, has topped the Watched at Home chart for three straight weeks and four out of five since it debuted on digital sellthrough Feb. 9. It arrived on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Feb. 23. The film features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Dinklage, and follows the caveman Crood family as they encounter the more civilized Bettermans.
Repeating at No. 2 was Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich. And repeating at No. 3 was STX Films’ Gerard Butler-starring disaster film Greenland, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 9 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Promising Young Woman, which just picked up five Oscar noms on top of its four Golden Globe nominations, moved up two spots to No. 10. The revenge thriller, which debuted on digital March 2, is distributed by Universal. It stars Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan as a former medical student who was headed for success until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. It hit Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 16, just after the chart’s reporting period.
The week’s top newcomer was Universal’s Tom Hanks Western News of the World, about a former Army captain in the 1870s who moves from town to town sharing the news and agrees to help reunite a girl kidnapped by the Kiowa with her family. It picked up Oscar noms for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Sound, but not one for Hanks in the lead role. It ranked No. 11 on the Watched at Home chart in its digital sellthrough debut.
The other newcomers were thrillers Crisis (No. 17) and Death Saved My Life (No. 18,) as well as the 2012 Christopher Nolan DC superhero film The Dark Knight Rises, which landed at No. 19.
- The Croods: A New Age (Universal)
- Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
- Greenland (Universal/STX)
- Girl in the Basement (A+E)
- Wrong Turn (2021) (Lionsgate)
- Fatale (Lionsgate)
- Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- Tenet (Warner)
- Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
- Promising Young Woman (Universal)
- News of the World (Universal)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Freaky (Universal)
- Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
- Let Him Go (Universal)
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Warner)
- Crisis (Quiver Distribution)
- Death Saved My Life (A+E)
- The Dark Knight Rises (Warner)
- Silk Road (Lionsgate)
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 March 13.