February 11, 2021
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Let Him Go debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Feb. 6.
The drama, which stars Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as a married couple who leave their Montana ranch to trek through North Dakota to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a ruthless family, earned $9.4 million through a limited domestic box office run.
Let Him Go sold about three times as many total copies as the week’s No. 2 seller, Warner’s Batman: Soul of the Dragon. The latest direct-to-vide0 animated movie based on DC Comics characters had been the top seller a week earlier. On the Blu-ray, chart, Batman: Soul of the Dragon sold 78% as many copies as Let Him Go, as Blu-ray Disc accounted for 31% of Let Him Go Sales compared with 68% for Soul of the Dragon (which had 11% of its total from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo packs).
Two other new releases cracked the overall top 20 as well. Paramount’s Breach, a sci-fi/horror hybrid starring Bruce Willis as a janitor in the future battling aliens on a spaceship of humans colonizing another planet, debuted at No. 5 overall with a DVD-only disc release.
Universal’s romantic drama Wild Mountain Thyme, also a DVD-only disc offering, debuted at No. 17.
The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 7 also had Let Him Go at No. 1. The Redbox-exclusive disc version of Vertical Entertainment’s Shadow in the Cloud debuted at No. 2, and Breach was No. 3.
The previous week’s top rental, Universal’s Come Play, dropped to No. 4, followed by the Liam Neeson-starrer Honest Thief, also from Universal, at No. 5.