‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Most-Watched Movie in Homes for Third Straight Week

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog remained on top of the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended June 6, its third consecutive week at No. 1.

With the COVID-19 production halts and movie theater closures beginning to impact the home entertainment pipeline, a lack of high-profile new releases is finding older releases dominating the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Sonic the Hedgehog, based on a popular video game franchises, first hit No. 1 on the chart three weeks ago after it was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Sonic earned $146 million at the domestic box office before theaters shut down in mid-March due to governmental shutdown orders intended to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases. Earlier this week, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) said it expects upwards of 90% of movie screens in the world to re-open by July 17.

Sonic was released digitally on March 31 for digital purchase only.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man remake also remained at No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended June 6, a position it vaulted into the prior week after its May 26 release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

The Invisible Man became available through digital retailers on May 12, after appearing as a premium video-on-demand (PVOD) rental at $19.99 on March 16, after movie theaters were shuttered.

The remainder of the “Watched at Home” chart also is largely unchanged from the prior week.

Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn and two Sony Pictures releases, Bad Boys for Life and Jumanji: The Next Level, repeated at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Walt Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker returned to the chart, at No. 18, after a week-long absence.

New to the chart, at No. 15, is RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season 5, its popularity buoyed after it debuted on MTV June 5.

Season four of the Adult Swim TV series “Rick and Morty” shot up the chart to No. 10 from No. 16 the prior week. The first appeared on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended May 9, debuting at No. 17.

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  2. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  3. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  4. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  6. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  7. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  8. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  9. Onward (Disney)
  10. Rick and Morty: Season 4 (Warner)
  11. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  12. 1917 (Universal)
  13. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  14. Dolittle (Universal)
  15. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season 5 (MTV)
  16. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  17. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Warner)
  18. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  19. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  20. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (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 June 6

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