Reelgood: ‘A Man Called Otto’ Tops Weekly Streaming Following Netflix Debut

Sony Pictures’ comedy drama A Man Called Otto topped weekly U.S. streaming following its debut on Netflix, which has an exclusive Pay 1 distribution deal for the studio’s theatrical releases, according to new data from Reelgood. The company tracks real-time data from 5 million platform users living in the United States across SVOD and AVOD services for original and acquired streaming programs and movies.

The movie, starring Tom Hanks as a grumpy widower who meets his match in a quick-witted, pregnant neighbor named Marisol, upended the previous chart topper, Netflix’s original political drama “The Diplomat,” which moved to No. 2. The Apple TV+ original series “Silo,” starring Mission: Impossible co-star Rebecca Ferguson, rounded out the podium at No. 3.

Amazon Freevee’s “Jury Duty” moved up to No. 4, while the Netflix newcomer “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” entered the chart at No. 8.

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JustWatch: ‘A Man Called Otto,’ ‘Silo’ Top Weekly Streaming, Transactional VOD Charts Through May 7

A Man Called Otto, Sony Pictures’ remake of Sweden’s 2015 original movie A Man Called Ove and starring Tom Hanks, finished No. 1 on the JustWatch chart for the week ended May 7, which tracks the streaming video habits, including digital retail and rental, of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

Movie held off the digital transactional debut of Paramount Pictures’ Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which finished No. 2 despite costing $19.99 to rent and $26.99 to purchase; and Universal Pictures’ horror comedy Renfield, which costs $19.99 to rent and $24.99 to purchase.

Among episodic programming, Apple TV+ original series “Silo,” Amazon Freevee’s reality-based comedy “Jury Duty,” and Prime Video’s “Citadel” topped weekly streaming, relegating Netflix’s “The Diplomat,” the HBO Max miniseries “White House Plumbers,” and the prequel series “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” to the last three spots on the chart.

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‘A Man Called Otto’ Tops U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Sales Chart Through March 29

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s A Man Called Otto rose to the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart, the weekly home entertainment sales listing. Overtaking several previous chart toppers, the Tom Hanks-starring family drama managed the feat on digital retails sales only.

A close second in unit sales was Sony’s Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, which rebounded one spot to No. 2, finishing just ahead of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at No. 3.

The previous week’s No. 1, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elvis, dropped three spots to No. 4, while the studio’s DC comics-based Black Adam rose three spots to No. 5.

The week’s highest new entry was Paramount Home Entertainment’s comedy-drama Babylon (No. 6), with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt leading an ensemble cast showcasing the rise and fall of several characters in the decadent and depraved early days of Hollywood.

Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick was No. 7, while Keanu Reeves enjoyed two consecutive spots in the top 10 with John Wick: Chapter 2 (No. 8) and John Wick (No. 9) — both apparently released by Warner in the U.K. — following the theatrical release of John Wick: Chapter 4. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum also enjoyed a retail resurgence at No. 14.

Finally, Sony’s Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (No. 10) rounded out the week’s top 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – March 29, 2023

Rank Previous Week
Movie Distributor
1 5 A MAN CALLED OTTO SONY PICTURES
2 3 ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL SONY PICTURES
3 2 PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH UNIVERSAL
4 1 ELVIS WARNER
5 8 BLACK ADAM WARNER
6 NEW BABYLON PARAMOUNT
7 7 TOP GUN: MAVERICK PARAMOUNT
8 RETURN JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 WARNER
9 RETURN JOHN WICK WARNER
10 4 WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY SONY PICTURES

© Official Charts Company 2023

‘A Man Called Otto’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘The Whale’ Tops Digital Chart

Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 19.

The drama, based on the best-seller A Man Called Ove, stars Tom Hanks as a man who no longer sees purpose in life after the death of his wife. He is ready to end it until he meets an unlikely friend. It was No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

The No. 1 Redbox On Demand title was A24’s Oscar-winning drama The Whale, which stars Brendan Fraser as a reclusive overweight English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his daughter. The film won two Oscars — Best Actor for Fraser, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. It was No. 3 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks. The film is distributed on disc by Lionsgate.

The top disc rental the previous two weeks, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, dropped to No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart. The sequel from DreamWorks Animation finds the feline swashbuckler seeking a magical wishing star in order to restore his nine lives.

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No. 4 on both charts was Screen Media’s The Ritual Killer, a thriller starring Cole Hauser as a detective who seeks advice from a professor (Morgan Freeman) to decode the ritualistic killings of a murderer.

The No. 5 disc rental was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, coming off an Oscar win for Best Picture.

The No. 3 digital title was Universal’s Cocaine Bear, the comedic thriller about a bear in the 1980s that comes across a stash of cocaine in the woods, gets addicted and goes on a rampage. It is now available for PVOD viewing.

No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart was Lionsgate’s Mindcage, a thriller about two detectives who seek the help of an incarcerated serial killer to catch a copycat.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended March 19:

  1. A Man Called Otto — Sony Pictures
  2. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — Universal/DreamWorks
  3. The Whale — Lionsgate
  4. The Ritual Killer — Screen Media
  5. Everything Everywhere All at Once — Lionsgate
  6. Devotion — Paramount
  7. The Old Way — Lionsgate
  8. Legacy Peak — Sony Pictures
  9. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Sony Pictures
  10. Black Adam — Warner

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended March 19:

  1. The Whale — A24
  2. A Man Called Otto — Sony Pictures
  3. Cocaine Bear — Universal
  4. The Ritual Killer — Screen Media
  5. Mindcage — Lionsgate
  6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever  — Disney/Marvel
  7. Scream (2022) — Paramount
  8. The Old Way — Lionsgate
  9. Supercell — Sony Pictures
  10. Missing — Sony Pictures

 

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Sony Pictures Sets Home Release Dates for ‘A Man Called Otto’

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced home release dates for the Tom Hanks starrer A Man Called Otto, about a grumpy widower whose life changes after he makes an unlikely friend.

The film will be available for rent or purchase through digital retailers on Feb. 28, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on March 14. 

Bonus features include a making-of documentary titled “Breaking The Rules: Making A Man Called Otto“; the music video to the end credit song “Til You’re Home,” with Rita Wilson and Sebastián Yatra; and a deleted scene.

Hanks stars as Otto, a grump who no longer sees purpose in his life following the loss of his wife. Otto is ready to end it all, but his plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door, and he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol. She challenges him to see life differently, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world around.

Based on the New York Times best-seller A Man Called Ove, A Man Called Otto earned nearly $61 million at the domestic box office.

‘Avatar 2,’ ‘M3GAN,’ ‘A Man Called Otto’ to Top Weekend Box Office Podium

With another $35 million in projected revenue over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend through Jan. 15, 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water continues to narrow the gap to a $2 billion global box office. The 2009 original Avatar holds the record as the top-grossing movie ever with more than $2.9 billion in ticket sales.

In the runner-up spot, Universal Pictures’ M3GAN is expected to continue its successful theatrical run with another $17 million in ticket sales, followed by Sony/Columbia Pictures’ surging feel-good movie, A Man Called Otto, starring Tom Hanks, with $12 million in estimated box office revenue.

Edged off the podium appears to be Universal’s Puss in Boots sequel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, with another $11.2 million in projected ticket sales.

New releases over the weekend include Lionsgate’s airline actioner, Plane, starring Gerard Butler, with $7 million in projected revenue, and Warner Bros. Pictures’ House Party, a reboot of the same-titled 1990s franchise.

Both Plane and Otto topped $600,000, respectively, in Thursday screenings.