‘After We Collided’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart for Second Week

After We Collided, a romantic drama from Open Road Films, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Oct. 31, its second week in the top spot.

A sequel to 2019’s After and based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film stars Josephine Langford as a college girl dealing with the aftermath of an intense breakup.

No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week was Disney’s Hocus Pocus, a perennial Halloween favorite, up three spots from the previous week.

Other movies getting a boost from the lead-up to Halloween include Warner’s Beetlejuice at No. 4, Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at No. 7, Universal’s 2018 remake of Halloween at No. 9, the 1978 original Halloween from Lionsgate at No. 10, Miramax’s Scream from 1996 at No. 16, Sony Pictures’ 1984 classic Ghostbusters at No. 17, and Universal’s Casper at No. 19.

In addition, the new horror movie Spell, from Paramount, entered the chart after making its VOD debut Oct. 30. The film stars Omari Hardwick as a man who finds himself the captive of a witch (Loretta Devine) after a storm causes the plane carrying him and his family to crash en route to his father’s funeral in Appalachia. While she claims she can nurse him back to health using dark magic, he desperately seeks a means to break free and save his family from a sinister ritual.

Also new to the list at No. 3 is the political documentary Trump Card from conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. The film, an examination of the policy positions held by Democrats in public office, has been available for digital distribution since Oct. 9 but picked up more viewers as the Nov. 3 presidential election approached.

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Other newcomers to the weekly list include Funimation’s My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising at No. 6, MGM’s The Wolf of Snow Hollow at No. 15, and the fifth season of NBC’s “This Is Us,” produced by 20th Television, at No. 19.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is an anime film based on the “My Hero Academia” manga franchise. It was released in U.S. theaters in December 2019 and made more than $13 million at the domestic box office, making its way to digital retailers Oct. 13 and on Blu-ray Oct. 27.

The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a humorous horror film about a small Utah town being terrorized by a werewolf. It has been available through VOD since Oct. 9.

“This Is Us” is the NBC drama series that stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia and examines the story of a family through multiple generations, jumping between different time frames. The fifth season premiered with a two-part episode Oct. 27.

  1. After We Collided (Open Road)
  2. Hocus Pocus (Disney)
  3. Trump Card (D’Souza Media)
  4. Beetlejuice (Warner)
  5. Spell (Paramount)
  6. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Funimation)
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
  8. Ava (Vertical)
  9. Halloween (2018, Universal)
  10. Halloween (1978, Lionsgate)
  11. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  12. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  13. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  14. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  15. The Wolf of Snow Hollow (MGM)
  16. Scream (Miramax)
  17. Ghostbusters (Sony Pictures)
  18. This Is Us: Season 5 (20th Television)
  19. Casper (Universal)
  20. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (Universal)

 

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 Oct. 31.

‘After We Collided,’ ‘Back to the Future’ Collection Top Weekly ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

After We Collided, a romantic drama from Open Road Films, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Oct. 24.

The film, a sequel to 2019’s After and based on the best-selling book of the same name, stars Josephine Langford as a college girl, Tessa Young, dealing with the aftermath of an intense breakup. The film was released Oct. 23 in select theaters and digitally (for rental and purchase) and will be issued on DVD on Nov. 24. The cast also includes Hero Fiennes Tiffin (as Tessa’s ex, Hardin Scott), Dylan Sprouse, Shane Paul McGhie, Candice King, Khadijha Red Thunder, Inanna Sarkis, Samuel Larsen and Selma Blair.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy debuted at No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy, containing all three movies in the series, was released Oct. 20 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the first film.

In 1985, Director Robert Zemeckis, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer/screenwriter Bob Gale began the three-part journey with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time-traveling DeLorean to the past, present and future. The collection, featuring discbook packing, comes with a bonus disc with more than an hour of new content, such as rare audition footage from actors Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell; a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by Gale; a sneak peek at the new musical show; and a special episode of the YouTube series “Could You Survive The Movies?” Exclusives include the 4K trilogy with levitating hoverboard replica at Amazon, the Blu-ray trilogy with levitating hoverboard replica at Target, and steelbook editions at Best Buy.

Vertical Entertainment’s Ava finished the week at No. 3, the same spot it held the previous week, while Warner Bros.’ eight-film collection of “Harry Potter” movies slipped to No. 4 from No. 2.

Rounding out the top five on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Oct. 24 was the Walt Disney Co.’s Hocus Pocus, a perennial Halloween favorite, down from No. 4 the prior week.

Other newcomers to the chart are Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!, from Warner Bros; the World War II drama  A Call to Spy (No. 18), from IFC Films; and Universal Pictures’ Tremors: Shrieker Island (No. 19).

Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! is the 31st direct-to-video movie based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic. It was released on DVD and through digital retailers on Oct. 6, although it was available previously (since Sept. 15) as a Walmart exclusive.

A Call to Spy is a historical drama  written and produced by Sarah Megan Thomas and directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher. Based on the true stories of three women who worked as spies in British war leader Winston Churchill’s Secret Army, the film stars Sarah Megan Thomas, Radhika Apte and Stana Katic. A Call to Spy was released domestically Oct. 2 in theaters and through digital retailers.

Tremors: Shrieker Island, the seventh film in the long-running “Tremors” thriller franchise, was released Oct. 20 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD as well as through digital retailers. The film finds Michael Gross returning as Graboid hunter Burt Gummer, joined by Jon Heder as his potential protégé as they take on a batch of genetically modified Graboids terrorizing a tropical island. Also on Oct. 20 Universal issued all seven “Tremors” movies in a five-DVD set.

  1. After We Collided (Open Road)
  2. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (Universal)
  3. Ava (Vertical)
  4. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  5. Hocus Pocus (Disney)
  6. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  7. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  8. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  9. Beetlejuice (Warner)
  10. The Secret: Dare to Dream (Lionsgate)
  11. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
  13. The Phenomenon (1091)
  14. Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo (Warner)
  15. Halloween (2018, Universal)
  16. Then Came You (Vertical)
  17. Batman: Death in the Family (Warner)
  18. A Call to Spy (IFC)
  19. Tremors: Shrieker Island (Universal)
  20. Trolls World Tour (Universal)

 

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 Oct. 24.