‘The Invisible Man’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart as ‘Yellowstone’ S3 Linear Premier Boosts Sales of Earlier Seasons

Continued interest in Universal Pictures’ acclaimed The Invisible Man remake sent the thriller to the top of the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended June 20, ending a four-week run at No. 1 by Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog.

The Invisible Man debuted at No. 2 three weeks ago after its May 26 release on Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD and DVD. The film 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.

Sonic finished the week at No. 2.

Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level, available for home viewing since March, jumped up three spots to No. 3 on the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

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The home entertainment pipeline is now feeling the impact of COVID-19 production halts and movie theater closures, three months after the country was effectively shuttered. Traditional 90-day windows gave home entertainment a grace period, but studio marketers are now turning to catalog, TV product and other programming to fill the void.

To that end, the linear premier of the third season of “Yellowstone” stoked consumer interest in the two previous seasons, both available on disc and digitally from Paramount Home Entertainment. Yellowstone Season 1, initially released on disc in December 2018, shot up the “Watched at Home” chart to No. 4 from No. 17 the prior week, while Yellowstone: Season 2, released on DVD in November 2019, debuted at No. 10.

According to Deadline, the Season 3 debut of “Yellowstone” on June 21 across four networks – three Paramount Network telecasts and three simulcasts on CMT, TV Land and Pop –  attracted 6.6 million total viewers, making it the top cable premiere so far this year.

Featuring a cast headed by Kevin Costner, “Yellowstone” is centered around the conflicts between a cattle ranch, an Indian reservation and land developers, all of whom share common borders.

Rounding out the top five on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended June 20 was Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, down from No. 4 the prior week.

  1. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Parmount)
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  5. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  6. The Hunt (Universal)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  10. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  11. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  12. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  13. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  14. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  15. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  16. Onward (Disney)
  17. Dolittle (Universal)
  18. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  19. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  20. I Still Believe (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 June 20

‘Birds of Prey’ Tops May Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains Year’s Best

Warner’s Birds of Prey was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for May 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The latest DC Comics adaptation stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and arrived on disc May 12.

The No. 2 seller in May was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, the long-awaited video game adaptation that arrived on disc May 19.

Sony Pictures’ Bloodshoot came in at No. 3 for the month. Based on the Valiant Comics character, the film arrived on disc May 5.

Disney’s under-the-radar disc release of Pixar’s Onward came in at No. 4. The animated film was made available through electronic sellthrough in late March and on the Disney+ streaming service in early April after its theatrical run was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. The disc, which Disney did not promote much at all, arrived May 19.

May’s No. 5 disc seller was Lionsgate’s faith-based drama I Still Believe, a May 5 DVD and Blu-ray release.

Other newcomers on the monthly chart included the May 12 disc of Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild at No. 6, and Universal’s remake of The Invisible Man at No. 9 following its May 26 disc release.

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The year’s top six sellers remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life entered the yearly chart at No. 7. Universal’s 1917 rose a spot to No. 8, while Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap dropped two spots to No. 9. Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate similarly dropped two spots, to No. 10.

Lionsgate’s Knives Out was displaced from the yearly top 10.

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According to NPD, the May 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Warner)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  3. Bloodshot (Sony Pictures)
  4. Onward (Disney)
  5. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  6. The Call of the Wild (Fox)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  8. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  9. The Invisible Man (2020) (Universal)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through May 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)
  10. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)

 

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‘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

‘The Invisible Man’ Soars to No. 2 on ‘Watched at Home’ Chart After Blu-ray, DVD Release

Universal Pictures’ acclaimed reimagining of The Invisible Man soared up the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended May 30 after the thriller was released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

The film, whose theatrical run was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, shot to No. 2 from No. 14 the prior week on the chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

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.

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The subsequent disc and digital releases include more than 20 minutes of bonus content — including a close-up look at lead actress Elisabeth Moss, feature commentary with writer-director Leigh Whannell, and deleted scenes — that were not included on the PVOD release.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog remained at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart. The film, based on a popular video game franchise, captured the top spot the previous week after its release on disc.

Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn slipped to No. 3 from No. 2.

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Rounding out the top five on the “Watched at Home Chart” for the week ended May 30 are Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, repeating at No. 4, and Jumanji: The Next Level, which moved back up the chart to No. 5 from No. 9 the prior week.

Walt Disney’s Onward, catapulted to No. 3 the previous week in the wake of its disc release, fell to No. 7. The studio’s latest Pixar animated feature film has been available since April 3 on the Disney+ subscription streaming service.

  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. Onward (Disney)
  8. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  9. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  10. 1917 (Universal)
  11. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  12. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Warner)
  13. Dolittle (Universal)
  14. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  15. The Way Back (Warner, 2020)
  16. Rick and Morty: Season 4 (Warner)
  17. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  18. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  19. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  20. Emma (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 May 30.

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops in Home Viewership After Blu-ray Disc, DVD Release

Five movies generated significant gains in home viewership after their May 19 release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, led by Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which soared to No. 1 on “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended May 23, up from No. 5 the prior week.

The film, based on a popular video game franchise, has been in the top five of the weekly chart — which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group — ever since its early digital release on March 31.

Walt Disney’s Onward, the studio’s latest Pixar animated feature film, reappeared on the chart at No. 3, also after its release on disc — and in spite of the fact that it has been available since April 3 on the Disney+ subscription streaming service. The film was one of several high-profile movies that was given an early digital release in mid-March after the pandemic-induced shutdown of movie theaters. Onward spent just two weeks in theaters prior to its March 20 digital release.

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Two other films, both from Warner Bros., that returned to the chart after their May 19 release on disc are Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (No. 6) and The Way Back (No. 17).

Universal Pictures’ Emma., also new to Blu-ray Disc and DVD, debuted on the chart at No. 15.

Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, No. 1 the prior week, slipped to No. 2.

Rounding out the top five on the “Watched at Home Chart” for the week ended May 23 are Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life at No. 4 and Bloodshot at No. 5, down from No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  2. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  3. Onward (Disney)
  4. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  5. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  6. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Warner)
  7. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  8. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  10. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  11. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  12. 1917 (Universal)
  13. Dolittle (Universal)
  14. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  15. Emma. (Universal, 2020)
  16. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  17. The Way Back (Warner, 2020)
  18. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  19. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  20. Knives Out (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 May 23

‘Birds of Prey’ Flies to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn 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 May 16.

The latest movie based on DC Comics characters features Margot Robbie reprising her role as Harley Quinn from 2016’s Suicide Squad, and earned $84.2 million during a domestic theatrical run that was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

No. 2 on both charts was another new disc release, the latest adaptation of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. The film, which stars Harrison Ford and a CG-animated dog, earned $62.3 million at U.S. theaters.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, slipped to no. 3 on both charts.

The faith-based I Still Believe, from Lionsgate, was No. 4 on the overall disc chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, in its fourth week, was No. 5 on both charts.

The No. 4 Blu-ray seller was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was No. 6 on the overall sales chart in its seventh week on shelves.

Another newcomer, Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, was No. 7 on both charts after a $26.4 million run in U.S. theaters. The film is a horror-fueled adaptation of the classic TV series.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 64% of first-week Birds of Prey sales, compared with 57% for Call of the Wild and 46% for Fantasy Island. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version comprised 17% of Birds of Prey‘s total, and 7% of Call of the Wild.

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Birds of Prey also debuted at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 17. The previous week’s top rental, Bloodshot, dropped to No. 2.

Fantasy Island debuted as the No. 3 rental, followed by Call of the Wild at No. 4, and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, an early disc release at Redbox, and No. 5.

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Blu-ray Disc, DVD Releases Spur Viewership of ‘Birds of Prey’, ‘Call of the Wild’, ‘Fantasy Island’

Home viewership for Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, 20th Century Fox’s The Call of the Wild, and Sony Pictures’ Fantasy Island soared after the three films were released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 12.

Birds of Prey, a superhero sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, shot to No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended May 16, up from No. 8 the prior week.

The Call of the Wild, an adventure film starring Harrison Ford and based on the classic Jack London novel, soared to No. 4 from No. 13 on the chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

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And Fantasy Island, a Blumhouse Productions horror film starring Michael Peña and scream queen Lucy Hale, debuted at No. 6 in the wake of its May 12 release on disc.

Also new to the weekly chart is Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man, which debuted at No. 14 after it became available for digital purchase through retailers such as Redbox on Demand, FandangoNow, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

The film, about a woman stalked by her “invisible,” and supposedly dead, boyfriend, had initially been released to home audiences in mid-March, when movie theaters went dark due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, at a premium VOD price of $19.99. Consumers can now buy it for $14.99.

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Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, a superhero film based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name, slipped to No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart from No. 1 the prior week.

Another Sony Pictures film, Bad Boys for Life, dropped a notch to No. 3 from No. 2, with Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog rounding out the top five after finishing at No. 3 the prior week.

  1. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  2. Bloodshot (Sony)
  3. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  4. The Call of the Wild (Fox, 2020)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  6. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  7. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  9. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  10. 1917 (Universal)
  11. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  12. Dolittle (Universal)
  13. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
  14. The Invisible Man (Universal, 2020)
  15. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  16. Rick and Morty Season 4 (Warner)
  17. Gretel & Hansel (Warner)
  18. Underwater (Fox)
  19. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  20. Yellowstone Season 2 (Paramount)

 

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 May 16

 

‘Birds of Prey’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Fantasy Island’ Leads the Digital Chart

With its release on disc May 12, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended May 17. The comic book movie, which has been available digitally since March 24, landed at No. 6 on the Redbox On Demand chart, up two spots from the previous week.

The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. The Redbox On Demand chart tracks digital rental transactions.

The top digital title available from Redbox was the Blumhouse horror movie adaptation of Fantasy Island, distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It was the No. 3 disc rental.

The previous week’s top Redbox title, Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot, dropped to No. 2 on both charts.

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Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild debuted at No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 9 on the digital chart.

The No. 5 disc rental was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which is available on disc early through Redbox (the disc sale date is May 19). Sonic was also the No. 4 on Demand title.

The No. 3 digital title, and No. 6 on the disc rental list, was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life.

Warner’s animated Scoob!, which became available digitally May 15 after bypassing theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic, was the No. 5 Redbox On Demand title.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 17:

  1. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  2. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  3. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  4. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  6. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  7. Gretel & Hansel — Warner
  8. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  9. Dolittle — Universal
  10. The Gentlemen — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 17:

  1. Fantasy Island — Sony Pictures
  2. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  3. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  5. Scoob! — Warner
  6. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  8. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  9. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  10. Like a Boss — Paramount

 

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Update (5/21/20): Redbox revised On Demand numbers for this week, combining the unrated and theatrical versions of ‘Fantasy Island,’ which were inadvertently separated, and removing sellthrough numbers from the ‘Scoob!’ digital totals. Redbox announced the On Demand chart no longer tracked digital purchases.

Merchandising: ‘Birds of Prey’ Takes Flight at Retail

‘Birds of Prey’ standard-edition disc covers

Even a pandemic can’t prevent major Hollywood titles from getting their retailer exclusives. Warner’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn landed at retail May 12 with exclusive packaging options from all three of the major national home video retailers.

Best Buy’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Steelbook

Best Buy offered its typical Steelbook packaging for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack of Birds of Prey, at $34.99.

The nation’s largest electronics chain, which has been primarily serving customers through online orders and curbside pickups during the pandemic, also offered a promotion allowing customers to save $5 on another Warner movie with the purchase of Birds of Prey.

Target’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Blu-ray art

Target offered the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack at $24.99 with exclusive box art touting a digital comic book. The cartoony art style likely inspired Target to include the phrase “This is a live-action movie” on its “Only at Target” sticker placed on the outside wrapping.

Walmart’s ‘Birds of Prey’ DVD art

Walmart had a couple of options for Birds of Prey. First was a single-disc DVD edition with exclusive box art for $16.96, contrasted with the regular two-DVD version available everywhere else for $17.99. Walmart didn’t offer the wide-release DVD on its shelves, but did sell it online.

The Walmart DVD includes just the “Birds of a Feather” featurette, rather than the full array of extras fans could get for just $1 more.

Also available at Walmart were Blu-ray and DVD double features of Birds of Prey with 2016’s Suicide Squad, the previous appearance of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Among other titles, Fox’s The Call of the Wild arrived on disc May 12 as well, though the disc versions of the film are nowhere to be found on Amazon. Likewise, preorders for the May 19 disc release of Fox’s Downhill are absent as well. Amazon has had longstanding issues with listing new Disney titles, and it appears some of those problems have now carried over with the Disney-owned Fox releases as well.

Interestingly, one of the biggest concerns about Call of the Wild among online commenters at sites such as Blu-ray.com is that it was being released without a slipcover.

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Again Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life was once again the movie consumers most watched at home during the week that ended May 2.

The third “Bad Boys” film nabbed the top spot on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the previous week, after it was made available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

New to the chart — which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group — is Warner Bros.’ Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, which debuted at No. 17 after its release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is the latest film in the “Mortal Kombat” franchise, based on the Midway Games video game series of the same name. It was released directly to home audiences, first through digital retailers (April 15) and then on disc (April 28).

The film finds the Scorpion character seeking revenge on those who murdered his family after being resurrected by Quan Chi, while Liu Kang, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage are picked to participate on the Mortal Kombat tournament for the fate of Earthrealm.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog jumped up two spots, to No. 2 from No. 4 the previous week, on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart after it became available for digital rental. Previously, it had only been available for digital purchase at $19.99 (since March 31). Sonic becomes available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 19.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment in Disney’s “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, slipped to No. 3 from No. 2.

Sony Pictures’  Jumanji: The Next Level moved up to No. 4 after three weeks at No. 5, a position now held by Universal Pictures’ The Gentlemen, which slipped from the No. 3 spot the prior week.

  1. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  5. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  6. Dolittle (Universal)
  7. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
  10. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  11. Underwater (Fox)
  12. Like a Boss (Paramount)
  13. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  14. The Way Back (Warner)
  15. IP Man 4: The Finale (Well Go)
  16. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  17. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (Warner)
  18. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  19. Frozen II (Disney)
  20. Fantasy Island (Sony, 2020)

 

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 May 2