‘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

‘Bloodshot’ Shoots to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot 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 9.

The film, which stars Vin Diesel as the Valiant Comics title character, earned $10 million in its pandemic-abbreviated domestic theatrical run.

Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s faith-based I Still Believe, debuted at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. A docudrama about Christian singer Jeremy Camp, the film earned $9.9 million at the domestic box office, also having its theatrical potential cut short due to the coronavirus.

The top title the previous two weeks, Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, dropped to No. 3 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart went to Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The No. 5 overall title and No. 6 Blu-ray was Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level. The No. 5 Blu-ray and No. 6 overall title was Warner’s Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.

The only other newcomer in the top 10 was Warner’s horror-tinged fairytale reimagining Gretel & Hansel, at No. 9 on the overall chart and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 57% of total Bloodshot unit sales, with 10% of its total coming from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. For I Still Believe, Blu-ray accounted for 43% of its total, and 50% of Gretel & Hansel.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 10, Bloodshot debuted at No. 1, pushing the previous week’s top title, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, to No. 2, and Bad Boys for Life to No. 3.

Gretel & Hansel debuted at No. 4, followed by I Still Believe at No. 5.

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‘Bloodshot,’ ‘I Still Believe’ Race Up ‘Watched at Home’ Chart in Wake of Blu-ray Disc, DVD Release

Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot shot to the top of the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended May 9, its home viewership skyrocketing after the horror film’s release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

Bloodshot soared to No. 1 from No. 13 the previous week, bumping another Sony Pictures release, Bad Boys for Life, to No. 2 on the chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Bloodshot, a superhero film based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name, was one of four movies to find a significantly broader audience due its availability on disc.

Lionsgate’s I Still Believe, a faith-based musical romantic drama based on the life of contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before they married, debuted at No. 6 on the weekly chart.

Another Lionsgate release, Arkansas, a thriller starring Vivica A. Fox, John Malkovich and Vince Vaughn, bowed at No. 13, while Warner Bros.’ Gretel & Hansel, the latest horror film based on the German folk tale, entered the top 20 at No. 14.

All four films because available on disc on May 5.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog slipped to No. 3 from No. 2 the prior week, while Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level remained at No. 4 for the second week.

Rounding out the top five was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, down two notches from No. 3.

Also new to the “Watched at Home” chart are two Warner Bros. titles:  Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (No. 15), which was released digitally May 5 at a purchase price of $19.99, and season four of the Adult Swim TV series “Rick and Morty” (No. 17).

 

  1. Bloodshot (Sony)
  2. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  6. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  7. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  8. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  9. Dolittle (Universal)
  10. 1917 (Universal)
  11. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
  12. Arkansas (Lionsgate)
  13. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  14. Gretel & Hansel (Warner)
  15. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Warner)
  16. Underwater (Fox)
  17. Rick and Morty Season 4 (Warner)
  18. Like a Boss (Paramount)
  19. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  20. The Way Back (Warner, 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 9

 

‘Bloodshot’ Grabs Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bloodshot took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended May 10.

Bloodshot stars Vin Diesel as the title character based on the comic book series from Valiant Comics.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog slipped to No. 2 on the rental chart and No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

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 transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, dropped to No. 3 on the rental chart but stayed No. 2 on the digital chart.

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Warner’s newly released Gretel & Hansel debuted at No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Rounding out the top five was the Lionsgate’s faith-based docudrama I Still Believe, at No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 4 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 10:

  1. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  3. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  4. Gretel & Hansel — Warner
  5. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  6. The Gentlemen — Universal
  7. Dolittle — Universal
  8. Arkansas — Lionsgate
  9. Like a Boss — Paramount
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 10:

  1. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  2. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  4. I Still Believe — Lionsgate
  5. Gretel & Hansel — Warner
  6. Like a Boss — Paramount
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  8. Birds of Prey … — Warner
  9. Dolittle — Universal
  10. Trolls World Tour — Universal

 

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‘Bloodshot’ on Disc May 5 From Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the comic book actioner Bloodshot on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 5. The film is available now through digital retailers.

Vin Diesel stars as the title character, a recently killed soldier brought back to life with nanotechnology that makes him an unstoppable force. But the corporation that created him has sway over his mind and memories, leaving Bloodshot unsure about what’s real and what isn’t.

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Based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name, Bloodshot earned $10 million during a limited theatrical run that was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Blu-ray, DVD, digital and 4K editions will include deleted and extended scenes, including an alternate ending.

The Blu-ray, DVD and digital versions will also include outtakes and a blooper reel; the featurettes “Initiate Sequence: Directing Bloodshot,” in which visual effects and video game artist Dave Wilson takes the reins of his first feature film and reveals all of the passion, creativity, and hard work that he and his team of artists employed in bringing the film to life; and the featurette “Forgotten Soldiers: The Cast of Bloodshot,” in which Vin Diesel takes center stage to unveil the compelling aspects of his approach to the comic book superhero, and Guy Pearce, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan and Lamorne Morris detail all aspects of the film’s ensemble.

The digital version will also include “R.S.T. Hack: Chainsaw,” a series of four animated in-world videos about Bloodshot.

 

‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ the Most-Watched Transactional Home Release

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, was the most-watched home release the week ended April 4 outside the streaming universe, according to a new weekly tally of transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

The new “Watched at Home” chart measures disc sales, digital purchase (electronic sellthrough, or EST) and digital rental.

The Rise of Skywalker was released digitally March 17 and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD two weeks later, on March 31, by Disney and LucasFilm. The disc release gave the title a boost. On the previous week’s chart for the week ended March 28, before its availability on disc, The Rise of Skywalker was No. 6.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker earned more than $515 million at the domestic box office and just over $1 billion worldwide.

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Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog debuted at No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended April 4, solely on the strength of its digital sales. The film, which earned $306.8 million at the global box office, was made available for purchase through digital retailers on March 31, just 46 days after its theatrical opening. The early release was  prompted by a mass shuttering of movie theaters due to efforts to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic; the normal theatrical-to-home window is about three months. Sonic becomes available on disc and for digital rental on May 19.

The third spot on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart went to another early digital release, Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life. The third “Bad Boys” movie, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, grossed $204.4 million in North American theaters and $419 million globally. The film was made available for home viewing on March 31 and will be issued on disc on April 21.

Another Sony Pictures release, Jumanji: The Next Level, finished the week at No. 4, down two spots from the prior week. The fantasy adventure film, which generated $796.6 million in worldwide movie-ticket sales  to become the tenth-highest-grossing film of 2019, was released through digital retailers on March 3 and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD on March 17.

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Rounding out the top five was Universal Pictures’ 1917, the acclaimed World War I movie that was released digitally March 10 and on disc March 24. The previous week 1917 was ranked at No. 3.

The week ended March 28’s most-watched film, Disney’s Onward, slipped to No. 6 the week ended April 4. The latest Pixar animated movie was made available for digital purchase on March 20 and premiered on the subscription streaming service Disney+ on April 3.

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  3. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. 1917 (Universal)
  6. Onward (Disney)
  7. Bloodshot (Sony Pictures)
  8. The Call of the Wild (Disney)
  9. Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Disney)
  10. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  11. Dolittle (Universal)
  12. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  13. The Gentlemen (Universal/STX)
  14. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  15. Frozen II (Disney)
  16. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  17. Contagion (Warner)
  18. The Way Back (Warner)
  19. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony Pictures)
  20. Just Mercy (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 April 4