‘The Beekeeper’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week of March 31

MGM’s The Beekeeper led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended March 31.

The actioner stars Jason Statham as a former covert operative who embarks on a brutal revenge mission.

Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You remained No. 2. The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell earned more than $217.78 million at the global box office.

No. 3 was 20th Century Studios’ 2004 Biblical epic The Passion of the Christ, getting a boost from the Easter holiday.

No. 4 was Universal’s animated Migration, while No. 5 was Lionsgate’s The Iron Claw, the drama about the tragedy surrounding the Von Erich family of professional wrestling.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended March 31:

  1. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  2. Anyone But You (Sony Pictures)
  3. The Passion of the Christ (20th Century)
  4. Migration (Universal)
  5. The Iron Claw (A24)
  6. Hop (Universal)
  7. Wonka (Warner)
  8. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  9. The Ten Commandments (Paramount)
  10. Bob Marley: One Love (Paramount)

‘The Beekeeper’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week of March 24

MGM’s The Beekeeper led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended March 24.

The actioner stars Jason Statham as a former covert operative who embarks on a brutal revenge mission.

The top title the previous two weeks, Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You, slipped to No. 2. The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell earned more than $217.8 million at the global box office.

No. 3 was Lionsgate’s The Iron Claw, the drama about the tragedy surrounding the Von Erich family of professional wrestling.

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No. 4 was Universal’s Oscar winner Oppenheimer, while No. 5 was Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love biopic.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended March 24:

  1. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  2. Anyone But You (Sony Pictures)
  3. The Iron Claw (A24)
  4. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  5. Bob Marley: One Love (Paramount)
  6. Wonka (Warner)
  7. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Lionsgate)
  8. Madame Web (Sony Pictures)
  9. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures)

‘Anyone But You’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week of March 17

Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended March 17.

The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell earned more than $216.9 million at the global box office.

No. 2 was Universal’s Oppenheimer, fresh off of seven Oscar wins including Best Picture.

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MGM’s American Fiction (Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner) was No. 3, Warner’s Wonka was No. 4, and A24’s Best International Feature Oscar winner The Zone of Interest was No. 5.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended March 17:

  1. Anyone But You (Sony Pictures)
  2. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  3. American Fiction (MGM)
  4. Wonka (Warner)
  5. The Zone of Interest (A24)
  6. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  7. The Holdovers (Universal)
  8. Madame Web (Sony Pictures)
  9. The Boys in the Boat (MGM)
  10. The Beekeeper (MGM)

‘Anyone But You’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week of March 10

Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended March 10.

The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell earned more than $214.9 million at the global box office.

The previous week’s top title, Warner’s 2021 film Dune: Part One, slipped to No. 2. The sci-fi film got a huge push thanks to the theatrical release of its sequel.

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Universal’s Oppenheimer was No. 3, while MGM’s American Fiction was No. 4 and the historical sports drama The Boys in the Boat was No. 5.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended March 10:

  1. Anyone But You (Sony Pictures)
  2. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  3. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  4. American Fiction (MGM)
  5. The Boys in the Boat (MGM)
  6. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  7. The Holdovers (Universal)
  8. Trolls Band Together (Universal)
  9. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes (Lionsgate)
  10. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Warner)

‘Dune: Part One’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week Ended March 3

Warner’s 2021 film Dune: Part One led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended March 3. The sci-fi film got a huge push thanks to the theatrical release of its sequel.

The previous week’s top title, Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You, slipped to No. 2. The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell earned more than $207.5 million at the global box office.

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The Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper was up three spots at No. 3 and the historical sports drama The Boys in the Boat was No. 4, both from MGM. Universal’s Oppenheimer was No. 5.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended March 3:

  1. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  2. Anyone But You (Sony Pictures)
  3. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  4. The Boys in the Boat (MGM)
  5. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  6. Trolls Band Together (Universal)
  7. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes (Lionsgate)
  8. Wonka (Warner)
  9. Poor Things (Searchlight)
  10. Migration (Universal)

‘Anyone But You’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week Ended Feb. 25

Sony Pictures’ Anyone But You led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended Feb. 25.

The romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell earned more than $207.5 million at the global box office.

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Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes, remained No. 2, while Universal’s Oppenheimer climbed two spots to No. 3. No. 4 was Universal Pictures’ Trolls Band Together.

The top title the previous three weeks, Warner’s Wonka, slid to No. 5.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended Feb. 25:

  1. Anyone But You (Sony Pictures)
  2. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes (Lionsgate)
  3. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  4. Trolls Band Together (Universal)
  5. Wonka (Warner)
  6. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  7. The Holdovers (Universal)
  8. Mean Girls (2024) (Paramount)
  9. The Iron Claw (A24)
  10. Migration (Universal)

‘Wonka’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week Ended Feb. 18

Warner’s Wonka led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended Feb. 18.

It’s the third week in the top spot for the prequel to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its adaptations, with Timothee Chalamet playing the younger version of famed candy maker Willy Wonka.

Another prequel, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes, was No. 2.

No. 3 was Universal Pictures’ Trolls Band Together.

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Rounding out the top five were MGM’s The Beekeeper and Universal’s Oppenheimer.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended Feb. 18:

  1. Wonka (Warner)
  2. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes (Lionsgate)
  3. Trolls Band Together (Universal)
  4. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  5. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  6. The Iron Claw (A24)
  7. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Warner)
  8. The Holdovers (Universal)
  9. Migration (Universal)
  10. American Fiction (MGM)

‘Wonka’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week Ended Feb. 11

Warner’s Wonka led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended Feb. 11.

It’s the second week in the top spot for the prequel to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its adaptations, with Timothee Chalamet playing the younger version of famed candy maker Willy Wonka.

MGM’s Jason Statham actioner The Beekeeper was No. 2.

No. 3 was Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer.

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Rounding out the top five were two entries from Universal, the animated Migration and The Holdovers, at No. 4 and No. 5 rspectively.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended Feb. 11:

  1. Wonka (Warner)
  2. The Beekeeper (MGM)
  3. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  4. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Warner)
  5. The Holdovers (Universal)
  6. Migration (Universal)
  7. Trolls Band Together (Universal)
  8. American Fiction (MGM)
  9. Barbie (Warner)
  10. Wish (Disney)

‘Wonka’ Tops DEG Digital Transactions Chart for Week Ended Feb. 4

Warner’s Wonka led the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s top 10 digital sales and rentals chart provided by GfK Entertainment for the week ended Feb. 4.

The film is a prequel to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its adaptations, with Timothee Chalamet playing the younger version of famed candy maker Willy Wonka.

The previous week’s top title, Warner’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, dropped to No. 2.

No. 3 was Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer.

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Rounding out the top five were two entries from Universal, the animated Migration and The Holdovers, at No. 4 and No. 5 rspectively.

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GfK Entertainment’s Top 10 Transactional Digital Titles for the week ended Feb. 4:

  1. Wonka (Warner)
  2. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Warner)
  3. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  4. Migration (Universal)
  5. The Holdovers (Universal)
  6. Groundhog Day (Sony Pictures)
  7. Trolls Band Together (Universal)
  8. Wish (Disney)
  9. Barbie (Warner)
  10. The Hunger Gales: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Lionsgate)

Fragmentation, Content Discovery Key Topics for Speakers at EnTech Fest

Fragmentation in the digital marketplace and strategies to make finding content easier were key topics for speakers at the Feb. 7 EnTech Fest in Los Angeles, presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

During the conference, which DEG president and CEO Amy Jo Smith said drew 750 attendees, panel moderator Mark Finer of Communication Research unveiled a study conducted with Screen Engine that found nearly half of consumers want to access all of their content in one place.

LG Electronics’ Matt Durgin (left) and Communication Research’s Mark Finer on an EnTech Fest panel Feb. 7.

Smart TV home pages are a key entry point to finding content.

“The home page is where we’re impacting changes to the entertainment space, so it’s a big responsibility to manage these home pages,” said Matt Durgin of LG Electronics. That entry point often looks similar among manufacturers, he said.

“Look at everyone’s home page,” he said. “It’s FAST. It’s everyone’s service, and probably an ad.”

Still, manufacturers are trying to group content so that consumers can more easily find what they want to watch, speakers said.

For instance, Roku’s Jason Weber pointed to his company’s “Sports Zone” category, which aggregates all live and upcoming sports.

“We work with our partners to leverage metadata that they provide,” said Google TV’s Tom Gorke. Google TV’s home page surfaces “continue watching” content for the consumer, no matter where that content resides. Google TV also has a “live” tab to show available live content.

“We understand what services a user subscribes to, and we can then provide them with recommendations from those services,” he said, noting that for instance a Max title can appear right next to one from Paramount+.

Evolving personalization is “a core goal of ours,” he said.

Vizio’s Madhu Somasundaram (left) and Roku’s Vicki Liao on an EnTech Fest panel Feb. 7.

Vizio’s Madhu Somasundaram noted his company leverages automatic content recognition (ACR) data, which collects viewing data on Vizio TVs, “to see what consumers want.”

Fandango’s Cameron Douglas noted that the company’s Vudu digital transactional service has 25,000 AVOD titles, mostly independent films — part of a vast library of more the 250,000 titles.

“It’s easy for stuff to get lost,” he said. “The industry needs to get better at personalization. It amazes me how much stuff is found just through search.”

Paramount Streaming’s Will Gurman said the company links brands to boost the overall business and drive consumers to content they might like. For instance, the company used viewings of the Paramount hit show “Yellowstone” as a “hook” to drive audiences to other Westerns on Pluto TV. He said Paramount Streaming uses a mix of human curation and data to match consumers with content.

“We’re trying to lean in to hyperfocus on categories where we think audiences will cluster,” he said.

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In helping consumers find content, “we’re really trying to emulate an experience similar to a rabbit hole” using “robust machine learning,” said Tubi’s Sam Harowitz. The AVOD company — which Harowitz said sees VOD (rather than linear FAST) as the future of streaming — last year mounted a Super Bowl ad in which a comedically aggressive rabbit pushes consumers down a “rabbit hole” of content, exhorting viewers to “find rabbit holes you didn’t know you were looking for.”

As FAST channels have exploded, Roku’s Vicki Liao said, “We have become more focused on selecting channels to fill where there’s an audience or genre need.”

She added, “We’re always looking at things that can be improved with product features or even human curation.”