‘Dolittle’ Returns Atop Weekly U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Dolittle edged back to the top spot on the U.K.’s weekly Official Film Chart (packaged media/digital) through July 1. The movie entered the chart at No. 1 in June. The Robert Downey Jr. starrer bested Emma (UPHE) by 193 unit sales, bumping Warner Home Video’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn to the third spot.

Emma features Anya Taylor-Joy as the eponymous character in this 2020 adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy of manners.

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Dark Waters (UPHE) is the only new entry on the chart at No. 4 via digital downloads only. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Dark Waters details the real-life case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont after they contaminated a town with unregulated chemicals.

Previous chart topper 1917 (eOne) drops to fifth, and Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog slips a spot to sixth.

The Invisible Man (UPHE) leapfrogged 11 spots to seventh, marking its Top 10 debut. The movie stars Elisabeth Moss, whose character’s abusive ex (who is invisible) supposedly took his own life.  But she suspects his death was a hoax.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jumanji: The Next Level staves off falling out of the Top 10, climbing two spots to eighth. Disney’s Onward drops to ninth, and Frozen 2 returns to the countdown in tenth.

‘Dolittle’ Debuts at No. 1 on U.K. Official Film Chart as ‘The Greatest Showman’ Tops 1 Million Digital Downloads

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Dolittle entered the U.K.’s Official Film Chart ranked No. 1 on digital downloads with 45,000 unit sales for the week ended June 10. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as the eponymous character with the power to communicate with animals.

Disney/Pixar’s Onward regained its No. 2 spot with the addition of disc sales as Warner Home Video’s 1917 drops to No. 3.

South Korea’s Parasite — the first foreign-language film to ever win Best Picture at the Oscars — entered the charts at No. 4. The thriller is about a destitute family posing as servants for a wealthy family and underscores greed and class discrimination between the families.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys For Life fell to No. 5, as Universal’s musical Cats moved up to No. 6, Sony Pictures’ Little Women slipped to No. 7, and Disney’s Frozen II remained in the No. 8 spot.

Sci-fi thriller film Underwater (Fox) entered the chart at No. 9 — about a team of oceanic researchers battling deep-sea creatures, darkness and lack of oxygen. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level held the No. 10 team.

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Separately, Fox musical The Greatest Showman topped 1 million ‘Download & Keep’ digital transactions. With 1,014,000 digital sales, the Hugh Jackman starrer ranks 500,000 copies ahead of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Showman has sold more than 3.1 million combined disc/digital units.

The Greatest Showman was the U.K.’s biggest home entertainment release of 2018, doubling the figure of the No. 2 film, Avengers: Infinity War, spending 78 weeks in the Official Film Chart Top 40.

The movie’s soundtrack remains one of the longest-reigning No. 1 albums of all time, spending 28 non-consecutive weeks at the top spot on the Official Albums Chart to match The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

‘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

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart for Third Week

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment in Disney’s “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, was No. 1 for the third consecutive week on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended April 18.

The film’s run at the top of the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, has been extended by the lack of any high-profile theatrical releases coming into the home video pipeline, due to the closure of movie theaters more than a month ago as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home orders.

The Rise of Skywalker vaunted into the top spot on the chart — which measures disc sales, digital purchase (electronic sellthrough, or EST) and digital rental — three weeks ago in the wake of its release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD.

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Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life shot up to No. 2 from No. 4 on the “Watched at Home” chart, its popularity perhaps fanned by marketing in support of the film’s April 21 debut on disc. The third “Bad Boys” film was released digitally on March 31 due to the pandemic but had already grossed more than $200 million in North American theaters, making it the top box office earner in the franchise.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog slipped to No. 3  on the “Watched at Home” chart after two weeks in the second spot. The film, based on the iconic video game character, was another early digital release (March 31) and is scheduled to come out on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 21.

Universal Pictures’ Dolittle, a fantasy comedy adventure film about a veterinarian (played by Robert Downey Jr.) who can communicate with animals, slipped to No. 4 from No. 3, while Sony Pictures’  Jumanji: The Next Level remained at No. 5 for the second week.

Fox’s Underwater and Warner’s Just Mercy both debuted in the top 20 for the first time after they were released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

Underwater, which bowed at No. 13 on the “Watched at Home” chart, is a science-fiction horror film, starring Kristen Stewart, that grossed just over $40 million at the domestic box office.

Just Mercy, which entered the chart at No. 15, is a legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx with a $50 million North American theatrical take.

Stay-at-home orders also appear to be making people rediscover older movies, as evidenced by the “Watched at Home” chart debut, at No. 20, of Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection, from Warner. The boxed set also is No. 1 on Amazon’s “Kids & Family” best sellers.

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  2. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  4. Dolittle (Universal)
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  6. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  7. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  8. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  9. 1917 (Universal)
  10. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
  11. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  12. The Way Back (Warner)
  13. Underwater (Fox)
  14. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  15. Just Mercy (Warner)
  16. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  17. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  18. Onward (Disney)
  19. Frozen II (Disney)
  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 April 18

‘Underwater’ Tops Redbox On Demand Chart; ‘Dolittle’ Stays Atop Disc Rentals

The newly released Underwater, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s On Demand chart and was No. 2 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended April 19.

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.

Universal’s Dolittle, which debuted atop both charts a week earlier, remained No. 1 on the kiosk disc rental chart but slipped to No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

Another newcomer, Warner’s Just Mercy, debuted at No. 3 on the disc chart and No. 9 on the digital chart.

Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level dropped to No. 4 on the rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ 1917 slid to No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 10 on the On Demand chart.

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The animated sequel Trolls World Tour remained at No. 3 on the On Demand chart.

Warner’s Birds of Prey was the No. 4 On Demand title.

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

  1. Dolittle — Universal
  2. Underwater — Fox
  3. Just Mercy — Warner
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  5. 1917 — Universal
  6. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures
  7. Spies in Disguise — Fox
  8. Knives Out — Lionsgate
  9. Gemini Man — Paramount
  10. The Grudge (2020) — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 19:

  1. Underwater — Fox
  2. Dolittle — Universal
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. Birds of Prey — Warner
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  6. The Gentlemen — STX
  7. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  8. The Way Back — Warner
  9. Just Mercy — Warner
  10. 1917 — Universal

 

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Disc Availability Spurs Sales of ‘Dolittle,’ ‘Little Women’ and ‘Cats’

Universal Pictures’ Dolittle shot up to No. 3 from No. 11 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended April 11, spurred by the film becoming available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD the preceding week.

Dolittle, a fantasy comedy adventure film about a veterinarian (played by Robert Downey Jr.) who can communicate with animals, earned $77 million in North American theaters and $223 million worldwide — making it the third-highest-grossing film so far this year, although it was still considered a theatrical underperformer in light of its reported budget of $175 million.

The “Watched at Home” chart tallies transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The chart measures disc sales, digital purchase (electronic sellthrough, or EST) and digital rental.

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The physical media availability of two other films also led to sales gains. Sony Pictures’ Little Women debuted at No. 7, while Universal’s Cats entered the weekly chart at No. 20.

Little Women, the seventh film adaptation of the classic 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Costume Design. The film was released to home audiences after generating a domestic theatrical gross of more than $108 million.

Cats is a musical fantasy film, based on the stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, that despite an ensemble cast featuring such big names as British film legend Judi Dench and pop music superstar Taylor Swift only earned $27.2 million in North American theaters.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, was again the most-watched home release. The film shot to No. 1 the prior week, from No. 6, after its release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog also repeated at No. 2 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended April 11, solely on the strength of its digital sales.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, slipped to No. 4 from No. 3 the prior week. The third “Bad Boys” movie is scheduled to be released on disc on April 21.

Rounding out the top five was another Sony Pictures release, Jumanji: The Next Level, also down a notch from the prior week.

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  3. Dolittle (Universal)
  4. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  6. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  7. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
  8. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  9. 1917 (Universal)
  10. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  11. Onward (Disney)
  12. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  13. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  14. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  15. Frozen II (Disney)
  16. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  17. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony)
  18. The Way Back (Warner)
  19. Like a Boss (Paramount)
  20. Cats (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 April 11

‘Dolittle’ Takes Over No. 1 Spot on Redbox Charts

Universal’s Dolittle took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended April 12.

Another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ new adaptation of Little Women, was No. 2 on the disc chart and No. 6 on the digital 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.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level, dropped to No. 3 on the rental chart and No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

Universal Pictures’ 1917 dropped to No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 7 on the On Demand chart.

Universal’s much-maligned musical adaptation of Cats debuted at No. 5 on the disc chart.

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Warner’s Birds of Prey was No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The hotly anticipated animated sequel Trolls World Tour, which was released via VOD April 10, debuted at No. 3 on the digital chart after only two days of tracking.

The No. 5 On Demand title was The Call of the Wild, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 12:

  1. Dolittle — Universal
  2. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  4. 1917 — Universal
  5. Cats — Universal
  6. Spies in Disguise — Fox
  7. The Grudge (2020) — Sony Pictures
  8. Knives Out — Lionsgate
  9. Gemini Man — Paramount
  10. The Night Clerk — Paramount

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 12:

  1. Dolittle — Universal
  2. Birds of Prey — Warner
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  5. The Call of the Wild — Fox
  6. Little Women (2019) — Sony Pictures
  7. 1917 — Universal
  8. Spies in Disguise — Fox
  9. Just Mercy — Warner
  10. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures

 

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