Reelgood: Hulu’s ‘Shogun’ Top-Streamed Weekly Content Through March 6

The new Hulu series “Shogun” was the top overall content among movies and TV shows streamed for the week ended March 6, with a 97% positive rating on Reelgood.com, which monitors 20 million viewing decisions each month across all streaming platforms in the United States.
 
Max’s Dune: Part One was the No. 1 streamed movie (No. 2 overall), followed by Peacock’s Oppenheimer, the top winner at the 96th Academy Awards March 10.
 
Dune: Part One was the most-streamed movie on any streaming service, five days after its sequel Dune: Part Two was released in theaters. Part One debuted simultaneously in theaters and on streaming in 2021 as part of the former WarnerMedia’s pandemic release strategy. Part Two will be released on Max in the spring.
 
Oscar-nominee Past Lives finished No. 4 with a Reelgood score of 81 and a positive Reelgood rating of 94%. Netflix’s Spaceman finished No. 5, one week after its theatrical release, taking No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the movies top 10 chart.
 

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Director Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated period drama Napoleon got a boost on Apple TV+, finishing at No. 7 with a Reelgood Score of 76, and was followed by Peacock’s “Resident Alien,” sci-fi series Constellation on Apple TV+, and Peacock’s Oscar-nomintaed The Holdovers — the latter remaining on the top 10 chart for a 10th week.

 
 
 

‘Dune: Part Two’ Nearly Doubles First Film’s Weekend Box Office Debut at $82.5 Million

The sequel to Warner Bros. Pictures’ theatrical reboot of the “Dune” story upheld expectations, generating a projected $82.5 million in North American ticket sales through March 3. That’s nearly twice the $41 million opening weekend for Dune: Part One in 2021 during the pandemic.

The movie, again featuring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya, among others, got off to a strong start with more than $10 million in Thursday sneak peak screening revenue. Part Two has the biggest North American weekend box office debut since Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert movie debut last October at $93 million.

The movie’s global box office opening is approaching $180 million.

Former box office No. 1, Paramount Pictures’ biopic Bob Marley: One Love met expectations, added $7.4 million in ticket sales to up its domestic total to $82.8 million, and $146.1 million globally since its Feb. 14 launch.

Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company’s Ordinary Angels took in an estimated $2.3 million on Friday across 3,020 North American screens and remains on track to meet pre-release expectations of a weekend opening in the $5million to 7 million range.

Columbia Pictures’ Madame Web added a projected $3.2 million for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $40.442 million through Sunday.

Crunchyroll/Sony Pictures’ Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba — To the Hashira Training made a projected $2.065 million for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $15.701 million through Sunday.

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‘Dune’ Tops Disc Sales for January

The new adaptation of Dune from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined U.S. DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for January 2022, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

Identified onscreen as Dune: Part One, the film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and covers roughly the first half of the 1965 Frank Herbert novel upon which it is based. Dune tells the story of factions in a galactic empire in the far future warring over a desert planet that houses valuable resources. It was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Jan. 11 and spent three weeks atop the weekly sales charts.

The No. 2 seller in January was another Jan. 11 disc release, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018’s Halloween, which itself was a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name and rebooted the franchise by ignoring all previous sequels.

The month’s No. 3 title was MGM’s No Time to Die, the latest James Bond actioner distributed on DVD and Blu-ray by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. It had been No. 2 in December. The fifth and final film to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007 arrived on disc Dec. 21 and topped the weekly sales charts its first three weeks heading into January, so the bulk of its sales were split between teh two months.

December’s top-selling title, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, was No. 4 in January. The Marvel Comics-inspired sequel to 2018’s Venom features the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who teams with an alien symbiote to take down an escaped murderer (Woody Harrelson) who is possessed by the symbiote Carnage.

Another January disc release, MGM’s The Addams Family 2, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, was No. 5 for the month. The animated sequel to 2018’s The Addams Family arrived on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Jan. 18.

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The top disc seller for 2021, Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, rose to No. 7 in January after being No. 12 in December.

Meanwhile, the popularity of the TV series “Yellowstone” pushed the disc releases of seasons one and three of the show to No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, in January. In December season one had been No. 21 and season three was No. 27.

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According to NPD, the January 2022 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  2. Halloween Kills (Universal)
  3. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)
  4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)
  5. The Addams Family 2 (Universal/MGM)
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney/Marvel)
  7. F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
  8. Jungle Cruise (Disney)
  9. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  10. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)

 

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