MPN Podcast: Max’s Massive Bet on Harry Potter TV Show; Host Jeff Rauseo From Films at Home

 

On this month’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley open with a recap of what they’ve had time to watch in the time since they last recorded. Charlie watched Netflix’s wildly successful miniseries “Beef” about two damaged people who become entangled in each others’ lives following a road rage altercation between them. In his opinion, Netflix and other streaming platforms should embrace the miniseries format more since their offering of letting anyone watch content at their own pace allows for more experimental ways to tell stories. Charles has been revisiting older movies and shows in his collection, including the ’90s era Batman films and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Charles then gives his quick review of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and long story short, if you like Mario then this will be an enjoyable, if shallow, movie. Charlie hasn’t been the biggest supporter of the movie leading up to its release but has come around to it, even wanting to rewatch the original 1993 Super Mario Bros. The problem? It isn’t available to stream on any service. Regardless, in other box office news John Wick: Chapter 4 has since become the most lucrative release of the franchise, renewing interest for its past movies with John Wick taking the top spot on streaming for the past couple weeks and Chapters 2 and 3 also cracking the top 10.

Next, HBO Max has rebranded itself to Max, which leaves both hosts scratching their heads. It’s strange why it would appear to distance itself from the HBO brand, but it is ultimately not a very important change. At the very least. there’s not another streaming platform with a “+” at the end of it. More important from the Max service is its announcement of greenlighting a 10-year-long Harry Potter TV series to cover all seven of the original books with J.K. Rowling executive producing. Believe it or not it’s been over a decade since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 so it may be the optimal time to reboot the franchise. Charlie is slightly hopeful for it with the tone of modern TV shows becoming darker and more serious.

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Last up, Charlie interviewed Jeff Rauseo from the podcast and Youtube show “Films at Home.” As the name implies, it’s a show that focuses on home media and reviews of physical releases, so Charlie asked Jeff questions like what got him interested in collecting Blu-rays in the first place and what some of his favorite special features are. To listen to the audio of the full interview when it’s released in the next couple days, subscribe to the podcast feed.

Newly Rebranded ‘Max’ Streamer Orders First-Ever Harry Potter TV Series

Warner Bros. Discovery’s newly minted Max subscription streaming service has ordered an original “Harry Potter” scripted television series, the company announced April 12.

The series, WBD says, will be a “faithful” adaptation of the “Harry Potter” book series by author and executive producer J.K. Rowling. The new Max Original series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television.
 
The stories from each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series featuring a new cast. 
 
“We are delighted to give audiences the opportunity to discover Hogwarts in a whole new way,” said Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content. “Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon and it is clear there is such an enduring love and thirst for the Wizarding World. In partnership with Warner Bros. Television and J.K. Rowling, this new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years.”
 
“Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long-form television series,” said Rowling.
 

WBHE Goes Beyond ‘Harry Potter’ Movies With Spell-Casting Smart Wand

Harry Potter movies continue to be among the best-selling catalog titles on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, both individually and as part of an eight-disc collection Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) first released 11 years ago, just in time for holiday shopping.

This holiday season, WBHE has gone beyond discs with a motion-activated smart wand that through an app allows users to turn on the lights, speakers and TVs, as well as cast more than 50 spells from J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter stories to create a variety of light, sound and haptic effects through connected compatible smart home devices.  

The Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand retails for $149.99 in the United States and £149.00 in the UK. It is available in four versions, one of which is a limited edition reserved for Harry Potter fan club members. (The fan club wand has already sold out.)

“There’s a lot of excitement around the Harry Potter franchise and how to make it bigger and better,” said Mike Goslin, product lead for the Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand. “Obviously, it’s very strategic to do things in this universe for the company. The Magic Caster Wand is really our way of letting fans bring magic to life in the world around them. It’s the closest we can get to a real magic wand.”

Goslin is an entrepreneur and creative executive who has launched a number of award-winning products across games, toys, and theme parks. Prior to working for Warner Bros., Goslin for many years led innovation at The Walt Disney Co., where his credits include Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a successful wearable augmented reality experience, and Disney’s Toontown Online, the first big multiplayer online game for kids and families. Goslin holds more than 100 patents covering AR, VR, Internet of Things and AI.

The wand, he said, is packed with the latest technology. “It has LED lights, it has a vibration motor, it has motion sensors, it has a touch sensor, and it has a battery with circuitry and a radio. The mobile device, either a phone or a tablet, is the hub, and we did that for a number of reasons. The No. 1 reason is simplicity. People already have smart devices, and it’s an easy way to update and have the wand evolve over time.”

The Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand is the latest entry in the Wizarding World, a group of products and experiences that in addition to the eight “Harry Potter” movies includes the three “Fantastic Beasts” films, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage-play, several video and mobile games from Portkey Games, four theme park lands, exhibitions and other consumer products.

The Wizarding World also includes Harry Potter New York, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops. 

Launch spells include Expelliarmus, Lumos, Incendio, Expecto Patronum, Colovaria, Cantis, Lumos Maxima, and Meteolojinx. The app will update automatically to reflect the latest spells when they become available. 

A phone or tablet with the free Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand app and registration for a free account is required to unlock the wand’s full functionality. The wand is compatible with a variety of smart home devices. Initial device compatibility includes iOS and Android smart phones and tablets; Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV-enabled smart TVs; Phillips Hue and LIFX smart light bulbs, and most Bluetooth audio home devices including home-theater and standalone speakers. Additional smart home devices will be added as they become available.  

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY REVIEW:

Warner;
Fantasy;
Box Office $ 95.85 million;
$34.98; $39.98 Blu-ray; $49.98 UHD BD;
Rated ‘PG-13’ for some fantasy action/violence.
Stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Mads Mikkelsen.

The third “Fantastic Beasts” movie will be of most interest to hardcore “Harry Potter” fans but won’t warrant much more than a casual glance to the majority of viewers.

Continuing the storylines from the first two “Fantastic Beasts” films, Secrets of Dumbledore finds the villainous Grindelwald scheming with corrupt forces within the hierarchy of the wizarding world in the early 1930s to clear his name of any crimes so he declare himself a candidate to lead the International Confederation of Wizards.

That Grindelwald is now played by Mads Mikkelsen highlights a couple of controversial casting choices that loom over the film. Mikkelsen is fine in the role, having replaced Johnny Depp, who was forced to step away due to legal troubles relating to his marriage to Amber Heard. Yet one of the central characters remains being played by Ezra Miller, whose own bizarre PR nightmares have been lighting up entertainment news channels as of late.

Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), knowing Grindelwald’s plan to declare war against the Muggles, the non-magical side of humanity, recruits a team led by franchise regulars such as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), his brother Theseus (Callum Turner), and their Muggle pal Jacob (Dan Fogler) to prevent his election. Dumbledore himself cannot move against Grindelwald directly since the two were once lovers who made a blood pact to prevent one from attacking the other.

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Given the worldwide stakes and wizarding politics involved just raises more questions about why these “Potter” prequels are still focused on Newt and his circle of friends instead of, say, Dumbledore himself. But since they continue to carry the “Fantastic Beasts” title, Newt’s adventures they shall remain, and the screenplay (from “Potter” creator J.K. Rowling herself), endeavors to populate the screen with as many “fantastic beasts” as it can. Central to the storyline this time is a mythical Chinese deer-like creature called a qilin (pronounced like “chillin’) that can peer into a person’s soul and detect their goodness. Grindelwald wants to capture one that he can manipulate into convincing the world’s magic users that he is most worthy to rule them.

This then makes Newt, as the world’s leading magizoologist, an ideal choice for uncovering Grindelwald’s plan. Naturally, he spends most of his time trying to free his brother from a German magic-prison, while Dumbledore confronts Credence (Ezra Miller) about his true heritage as a member of the Dumbledore family.

The new creatures for the film are inventive and realized with some dazzling visual effects, but at this point it seems like these films just conjure up random creatures to give them whatever abilities are needed to either move the plot along or create a funny scene.

While Rowling allegedly had five of these prequel movies planned, this third one wraps up enough of the ongoing storylines just in case diminishing box office returns don’t convince the studio to move ahead with the final two.

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The Blu-ray includes five deleted scenes totaling just over seven minutes, mostly offering more world-building but not necessary for the plot.

The bulk of the extras are nearly an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, consisting of 10 different videos that might do a better job of explaining what is happening in the movie than the movie does on its own.

The seven-minute “Dumbledore Through the Ages” looks at the character’s history throughout the “Wizarding World” films, while the eight-and-a-half-minute “The Dumbledore Family Tree” examines Dumbledore lineage, and the four-minute “A Dumbledore Duel” looks at the making of a battle between Albus and Credence.

The five-minute “Newt in the Wild” looks at the film finding ways to return the character to his roots of studying and helping magical creatures, while the six-and-a-half-minute “Even More Fantastic Beasts” looks at how the creatures in the film were brought to life.

“The German Ministry of Magic” is a five-minute featurette about the production design for a key location in the film, while the five-minute “The Candidates’ Dinner” looks at the filming of a sequence there, while the five-minute “Erkstag Jailbreak” focuses on the prison set.

The six-minute “The Magic of Hogwarts” offers the cast and filmmakers a chance to opine on the chance to revisit the iconic Hogwarts school for wizards as seen in the other films.

Finally, the six-minute “Battle in Bhutan” focuses on crafting the climactic confrontation between all the characters.

On the fun side, “Magical or Muggle” is a four-and-a-half-minute game in which the cast members get to guess if a nonsensical term refers to something magical or not.

Rounding out the extras is “The Secrets of ‘Cursed Child,’” a five-minute promotional featurette about the “Harry Potter” stage production that serves as a sequel to the books and is the movie adaptation most “Potter” fans want at this point, rather than more “Fantastic Beasts” installments.

In the 4K combo pack, all the extras are on the regular Blu-ray, not the UHD disc.

HBO Max: December Most-Streamed Month Since May 2020 Service Launch

December marked HBO Max’s most-viewed month since its launch in May 2020 in terms of hours viewed, due in part to a programming lineup that included originals shows “And Just Like That …” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” finales of HBO series “Succession,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Insecure,” and movies The Matrix Resurrections and King Richard.

December kicked off with the final episodes of “Sex Lives of College Girls,” which delivered a 76% jump in viewership from its series premiere. The half-hour comedy has proven to be a top performer ranking as the second-best start for a Max original comedy on the platform only behind “And Just Like That …” and No. 2 in the European Union and Latin America among Max original half-hour series.

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The “Sex in the City” relaunch continued its reign throughout the month as the No. 1 series on Max in the U.S., E.U. and Latin America since its release. The new chapter remains the best start for any series to-date on the platform and has been the top series every week since its debut. Viewership of its most recent episodes on Dec. 30 spiked nearly 20% from the week prior for its largest single-day audience since it debuted. The original series, “Sex and the City,” also saw viewership highs throughout December.

The finale of “Succession” delivered a series-high across all platforms with total viewing increasing 47% versus the season two finale, 21% from the season three premiere and 8% from the prior week’s episode.

The final two Warner Bros. Pictures films to debut on Max the same day as their theatrical premieres were The Matrix Resurrections and King Richard, both debuting to strong viewership. Resurrections closed out the month securing a top four spot among the studio’s day-and-date films for the year. It was the most-watched film overall on Max in December, boosting viewing to previous films in “The Matrix” franchise as well.

The momentum continued into the New Year with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint appearing on the “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” the highly anticipated retrospective celebrating one of the top film franchises of all time.

The show debuted as the platform’s top title overall for the week in the U.S., E.U., and Latin America, despite only being available for two days. It had the second-best start of any special on Max, ranking only behind “Friends: The Reunion.” Additionally, new series “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” and the “Harry Potter” movies all experienced a strong halo effect from the arrival of the special, with the new competition series ranking 3rd among all series on Max over the weekend and all eight movies ranking among the Top 15 movies in the week and seeing double digit gains versus the prior week.

HBO Max to Stream ‘Harry Potter’ Retrospective With Franchise Stars New Year’s Day

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other cast members from the eight “Harry Potter” films for the retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts streaming on HBO Max beginning at midnight Jan. 1.

The retrospective celebrates the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years ago on Nov. 16. 

The special will also debut on TBS and Cartoon Network in spring 2022 ahead of the Warner Bros. Pictures theatrical debut of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and will roll out globally with more details to come.
 
Alumni of the film franchise will join the tribute, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Ian Hart, among others.

The program will include making-of segments and interviews and will also celebrate the legacy of the “Harry Potter” film franchise.
 
“It has been an incredible journey since the debut of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film, and witnessing how it has evolved into this remarkable interconnected universe has been magical to say the least,” Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, said in a statement. “This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose lives were touched by this cultural phenomenon — from the talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into this extraordinary film franchise to the passionate fans who continue to keep the Wizarding World spirit alive 20 years later.”  

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Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon at the iconic Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment (A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote) and Pulse Films (Beastie Boys Story).

“There’s magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago,” said executive producer Casey Patterson. “The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films.”

Viewers can check out 20th anniversary hub content on WizardingWorld.com. An exclusive first look at the special will debut during the premiere of “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” on Nov. 28 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on TBS and Cartoon Network. The bracket-style quiz competition, hosted by Helen Mirren, features fans competing to take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy and cameos by Harry Potter film alumni Tom Felton, Simon Fisher-Becker, Shirley Henderson and Luke Youngblood, as well as superfans Pete Davidson and Jay Leno. The four-part competition event will also begin streaming on HBO Max on Jan. 1.

 

DEG: Streaming Again Triggers Surge in Consumer Home Entertainment Spending While Catalog Keeps TVOD Afloat

U.S. consumers spent an estimated $15.7 billion to watch movies, TV shows and other filmed content on home and mobile platforms in the first six months of 2021, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group reported Aug. 10.

The trade group reported the total spend was up 5.2% from the first half of 2020, when consumer spending on home entertainment was pegged at $14.9 billion.

The big winner, as expected, was subscription streaming, which posted a 21.4% gain to an estimated $12.2 billion.

The transactional segment, which includes a la carte disc and digital purchases and rentals, was down a whopping 28.7% to an estimated $3.4 billion, from $4.8 billion in the first six months of 2020.

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This reflects the pronounced lack of new product available to buy or rent in the first half of this year, when uncertainty about COVID-19 prompted the studios to hold back releases until they had more clarity. New theatrical releases, the DEG stated, have “historically [been] a key driver of home entertainment spending.” In January, virus cases were surging to record highs. Then came the vaccine and a swift drop-off in new cases, resulting in a gradual reopening of theaters. Movie houses in Los Angeles, the center of the film industry, didn’t begin to reopen until March.

Another key reason for the sharp decline in consumer transactional spending reported by the DEG is that the trade group does not track revenue generated from a premium rental or sales window that studios adopted in lieu of a theatrical release, even though this, too, is money spent on home entertainment consumption.

In a DEG presentation Universal Pictures Home Entertainment president Michael Bonner estimated “there’s a billion dollars in consumer spending that is not captured” in the trade group’s numbers.

“And those numbers are not insignificant,” he said. “We’ve seen tremendous engagement from consumers in that product that’s made available in early windows.”

Given the lack of theatrical new releases, spending on library titles “is notably strong,” the DEG stated. Over the past two years, digital catalog sales have grown at an annualized rate of 17%, a record high.

Popular catalog titles in the period included the eight “Fast & Furious” films and “The Office” TV series from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Warner’s “Game of Thrones” and Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections, Lionsgate’s John Wick Triple Feature disc set, and Paramount Home Entertainment’s A Quiet Place and “Yellowstone” sets.

The DEG noted that the 5% increase in U.S. home entertainment spending in the first half of 2021 came amid a nearly 88% drop in box-office performance for the films released in the period, due to prolonged movie theater closures due to the pandemic.

Looking at the DEG’s defined home entertainment market that excludes PVOD revenue, subscription streaming’s share of total home entertainment revenue rose to 78% by the end of June 2021, up from a 67.6% market share a year ago.

That means that the disc market (sales and rentals) fell to 8.8% of the home entertainment picture in the first half of 2021, down from 12.4% a year ago, while transactional VOD (digital sales and rentals) was down to 13.2%, from 20% a year ago.

Disc sales on their own were down to 6% in the first half of 2021, down from 8.6% a year ago.

Among just transactional home entertainment sources, disc sales and rentals comprised 40%, up about 1.73% from a year ago, with TVOD comprising 60%.

‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ With ‘Magical Movie Mode’ to Bow on Disc and Digital Aug. 17

The 2001 family film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be released on digital, Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 17 with “Magical Movie Mode,” a new way to experience the film, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for its 20th anniversary.

The “Harry Potter Magical Movie Mode” allows fans the ability to discover filmmaking secrets, spell incantations, creatures, magical artifacts, trivia, and more in a collection of activities and curiosities.  “Magical Movie Mode” includes director’s commentary from director Chris Columbus offering candid insight and amusing anecdotes from the production of the first film, deleted scenes, quizzes testing knowledge of a vast array of topics from the film, graphics, and audio during select scenes in the film.

In the first film in the franchise, Harry Potter finds out he is the orphaned son of two wizards and embarks on an amazing journey. During his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry learns he is destined for great things and discovers a dark wizard is determined to destroy him.

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The two-disc Blu-ray set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — Magical Movie Mode will be available at $19.98 and includes the theatrical film and the “Magical Movie Mode” version of the film in high-definition. It will also be available on DVD as a two-disc set at $16.98 and includes the theatrical film and “Magical Movie Mode” version of the film in standard-definition.  The film will also be available digitally on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.

HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS to Premiere Unscripted ‘Harry Potter’ Specials

WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials — a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special — to premiere on HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS in the United States.

The unscripted game show and retrospective will help to find some of the biggest self-proclaimed fans to celebrate and test their Wizarding World knowledge. Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the limited series will include four one-hour quiz challenges followed by the film retrospective.

Casting is now underway in the United States. Fans can visit wizardingworld.com to learn more about the show.

Viewers will also be able to take advantage of a play-along component.

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“To celebrate the dedicated fans old and new who have passionately kept the Wizarding World magic alive in so many forms for decades, these exciting specials will celebrate their Harry Potter fandom in a must-see multiplatform TV event,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. global kids, young adults and classics.

Holiday and Catalog Fare Continues to Dominate ‘Watched at Home’ Chart, Led by ‘Harry Potter’

The Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection climbed to No. 1 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Nov. 14, a period dominated by catalog titles and winter favorites.

The “Harry Potter” set, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, had been No. 6 the previous week on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

A mishmash of movies and TV content, the list does not account for disc rentals or premium VOD movies.

Romantic drama After We Collided, from Open Road Films, dropped to No. 2 after three weeks in the top spot.

Holding steady at No. 3 was Lionsgate’s Antebellum in its second week, while political documentary Trump Card, from conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, remained No. 4.

Rounding out the top five was the first season of Paramount Networks’ “Yellowstone,” a contemporary Western drama starring Kevin Costner that is centered on the conflicts between a cattle ranch, an Indian reservation and land developers, all of whom share common borders. Season two was No. 8 and season three was No. 12.

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Among the winter-themed, holiday and seasonal catalog fare on the list are Disney-owned 20th Century’s Home Alone at No. 6, Warner’s Elf at No. 11, Disney’s Frozen II at No. 13, Warner’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at No. 19, and Warner’s The Polar Express at No. 20.

Warner’s “Game of Thrones” complete series collection, recently released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray boxed set, dropped from No. 2 to No. 18. Meanwhile, Universal’s The Office: The Complete Series, which was re-released as a Blu-ray set Nov. 10, was on the chart at No. 16.

Interestingly, neither of the major new DVD and Blu-ray Disc movie releases for the week — Disney’s like-action Mulan remake and Warner’s disc of MGM’s BIll & Ted Face the Music — made the DEG’s top 20. Mulan was the top-selling disc during the same time period, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

  1. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  2. After We Collided (Open Road)
  3. Antebellum (Lionsgate)
  4. Trump Card (D’Souza Media)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  6. Home Alone (20th Century)
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  8. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  9. Paw Patrol (Paramount/Nickelodeon)
  10. Trolls World Tour (Universal)
  11. Elf (Warner)
  12. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  13. Frozen II (Disney)
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  15. Ava (Vertical)
  16. The Office: The Complete Series (Universal)
  17. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Funimation)
  18. Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection (Warner)
  19. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  20. The Polar Express (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 Nov. 14.