‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Led DVD and Blu-ray Sales in August; ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Still No. 1 for 2022

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion rose to No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for August 2022, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. The sixth “Jurassic” film was released to disc Aug. 16 and spent three weeks atop the weekly sales charts.

The No. 2 seller for August was Paramount’s video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog 2, released on disc Aug. 9.

The July top seller, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, dropped to No. 3 for August.

Paramount’s romantic-comedy adventure The Lost City, with Sandra Bullock, was No. 4 in August, a spot higher than its July ranking.

The No. 5 August seller was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which had been No. 2 in July.

Universal Pictures’ The Black Phone, another Aug. 16 disc release, was No. 6 on the August chart. The film stars Ethan Hawke and is about a kidnapped child who can communicate with previous victims over a strange phone.

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The year-to-date top 10 carried over nine of the same 10 titles from the previous month, led by Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was No. 8 in August.

With the ascension of Jurassic World Dominion, Paramount’s 1986 original Top Gun fell out of the No. 10 sellers for 2022, though it was No. 7 for August.

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

  1. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount)
  3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney/Marvel)
  4. The Lost City (Paramount)
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Warner)
  6. The Black Phone (Universal)
  7. Top Gun (Paramount)
  8. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  9. The Bad Guys (Universal/DreamWorks)
  10. Downton Abbey: A New Era (Universal)

 

Year-to-Date Top 10 (through August 2022):

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures)
  3. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  4. Sing 2 (Universal)
  5. Encanto (Disney)
  6. The Batman (Warner)
  7. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal)
  8. Uncharted (Sony Pictures)
  9. Yellowstone: Season Four (Paramount)
  10. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)

 

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Tops Disc Sales for Third Week; ‘1883’ Debuts at No. 2

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion remained No. 1 for a third-consecutive week 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 Sept. 3. A collection of all six “Jurassic” films slipped to No. 10 on both charts.

The week’s top newcomer, debuting at No. 2 on both charts, was Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of the “Yellowstone” prequel that was originally released as a 10-episode limited series on the Paramount+ streaming service.

The 1883 discs sold 68.6% as many units during its first week as Jurassic World Dominion did in its third. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 25% of first-week 1883 sales.

Paramount’s video game adaptation sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2, slipped a spot to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc sales tracking chart.

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Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart in its fifth week on shelves.

No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, the third film in the Japanese “My Hero Academia” manga franchise about a school to hone superpowers. World Heroes’ Mission finds the students teaming with professional heroes against a doomsday cult that wants to end humanity.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 4 had the same top four as the previous week: Dominion at No. 1, Universal’s Black Phone at No. 2, Sonic 2 at No. 3, and Paramount’s The Lost City at No. 4.

Lionsgate’s Paradise Highway was the No. 5 rental.

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Still No. 1 on Redbox Digital Chart; ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Tops Disc Rentals

Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick retained its position atop the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended Sept. 4. The sequel to the 1986 fighter jet classic Top Gun has earned more than $701 million at the domestic box office and arrived at digital channels Aug. 23.

No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, was Universal’s actioner Blacklight, which was first released to digital retailers in April and returns to the top 10. The film stars Liam Neeson as a troubled off-the-books agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy.

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart. The sixth “Jurassic” film unites the casts from the original and sequel trilogies to expose a corporation producing genetically enhanced locusts.

No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks, remained Universal’s The Black Phone, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke about a kidnapped boy who finds a phone that lets him hear from previous victims.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 remained No. 3 on the disc rental chart. The video game adaptation finds Sonic teaming with Tails the flying fox to locate a mystical jewel being sought by Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles.

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Paramount’s The Lost City held onto the No. 4 spot on the Redbox disc rental chart.

The Redbox On Demand chart had Sony Pictures’ Mark Wahlberg starrer Father Stu at No. 3, while Vertical Entertainment’s Last Seen Alive was No. 4 (it was No. 7 on the disc chart).

Lionsgate’s Paradise Highway was No. 5 on both charts. The thriller is about truckers in a human smuggling ring trying to outrun the FBI.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 4:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  2. The Black Phone — Universal
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount
  4. The Lost City — Paramount
  5. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate
  6. Murder at Yellowstone City — RLJE
  7. Last Seen Alive — Vertical
  8. Gone in the Night — Vertical
  9. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — Disney/Marvel
  10. Memory — Universal

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 4:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick — Paramount
  2. Blacklight — Universal
  3. Father Stu — Sony Pictures
  4. Last Seen Alive — Vertical
  5. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate
  6. The Lost City — Paramount
  7. Nope — Universal
  8. Gone in the Night — Vertical
  9. Minions: The Rise of Gru — Universal
  10. Infinite — Paramount

 

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Maintains Dominance of DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion remained 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 Aug. 27.

A collection of all six “Jurassic” films slipped a spot to No. 6 on both charts.

The sixth film finds the casts of the original Jurassic Park trilogy and the sequels coming together to stop a corporation from using genetically engineered locusts in a world where dinosaurs once again roam free. It earned $375.6 million at the domestic box office. The home video editions of Jurassic World Dominion include an extended version of the film.

Paramount’s video game adaptation sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2, remained No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart, but slipped to No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc sales tracking chart.

Sonic 2 sold 16.5% as many units during the week as Jurassic World Dominion.

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The week’s top newcomer, at No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, the third film in the Japanese “My Hero Academia” manga franchise about a school to hone superpowers. World Heroes’ Mission finds the students teaming with professional heroes against a doomsday cult that wants to end humanity. It earned $12.27 million at the domestic box office. The film was released only as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack so all of its unit sales count toward its Blu-ray share.

No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart was Unviersal Pictures’ The Black Phone, starring Ethan Hawke. In the film, a kidnapped boy finds a phone that allows him to hear from previous victims.

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart in its fifth week on shelves.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 28 had the same top four as the previous week: Dominion at No. 1, Black Phone at No. 2, Sonic 2 at No. 3, and Paramount’s The Lost City at No. 4.

RLJE Films’ Murder at Yellowstone City was the No. 5 rental.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Remains No. 1 on Redbox Disc Rental Chart; ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Top Digital Title

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 28. The sixth “Jurassic” film unites the casts from the original and sequel trilogies to expose a corporation producing genetically enhanced locusts. It was No. 9 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks, remained Universal’s The Black Phone, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke about a kidnapped boy who finds a phone that lets him hear from previous victims.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 remained No. 3 on the disc rental chart. The video game adaptation finds Sonic teaming with Tails the flying fox to locate a mystical jewel being sought by Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles.

Paramount’s The Lost City held onto the No. 4 spot on the Redbox disc rental chart.

Rounding out the top five disc rentals was the newly released Murder at Yellowstone City, a Western from RLJ Entertainment.

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The No. 1 digital title was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, which arrived at digital retailers Aug. 23. The sequel to the 1986 fighter jet classic Top Gun has earned nearly $700 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, was Vertical Entertainment’s action-thriller Last Seen Alive. It slipped to No. 8 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

The No. 3 digital title was Vertical Entertainment’s Gone in the Night, a thriller starring Winona Ryder. It was No. 7 on the disc rental chart, where it is a Redbox exclusive.

No. 4 on the Redbox On Demand chart was Universal’s Nope, the latest thriller from Jordan Peele, which became available through digital retailers Aug. 26.

The No. 5 digital title was Universal’s 2019 film Serenity.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 28:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  2. The Black Phone — Universal
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount
  4. The Lost City — Paramount
  5. Murder at Yellowstone City — RLJE
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — Disney/Marvel
  7. Gone in the Night — Vertical
  8. Last Seen Alive — Vertical
  9. Memory — Universal
  10. Morbius — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 28:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick — Paramount
  2. Last Seen Alive — Vertical
  3. Gone in the Night — Vertical
  4. Nope — Universal
  5. Serenity (2019) — Universal
  6. Elvis — Warner
  7. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate
  8. Minions: The Rise of Gru — Universal
  9. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  10. DC League of Super-Pets — Warner

 

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion easily 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 Aug. 20.

A collection of all six “Jurassic” films was No. 5 on both charts.

The sixth film finds the casts of the original Jurassic Park trilogy and the sequels coming together to stop a corporation from using genetically engineered locusts in a world where dinosaurs once again roam free. It earned $374 million at the domestic box office. The home video editions of Jurassic World Dominion include an extended version of the film.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of standalone Jurassic World Dominion unit sales, with 20% from the 4K Ultra HD version and 46% from regular Blu-ray; the six-movie set saw 68% of its sales from HD formats (22% UHD, 46% BD).

The previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

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The No. 3 seller, again on both charts, was another thriller from Universal Pictures, The Black Phone, starring Ethan Hawke. In the film, a kidnapped boy finds a phone that allows him to hear from previous victims. It earned $88.9 million at the domestic box office.

The Black Phone had 59% of its sales come from Blu-ray Disc.

No. 4 on both charts was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, now in its fourth week on shelves.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 21 also had Dominion at No. 1, with Black Phone at No. 2.

The previous top rental, Sonic 2, slipped to No. 3. Paramount’s The Lost City was No. 4, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was No. 5.

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Peacock to Become the Next-Day Streaming Home for NBC and Bravo Series; Bowing $19.99 Annual Subscription Fee in September

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service Aug. 24 announced that starting Sept. 19, it would become the streaming home of NBC and Bravo series, including next-day access to current seasons of NBC and Bravo shows the day after they air on the networks.

Throughout the month of September, new subscribers will be able to sign up for Peacock’s premium tier for $1.99 per month, or $19.99 for a 12-month period. Peacock ended the first quarter with 28 million subscribers, including 13 million paid subs.

“From ‘Sunday Night Football’ and Jurassic World Dominion to ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘The Office,’ Peacock is the streaming home for NBCUniversal and beyond,” Kelly Campbell, president of Peacock and direct-to-consumer for NBCUniversal, said in a statement.

Peacock will be the go-to streaming destination for new episodes of the “Law & Order” trifecta and “One Chicago,” the network’s late-night line-up, including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Saturday Night Live,” returning series such as “La Brea,” “New Amsterdam” and “Young Rock,” competition shows “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent,” and new series such as “Quantum Leap” and “Lopez vs. Lopez” when they premiere this fall.

Peacock premium subscribers already have next-day access to Bravo series, including “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Below Deck,” “Top Chef,” “Southern Charm” and “Watch What Happens Live,” in addition to upcoming seasons of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” “Winter House” and “Below Deck Med.”

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In addition to all next-day programming from NBC and Bravo, Peacock subs continue to have access to more than 70,000 hours of original, current, and classic movies and TV shows, as well as live sports, news and events.

In addition to exclusive favorites such as “Yellowstone” and “The Office,” new content coming to Peacock this fall includes Peacock Originals “Last Light,” “Vampire Academy,” “A Friend of the Family,” “The Calling,” “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” and “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”; blockbuster and exclusive films including Jurassic World DominionMinions: The Rise of GruHonk for JesusSave Your Soul., BeastNope and Meet Cute; live sports including Sunday Night Football, exclusive MLB, Premier League, WWE, IndyCar and Notre Dame football coverage, the FIFA World Cup, and much more.

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Ascends to No. 1 on Redbox Disc Rental Chart

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 21. The sixth “Jurassic” film unites the casts from the original and sequel trilogies to expose a corporation producing genetically enhanced locusts. It earned $374 million at the domestic box office and was No. 4 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks, was another newcomer, Universal’s The Black Phone, a thriller starring Ethan Hawke about a kidnapped boy who finds a phone that lets him hear from previous victims. It earned $88.8 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, slipped to No. 3. The video game adaptation finds Sonic teaming with Tails the flying fox to locate a mystical jewel being sought by Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles. It was No. 9 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Paramount’s The Lost City slid to No. 4 on the Redbox disc rental chart and No. 8 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

Rounding out the top five disc rentals was Vertical Entertainment’s action-thriller Last Seen Alive. It rose to No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

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The No. 1 digital title was Vertical Entertainment’s Gone in the Night, a thriller starring Winona Ryder. It was No. 6 on the disc rental chart, where it is a Redbox exclusive.

The top title on the Redbox On Demand chart the previous week, Warner’s Elvis, a biopic about Elvis Presley, slipped to No. 2.

The No. 3 digital title was Lionsgate’s Paradise Highway, a thriller about truckers in a human smuggling ring trying to outrun the FBI.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 21:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  2. The Black Phone — Universal
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount
  4. The Lost City — Paramount
  5. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — Disney/Marvel
  6. Gone in the Night — Vertical
  7. Last Seen Alive — Redbox
  8. The Bad Guys — Universal
  9. Morbius — Sony Pictures
  10. Sniper: Rogue Mission — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 21:

  1. Gone in the Night — Redbox
  2. Elvis — Warner
  3. Paradise Highway — Lionsgate
  4. Jurassic World Dominion — Universal
  5. Last Seen Alive — Redbox
  6. Minions: The Rise of Gru — Universal
  7. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — Lionsgate
  8. The Lost City — Paramount
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount
  10. The Bad Guys — Universal

 

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‘Jurassic World Dominion,’ ‘Black Phone,’ New to Disc Aug. 16, ‘Paws of Fury’ Arrives Digitally

Aug. 16 sees the release of Jurassic World Dominion, The Black Phone and South Park: Season 24 on disc, while Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank becomes available from digital retailers.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Aug. 16 releases an extended edition of Jurassic World Dominion. The extended edition, featuring 14 additional minutes of the film and an alternate opening, is available digitally as well as on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The theatrical cut arrives on DVD. The blockbuster dinosaur epic, the sixth in the “Jurassic Park” franchise and third in the “Jurassic World” trilogy, earned nearly $373 million in North American movie theaters, with a worldwide gross of over $974 million. The movie, which co-stars franchise regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with original Jurassic Park cast members Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was directed by Colin Trevorrow and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, the director of the first two “Jurassic Park” films. Jurassic World Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar’s destruction, when dinosaurs roam the Earth again. 

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Aug. 16 also releases the psychological thriller The Black Phone on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. In The Black Phone, from Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson, a 13-year-old boy is abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, where he starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims. The Black Phone, which stars Ethan Hawke, is based on the short story of the same name by Joe Hill. Other cast members include Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw. The film earned more than $87 million in North American movie theaters.

Season 24 of “South Park” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 16 from Paramount Home Entertainment. South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season includes the Pandemic episode, which was the highest rated and most-watched cable comedy telecast of 2020, followed by the Vaccination episode, which was the highest rated original cable comedy telecast of 2021. In the latest season, Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the ongoing pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school, but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment release NCIS: The Nineteenth Season on DVD Aug. 16. The five-disc collection offers all 21 episodes from the show about military investigators, including the final episodes of Mark Harmon as special agent Gibbs. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties. The DVD set also includes exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The animated family film Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank becomes available for digital purchase or rent Aug. 16 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon. In the film, hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (voiced by Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (voiced by Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, the underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. Other voice talent includes Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou and Michelle Yeoh. It arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 18.

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The dramatic comedy The Phantom of the Open becomes available for digital purchase Aug. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film tells the true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. The humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showed his family the importance of pursuing your dreams. It arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 30.

The action thriller Sniper: Rogue Mission arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and for digital purchase Aug. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the latest installment in the “Sniper” franchise, when a crooked federal agent is involved in a human sex trafficking ring, Sniper and CIA Rookie Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) goes rogue, teaming up with his former allies Homeland Security Agent Zero (Ryan Robbins of TV’s “Riverdale”) and assassin Lady Death (Sayaka Akimoto) to uncover the corrupt agent and take down the criminal organization. Josh Brener (TV’s “Silicon Valley”) and Dennis Haysbert (TV’s “24”) co-star.

The Japanese action-comedy Baby Assassins becomes available on Blu-ray, DVD and for digital purchase Aug. 16 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Director Hugo Sakamoto (A Janitor, Hangman’s Knot) and action director Kensuke Sonomura (John Woo’s Manhunt, Nowhere Man, Hydra, Bushido Man) combine their talents for the martial arts film. Akari Takaishi (Distant Thunder, A Janitor) as “Chisato” and Saori Izawa (A Janitor) as “Mahiro” play highly trained teenage assassins. Upon graduation, they are informed by upper management that they will need to hold down “normal” jobs as a cover, and — even worse — they’ll be forced to share an apartment. However, after an unfortunate run-in with a Yakuza member, the two must band together to survive an epic fight for their lives. The cast also includes Masanori Mimoto (Enter the Fat Dragon, Hydra, First Love, Yakuza Apocalypse, God of War). A Jury’s Special Award Winner at the 2022 Fantasporto Film Festival, Baby Assassins premiered at the 2021 Fantastic Fest, and played at the 2022 Glasgow Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival. It is also available for streaming on Hi-Yah!.

The LGBT drama romance As Long as I’m Famous will be released on DVD Aug. 16 from Ariztical Entertainment. It’s the story of private, often forbidden romances of legends from Montgomery Clift to Richard Rodgers, told through the perspective of 24-year-old Sidney Lumet. The film is inspired by true events and paying homage to the Golden Age of Broadway during the summer of 1948. Directed by Bruce Reisman, the film stars Aaron Fors, Gavin Adams, David Chokachi (Baywatch TV Series), Camille Montgomery, Nicholas Luna, Eric Lutes, Chelsea Jordan, Tracy Nelson and Michael Paré.

Aug. 19, Lionsgate will release the action film Bullet Proof in select theaters and via on demand and digital purchase Aug. 19. In the film directed by James C. Clayton, Vinnie Jones (Snatch) plays Temple, a sadistic mob boss. After stealing millions in cash from Temple’s drug-dealing hideout, the thief finds a stowaway in his getaway car — Temple’s pregnant wife Mia. Desperate to reclaim his cash — and his unborn son — Temple sends out a squad of hit men and bounty hunters to bring in Mia and the thief. It arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 27.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

Extended Edition of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Heads to Digital, Disc on Aug. 16

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on Aug. 9 announced it is preparing a new extended edition of Jurassic World Dominion for release on Aug. 16.

The extended edition, featuring 14 additional minutes of the film and an alternate opening, will be available digitally as well as on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc.

The blockbuster dinosaur epic, the sixth in the “Jurassic Park” franchise and third in the “Jurassic World” trilogy, earned nearly $372 million in North American movie theaters, with a worldwide gross of over $960 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film first became available for rent and purchase on digital platforms on July 15.

The movie, which co-stars franchise regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with original Jurassic Park cast members Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was directed by Colin Trevorrow and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, the director of the first two “Jurassic Park” films. Jurassic World Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar’s destruction, when dinosaurs roam the Earth again.