‘Tenet’ Repeats at No. 1 on ‘Watched at Home’ Chart; ‘Parallel’ Sole New Entry

With few new releases, the weekly “Watched at Home” chart remains largely unchanged from the prior week.

Warner Bros.’ Tenet is again No. 1 on the chart for the week ended Jan. 9, while Universal Pictures’ Honest Thief and The War With Grandpa switched places their sophomore week to place at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

The “Watched at Home” chart tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental) compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

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Paramount’s Love and Monsters is the week’s biggest gainer, moving up to No. 4 from No. 9 the previous week due to its Jan. 5 release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The film also was the week’s top disc seller (see related story).

Love and Monsters is a post-apocalyptic action film about a man (Dylan O’Brien) traveling through a world populated by monsters in order to reconnect with his girlfriend (Jessica Henwick). The monsters were created when chemical fallout from the destruction of an asteroid headed for Earth caused all cold-blood creatures to mutate into ferocious monsters. Love and Monsters was released theatrically and on VOD in October 2020.

Rounding out the top five is season three of perennial favorite “Yellowstone,” from Paramount.

Warner Bros. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy re-entered the chart at No. 16. The set made its 4K Ultra HD debut in December 2020.

The sole new entry on the “Watched at Home” chart was Lionsgate’s Parallel, bowing at No. 20. A Vertical Entertainment release, Parallel revolves around a group of friends who stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a “multiverse,” only to discover that importing knowledge from the other side in order to better their lives brings increasingly dangerous consequences. The film’s cast includes Alyssa Diaz, Kathleen Quinlan Martin Wallstrom, David Harewood and Georgia King.

  1. Tenet (Warner)
  2. Honest Thief (Universal)
  3. The War with Grandpa (Universal)
  4. Love and Monsters (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: S3 (Paramount)
  6. Yellowstone: S1 (Paramount)
  7. Yellowstone: S2 (Paramount)
  8. The Office: The Complete Series (Universal)
  9. Unhinged  (Lionsgate)
  10. Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  11. RuPaul’s Drag Race S:13 (VH1)
  12. The Craft: Legacy (Sony)
  13. The Informer (Vertical)
  14. Buddy Games (Paramount)
  15. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Warner)
  16. The New Mutants (20th Century)
  17. Hunter Hunter (IFC Films)
  18. The Phenomenon (1091)
  19. The Upside (STX, 2019)
  20. Parallel (Lionsgate)

 

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 Jan. 9.

‘Love and Monsters’ Fights to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Paramount’s Love and Monsters 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 sales chart the week ended Jan. 9.

The film, a post-apocalyptic actioner about a man traveling through a world populated by mutant creatures in order to reconnect with his girlfriend, earned $1 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of total Love and Monster sales, with the 4K Ultra HD version comprising 15% of its total.

Warner’s Tenet, which had been the top-selling disc the previous three weeks, dropped to No. 2.

Dropping a spot to No. 3 on both charts was Unviersal’s Liam Neeson-starrer Honest Thief.

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Rounding out the top five overall discs were Paramount’s Yellowstone: Season 3 at No. 4, and Universal’s The Office: The Complete Series at No. 5.

On the Blu-ray chart, No. 4 was Warner’s eight-film “Harry Potter” collection (which was No. 8 overall), followed at No. 5 by Universal’s 1917 (No. 12 overall).

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 10 was unchanged from the week before. Honest Thief repeated at No. 1, Universal’s The War With Grandpa was No. 2, Tenet was No. 3, Love and Monsters was No. 4 and Vertical Entertainment’s The Informer was No. 5.

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‘Love and Monsters,’ ‘Yellow Rose’ Top Slate of New DVD, Blu-ray Disc Releases

Paramount Pictures’ post-apocalyptic adventure Love and Monsters and the Sony Pictures arthouse favorite Yellow Rose top the slate of new releases available for home viewing on Jan. 5.

Also out are Girl, from Screen Media, and several PBS Distribution releases, including Elizabeth Is Missing, the haunting BBC television drama that stars Glenda Jackson as Maud, an elderly woman living with dementia who struggles to piece together a double mystery.

Love and Monsters stars Dylan O’Brien as a man trying to reconnect with his high school girlfriend (Jessica Henwick) in a dystopian future where giant monsters have overtaken the Earth.

Paramount initially released the film via premium video-on-demand (PVOD) on Oct. 16, and it promptly debuted at or near the top of the digital charts, bowing at No. 1 on FandangoNow and No. 2 on Vudu. The price was lowered in early December and the film promptly shot to the top of the Redbox On Demand chart.

Now, Love and Monsters becomes available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Blu-ray special features include deleted scenes, “Bottom of the Food Chain: The Cast of Love and Monsters” and “It’s a Monster’s World: Creating a Post-Apocalyptic Landscape.”

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Sony Pictures’ Yellow Rose  makes its debut on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Jan. 5. The film festival alum is centered around a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has ever known.

The film, directed by Diane Paragas, was released through digital retailers on Dec. 22. Yellow Rose stars Grammy-winner Eva Noblezada in her feature film debut, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan and Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga (MulanAladdin).

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Also available Jan. 5, on DVD only, is the thriller Girl, from Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company. The film from writer-director Chad Faust has been available digitally for sale and VOD since last month.

Girl stars Bella Thorne as a young woman who returns to her small hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father, only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As the girl searches for answers, she soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff (Mickey Rourke) and uncovers a family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined.

Meanwhile, PBS Distribution is out with a number of releases that, in addition to Elizabeth Is Missing, include two “Nature” documentaries, Santa’s Wild Home and Pandas — Born to Be Wild; Nova: Nature’s Fear Factor, and Not Done: Women Remaking America. Most are available through digital retailers and on DVD.

Paramount’s ‘Fatman,’ ‘Love and Monsters’ Take Over Redbox Charts

A pair of films distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment took over the No. 1 spots on Redbox’s disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended Dec. 13.

The disc chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, saw Paramount’s Fatman take over the top spot. While the disc won’t be widely released until Jan. 26, Redbox has it early. The movie stars Mel Gibson as an action-oriented Santa who must fight for his life when a disgruntled kid sends a hitman after him.

Fatman was No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, with Paramount’s Love and Monsters taking the top spot there. Love and Monsters stars Dylan O’Brien as a man trying to reconnect with his high school girlfriend (Jessica Henwick) in a dystopian future where giant monsters have overtaken the Earth.

Another Paramount title, the comedy Buddy Games, was No. 4 on both charts. Paramount also had two more films on the On Demand chart: The Vanished, about a couple searching for the missing daughter, at No. 7, and the newly released Wander, a thriller about a mentally unstable man who gets caught up in a murder conspiracy, at No. 8.

Lionsgate’s Unhinged remained at No. 2 on Redbox’s disc rental chart, and slipped to No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan remained dropped to No. 3 on the disc rental chart after spending three of the previous four weeks in the top spot.

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Rounding out the top five on both charts was The New Mutants, from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, which dropped a spot from the previous week.

Newcomers on the top 10 disc chart include MPI’s Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot, another retelling of the Camelot tale, at No. 8, and Lionsgate’s Smiley Face Killers, a horror film about a man who believes he is being stalked by a hooded figure, at No. 9.

Another title new to the On Demand chart, at No. 9, was STX Films’ Songbird, a controversial thriller about a future world where the pandemic is in full effect in 2024 after the coronvirus continues to mutate. It hit premium VOD Dec. 11.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Dec. 13:

  1. Fatman — Paramount
  2. Unhinged — Lionsgate
  3. Mulan (2020) — Disney
  4. Buddy Games — Paramount
  5. The New Mutants — 20th Century
  6. Iron Mask — Lionsgate
  7. The Rental — Shout! Factory
  8. Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot — MPI
  9. Smiley Face Killers — Lionsgate
  10. 2067 — RLJ

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Dec. 13:

  1. Love and Monsters — Paramount
  2. Fatman — Paramount
  3. Unhinged — Lionsgate
  4. Buddy Games — Paramount
  5. The New Mutants — 20th Century
  6. Elf — Warner
  7. The Vanished — Paramount
  8. Wander — Paramount
  9. Songbird — STX
  10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — Warner

 

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