Disc Sales Charts Led by Season 5 of ‘Outlander’

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Outlander: Season Five 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 Sept. 19.

The popular Starz series stars stars Caitriona Balfe as a World War II nurse who finds herself transported back in time to the 18th century.

Disney’s Hocus Pocus jumped up to No. 2, from No. 18 the previous week. The perennial Halloween-season seller got a bit of a boost from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition, which comprised 18% of the title’s total unit sales. It was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Warner’s Beetlejuice, which topped the charts a few weeks earlier after the release of its own 4K disc, was No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

New release Weathering With You, an anime movie distributed in America by Shout! Factory, debuted at No. 4 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Superman: Man of Tomorrow, slipped to No. 5 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Lionsgate’s new Vestron collector’s edition of David Cronenberg’s 1975 horror movie Shivers. Similarly, Lionsgate’s Vestron Blu-ray of the 1989 comedy Little Monsters was the No. 6 Blu-ray.

Warner’s Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 13 but is available for sale early at Walmart, was No. 14 overall. The Blu-ray version comprised 29% of its Walmart sales.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 20 had at No. 1 for the third straight week the Universal political comedy Irresistible, which on the disc sales chart has never cracked the top 50.

Lionsgate’s Rogue moved up to No. 2, swapping with Universal’s The King of Staten Island, which dropped to No. 3.

Redbox’s Hard Kill climbed a spot to No. 4, and Warner’s Scoob! moved up to No. 5.

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‘Outlander: Season 5’ Jumps to No. 1 on ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

The fifth season of the fantasy TV series “Outlander,” distributed by Sony Pictures, was the top title on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Sept. 19.

The Blu-ray and DVD edition of the season arrived in stores Sept. 15.

Also new to the list at No. 7 is the anime movie Weathering With You, released on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 15 by Shout! Factory.

No. 12 saw the debut of Lionsgate’s The Secret: Dare to Dream, which became available for digital sellthrough Sept. 15. Based on the 2006 self-help book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, the movie stars Katie Holmes as a widowed mother of three who meets a handyman (Josh Lucas) who inspires her with the power of positive thinking.

The other new release on the list, at No. 15, is Magnolia Pictures’ Alone, a thriller about a recently widowed woman who flees the city only to be kidnapped by a strange man and held captive in his cabin.

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The three seasons of Paramount’s drama series “Yellowstone,” which the previous week took the top three spots, dropped to second, third and fourth on the “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. Season three was No. 2, followed by season two then season one.

Warner’s eight-film “Harry Potter” collection rounded out the top five.

The Sept. 18 death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired viewers to revisit two 2018 films about her: the documentary RBG, from Magnolia, at No. 10, and the biopic On the Basis of Sex, from Universal, at No. 16. In the latter, Felicity Jones plays a younger Ginsberg making a name for herself as a civil rights attorney.

  1. Outlander: Season 5 (Sony Pictures)
  2. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  5. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  6. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  7. Weathering With You (Shout! Factory)
  8. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  9. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  10. RBG (Magnolia)
  11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Warner)
  12. The Secret: Dare to Dream (Lionsgate)
  13. Irresistible (2020, Universal)
  14. Hocus Pocus (Disney)
  15. Alone (Magnolia)
  16. On the Basis of Sex (Universal)
  17. Guest House (Lionsgate)
  18. The Silencing (2020, Lionsgate)
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner)
  20. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (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 Sept. 19.

‘Outlander’ Season Five on Disc Sept. 15

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Outlander: Season Five on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Sept. 15. The season will be available for digital purchase Sept. 14.

The fifth season of “Outlander” sees a continuation of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society which is unwittingly marching toward Revolution, and Jamie must now defend the home they have built together at Fraser’s Ridge while Claire seeks to put her own skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm. Meanwhile Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton) and Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) struggle to find their respective places in this world and chase away the shadow cast upon their lives by Stephen Bonnet (Edward Speleers) as they raise their son in this brave new world.

The Starz series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Jim Kohlberg and Andy Harries, is based on the international best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.

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The Blu-ray, DVD and digital copies at select retailers will include four all-new “Outlander Untold” scenes following the stories of fan-favorite characters; a blooper reel; a “Flowers of the Forest” lyric video; a glimpse of life at home with the Frasers’ cat, Adso; and two featurettes, “Strength in Action: The Women of Outlander” and “Through Fire & Hell: The Finale.”

The Blu-ray will have additional features including 16 deleted scenes, writer and producer commentaries, and two new behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Heart of the Frasers,” highlighting Jamie and Claire’s relationship as well as their family bond, and “Expanding the World: Sets & Costumes.”

A special deluxe collector’s edition Blu-ray set also will be available and will include a CD of the season five soundtrack, a 28-page digibook and an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s upcoming ninth “Outlander” novel, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, plus premium packaging.

‘Dragon’ Again Tops Disc Sales Charts

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was the No. 1 title 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 June 1.

The animated film, which is distributed by Universal Pictures, was the top title on both charts for a second consecutive week.

The only newcomer to debut in the top 20 was Sony Pictures’ Outlander: Season Four, which was No. 2 on both charts. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 42% of sales of the latest release from the popular Starz fantasy series.

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No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart was Unviersal’s The Upside.

Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part landed at No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 5 on both charts was Lionsgate’s Cold Pursuit.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 2, The top four remained the same from the previous week: Upside at No. 1, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at No. 2, Warner’s Isn’t It Romantic at No. 3, and Cold Pursuit at No. 4.

The Lionsgate comedy Drunk Parents debuted as the No. 5 rental.

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‘Outlander: Season 3’ Coming to Disc, Digital in April

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set an April 10 release date for “Outlander: Season Three,” which is being released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital. A limited collector’s edition also will be available.

Based on Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling “Outlander” series about a British World War II nurse who is mysteriously swept back in time to Scotland in 1743, “Outlander: Season Three” finds nurse Claire (Caitriona Balfe in a Golden Globe-nominated role) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) attempting to build a life apart from one another. But fate has other plans, as the two find their way back to each other and set sail for new lands.

“Outlander” is a hit Starz series that also stars Tobias Menzies (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), Lotte Verbeek (TV’s “The Borgias”), Sophie Skelton (TV’s “Ren”), and Richard Rankin (TV’s “Thirteen”). The “Outlander” TV series is developed by executive producer Ronald D. Moore (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”) and is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company, and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

“Outlander: Season Three” contains all 13 episodes in a five-disc limited collector’s edition, Blu-ray Disc and DVD sets, along with 27 deleted and extended scenes with introductions by Moore, a gag reel and two featurettes. In “A Traveling Show Takes Sail,” the cast and crew describe what it was like moving the production from Scotland to South Africa and the challenges shooting aboard the Artemis ship; and Verbeek and other cast and crew discuss Geillis Duncan’s return this season in “The Transformation of Geillis Duncan.”

Exclusive content on the Blu-ray Disc and limited collector’s edition versions includes an additional scene with Lord John Grey & Lady Isobel Dunsany from the episode “Of Lost Things,” the original chemistry test between Caitriona and Sam with an introduction by Moore, the “Outlander” podcasts for each episode with commentary from Moore and others, and four additional featurettes. “Claire & Jamie: Together Again” discusses what it was like for Caitriona and Sam to work separately for half of the season and what it was like reuniting their characters after 20 years had passed, while “Jamie’s Revolution” and “Claire: Through Time” have Caitriona and Sam discussing their characters’ journeys this season. “Saying Goodbye to Frank & Jonathan Randall” is a final farewell to Tobias Menzies and both of his integral characters, Frank and Black Jack Randall. In addition, the limited collector’s edition Blu-ray Disc will feature special packaging, including 28 pages of behind-the-scenes photographs.