Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Q1 Revenue Topped $292 Million

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reported physical and digital sales of movies and TV of $292 million in the first quarter (ended March 31). That was down just 6% from revenue of $310 million in the prior-year period.

Top-selling movies in the quarter included Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and M3GAN — despite both movies’ expedited access on subscription-based Peacock.

Total studio revenue increased 1.7% to $2.95 billion from $2.9 billion in the prior-year period, primarily due to higher theatrical revenue, which reflected the successful performance of recent releases, including Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and M3GAN, partially offset by lower content licensing revenue, driven by the timing of when content was made available by our movie and television studios.

Theatrical revenue increased 90% to $319 million from $168 million in the prior-year period, primarily driven by the aforementioned theatrical releases. The quarter does not include results from The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which was the top-grossing animation movie debut (April 5) all-time, and has seen its global box office top $870 million after three weeks of release.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Tops March Disc Sales; ‘Black Adam’ Still No. 1 for 2023

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish rose to No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for March 2023, according to Circana’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. 

The DreamWorks Animation sequel, in which the swashbuckling kitty from the “Shrek” movies seeks a magical wish to restore his nine lives, had been No. 87 in February after arriving on disc Feb. 28, giving it just one day to make an impact on shelves. Thus, the bulk of its initial sales occurred in March, as it topped the weekly disc chart the first two weeks of the month.

No. 2 in March was Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto, released on disc March 14. The film stars Tom Hanks as a cranky old man whose worldview shifts after meeting a new neighbor who challenges his weary ways.

Another March 14 disc, Crunchyroll’s Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Blu-ray combo pack release, the latest installment of the “Dragon Ball” anime franchise, took No. 3 for March. It was the top seller the week of its disc debut.

The top February seller, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, slid to No. 4 in March.

The No. 5 seller in March was Universal Pictures’ creepy robotic doll thriller M3GAN, which arrived on Blu-ray and DVD March 21. It too was the top seller its debut week.

No. 6 was another late holdover from February, Paramount’s Devotion, a docudrama about Korean War fighter pilots.

Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick slipped to No. 7 for March. It was No. 3 in February.

The No. 8 March seller was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, getting a sales boost after its Best Picture Oscar win March 12. It had been No. 11 in February.

Another Oscar winner, Lionsgate’s The Whale, released on disc March 14, was No. 9 in March. The film won Best Actor for Brendan Fraser and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Rounding out the month’s top 10 was Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s Black Adam, which was down eight spots from No. 2 for February.

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However, Black Adam remained the No. 1 disc seller for the year to date, while Wakanda Forever remained the year’s No. 2 seller. Top Gun: Maverick maintained the No. 3 spot, having been the No. 2 seller for 2022.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish entered the yearly chart at No. 4, while A Man Called Otto is No. 5, and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is No. 7.

The newcomers pushed Universal’s Violent Night down two spots to No. 6, with the original 1986 Top Gun slipping three spots to No. 9, and Universal’s Halloween Ends down five spots to No. 10.

Everything Everywhere climbed into the 2023 top 10 at No. 8, gaining five spots from the end of February.

Slipping out of the yearly top 10 were Universal’s Ticket to Paradise, Warner’s Elvis, Sony Pictures’ The Woman King, and Warner’s House of the Dragon: Season 1.

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According to Circana, the March 2023 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. A Man Called Otto (Sony Pictures)
  3. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Crunchyroll)
  4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  5. M3GAN (Universal)
  6. Devotion (Paramount)
  7. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once (Lionsgate)
  9. The Whale (Lionsgate)
  10. Black Adam (Warner)

 

Year-to-Date Top 10 (through March 2023):

  1. Black Adam (Warner)
  2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  4. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Universal/DreamWorks)
  5. A Man Called Otto (Sony Pictures)
  6. Violent Night (Universal)
  7. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Crunchyroll)
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once (Lionsgate)
  9. Top Gun (Paramount)
  10. Halloween Ends (Universal)

 

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Tops February Disc Sales

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish remained No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart for the week ended March 11.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel to 2011’s Puss in Boots finds the swashbuckling title hero confronting mortality as he searches for a magical star that can restore his nine lives, earned $180.8 million at the domestic box office.

However, with just 8% of its total unit sales coming from the 4K Ultra HD disc, it was only No. 2 on the dedicated 4K disc chart.

The top 4K seller was the No. 2 title on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts: Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It was up one spot on the overall chart from the previous week.

No. 2 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts was Paramount’s Devotion, down one spot from the previous week.

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No. 4 on both charts was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s Black Adam, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was No. 9 on the overall disc chart. The film got a boost in the lead up to the March 12 Oscar ceremony, where it was the favorite to win Best Picture (which it ended up winning).

On the 4K chart, No. 3 and No. 5 were two films recently released in new Steelbook editions by Sony Pictures: Air Force One and The Mask of Zorro, respectively. In between them on the 4K chart at No. 4 was the Best Buy-exclusive Rocky II Steelbook.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 12 also had Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at No. 1 for a second week, with Devotion staying at No. 2.

No. 3 was Screen Media’s The Ritual Killer, followed by Lionsgate’s The Old Way at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody at No. 5.

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DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Makes No. 1 Debut on U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish debuted at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, the U.K.’s weekly home entertainment sales chart.

The sequel to 2011’s “Shrek” spin-off Puss in Boots entered the sales chart March 15 on top based on digital sales. In the movie, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) discovers he’s used eight of his nine lives thanks to his daring adventures — and decides to seek out the mythical Last Wish to restore them.

Previous chart topper, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, which spent four weeks atop the chart, moved down to No. 2. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Oscar nominee Elvis rose two to spots to No. 3, while Lionsgate U.K.’s Living held on to No. 4 based on digital downloads only.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick rounds out the top five, finishing just ahead of Sony Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (No. 6) which re-entered the chart for the first time since February.

Disney/Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tumbled five spots to No. 7, finishing the week just ahead of Oscar nominee The Banshees of Inisherin (20th Century Studios), which rocketed up 13 spots.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Christmas action-comedy Violent Night, starring David Harbour, soared 17 spots to No. 9 to enter the top 10 for the first time following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray.

Finally, Dwayne Johnson’s turn in Warner Bros.’ Black Adam remained on the chart for another week, falling two places to No. 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – March 15, 2023

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 NEW PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH UNIVERSAL/DREAMWORKS
2 1 ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL SONY PICTURES
3 5 ELVIS WARNER
4 3 LIVING LIONSGATE U.K.
5 4 TOP GUN: MAVERICK PARAMOUNT
6 RETURN WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY SONY PICTURES
7 2 BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER DISNEY/MARVEL
8 21 THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN 20TH CENTURY STUDIOS
9 26 VIOLENT NIGHT UNIVERSAL
10 8 BLACK ADAM WARNER

© Official Charts Company 2023

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Still No. 1 on Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Ritual Killer’ Tops Digital Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 12.

The sequel from DreamWorks Animation, which was released on disc Feb. 28, finds the feline swashbuckler seeking a magical wishing star in order to restore his nine lives.

The new No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, was Screen Media’s The Ritual Killer, a thriller starring Cole Hauser as a detective who seeks advice from a professor (Morgan Freeman) to decode the ritualistic killings of a murderer. It was No. 3 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks. The title is available on disc early at Redbox prior to its May 2 wide release.

The week’s No. 2 disc rental was again Paramount’s Devotion, a historical drama about one of the first black aviators who flew during the Korean War.

The previous week’s top title on the digital chart, Lionsgate’s Nicolas Cage Western The Old Way, slipped to No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, and was No. 4 on the disc rental chart.

The No. 2 digital title was Sony Pictures’ Missing, a thriller about a girl searching for her mother, who disappeared while on vacation.

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The No. 5 disc rental was Sony Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic about the late singer. It was No. 8 on the digital chart.

The No. 4 digital title, and No. 6 on the disc chart, was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film finds the now public nation of Wakanda protecting itself from a hidden underwater kingdom in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

The No. 5 digital title was Screen Media’s Poker Face, the revenge turned heist thriller from Russell Crowe.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended March 12:

  1. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Devotion — Paramount
  3. The Ritual Killer — Screen Media
  4. The Old Way — Lionsgate
  5. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Sony Pictures
  6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever  — Disney/Marvel
  7. The Locksmith — Screen Media
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once — Lionsgate
  9. Black Adam — Warner
  10. Devil’s Peak — Screen Media

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended March 12:

  1. The Ritual Killer — Screen Media
  2. Missing — Sony Pictures
  3. The Old Way — Lionsgate
  4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever  — Disney/Marvel
  5. Poker Face — Screen Media
  6. Violent Night — Universal
  7. A Man Called Otto — Sony Pictures
  8. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Sony Pictures
  9. Scream (2022) — Paramount
  10. Fall — Lionsgate

 

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart for the week ended March 4.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel to 2011’s Puss in Boots finds the swashbuckling title hero confronting mortality as he searches for a magical star that can restore his nine lives, earned $177.8 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on both charts was another new release, Paramount’s Devotion, which sold about 40% as many copies as the top title. The film is a docudrama about the first black aviator to fly in the Korean War. It earned $20.5 million from U.S. theaters.

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The top seller the previous three weeks, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, dropped to No. 3 on both charts.

The No. 4 overall disc seller was the newly released Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the biopic about the late singer from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that earned $23.7 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 7 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

Rounding out the Blu-ray Disc sales chart were two catalog titles getting a boost from new 4K editions. No. 4 was Warner’s Training Day, the 2001 crime thriller starring Denzel Washington, which was No. 9 on the overall chart. However, with more than 99% of its unit sales coming from the new 4K Blu-ray, Training Day was No. 1 on the dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, now on 4K Blu-ray from MPI; it was No. 10 overall, and No. 2 on the 4K chart, with 93% of its sales from the 4K disc.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish had 56% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 46% from regular Blu-ray and 10% from the 4K Ultra HD edition. It was No. 3 on the 4K chart.

For Devotion, 55% of its unit sales came from Blu-ray Disc, with 44% from regular Blu-ray and 11% from 4K. I Wanna Dance, not available on 4K, had 38% of its sales from Blu-ray.

A double-feature collection of both “Puss in Boots” movies was No. 7 overall and No. 21 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, with 25% of its total unit sales coming from the HD format. The two-movie set had 12% as many sales as the standalone Last Wish, representing that many more people obtaining a disc copy of the new film.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 5 also had Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at No. 1 and Devotion at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, Lionsgate’s The Old Way, slid to No. 3. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody was No. 4, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was No. 5.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘Old Way’ Still No. 1 on Digital Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended March 5.

The sequel from DreamWorks Animation, which was released on disc Feb. 28, finds the feline swashbuckler seeking a magical wishing star in order to restore his nine lives. It was No. 7 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

The previous week’s top title on both the disc and digital charts, Lionsgate’s Nicolas Cage Western The Old Way, remained No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, but dropped to No. 3 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks.

The week’s No. 2 disc rental was Paramount’s Devotion, a historical drama about one of the first black aviators who flew during the Korean War. It was No. 9 on the digital chart.

No. 4 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic about the late singer.

The No. 5 disc rental was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film finds the now public nation of Wakanda protecting itself from a hidden underwater kingdom in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

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On the digital chart, No. 2 was Lionsgate’s The Minute You Wake Up Dead, a noir thriller starring Morgan Freeman, Jaimie Alexander and Cole Hauser.

The No. 3 digital title was Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto, a comedy that stars Tom Hanks as a bitter old man.

Down three spots to No. 5 on the Redbox On Demand chart was Universal’s Knock at the Cabin, the new M. Night Shyamalan thriller about a vacationing family who are taken hostage and forced to make a sacrifice to avert the apocalypse.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended March 5:

  1. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Devotion — Paramount
  3. The Old Way — Lionsgate
  4. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Sony Pictures
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever  — Disney/Marvel
  6. The Locksmith — Screen Media
  7. Black Adam — Warner
  8. Devil’s Peak — Screen Media
  9. Violent Night — Universal
  10. Top Gun: Maverick — Paramount

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended March 5:

  1. The Old Way — Lionsgate
  2. The Minute You Wake Up Dead — Lionsgate
  3. A Man Called Otto — Sony Pictures
  4. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody — Sony Pictures
  5. Knock at the Cabin — Universal
  6. Magic Mike’s Last Dance — Warner
  7. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — Universal/DreamWorks
  8. Devil’s Peak — Screen Media
  9. Devotion — Paramount
  10. Plane — Lionsgate

 

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Universal’s ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Heads to Peacock March 10

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in the Boots: The Last Wish is headed to the Peacock streaming platform March 10. The arrival marks NBCUniversal’s ongoing push to expedite pushing original theatrical movies from the box office to alternative distribution channels, including streaming video.

The movie joins other DreamWorks titles on Peacock, including the “Shrek” franchise, The Croods and Trolls World Tour. Fans can also enjoy the family-friendly series “Puss In Boots Shorts.”

The Last Wish is also the latest addition to Peacock’s library of recent theatrical films — including M3GANSpoiler AlertTárViolent NightShe SaidTicket to ParadiseBrosNope and Mid-Century — that have experienced theatrical windows around 21 days or less before heading to retail channels, sometime concurrently.

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Merchandising: ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Blu-ray Exclusives Available

Two of the big national home entertainment retailers offered exclusive editions for Universal Pictures’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish packaged-media release Feb. 28.

Both involved the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack of the film.

Target’s ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Blu-ray with gallery book

Target had the Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Blu-ray packed with a 40-page filmmaker gallery book for $26.99.

Walmart offered the Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Blu-ray combo pack as a gift set with Puss and Perro squeeze toys for $29.96.

Best Buy didn’t have a Puss in Boots exclusive, but did have exclusive editions of several catalog movies on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging.

A 4K Steelbook of 1976’s Rocky from MGM and Warner was offered at $29.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Rocky’ 4K Steelbook

The 4K Steelbook for Warner’s Training Day was offered at $32.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Training Day’ 4K Steelbook

And a Steelbook collection of the first three “John Wick” movies on 4K disc was offered at $79.99.

Best Buy’s ‘John Wick 1-3 Stash Book Collection’ 4K Steelbook

Target had another exclusive promotion in the form of a $10 gift card for shoppers who purchased both the Blu-ray of Sony Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody for $24.99, and Target’s exclusive sky blue vinyl LP of Houston’s 1987 sophomore album Whitney for $27.99.

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New Blu-rays and DVDs of Feb. 28 Include ‘Puss in Boots,’ ‘I Wanna Dance,’ ‘Devotion’; ‘Man Called Otto’ on Digital

Feb. 28 sees the arrival of several high-profile titles to disc, including the hit animated film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, the biopic Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and the war drama Devotion, plus a boxed set of four “Rocky” films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray; new digital releases include A Man Called Otto and Magic Mike’s Last Dance.

DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek” universe adventure Puss in Boots: The Last Wish arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 28 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Nominated for Best Animated Film by both the Academy Awards and the BAFTA Film Awards, the film follows the leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline Puss in Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas) as the daring outlaw discovers that his passion for adventure and heroic missions have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star. With only one life left, Puss is forced to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: Kitty Softpaws. They are joined on their journey by a chatty and cheerful mutt named Perrito. Together, the trio of heroes needs to stay one step ahead of the fairy tale realm’s craftiest crooks including Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In addition to Banderas, the film features the voices of Salma Hayek Pinault, Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”), Florence Pugh (Black Widow), Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone (Black Widow), Samson Kayo (Sliced), John Mulaney (“Big Mouth”), Wagner Moura (“Narcos”), Tony nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls World Tour) and Emmy nominee Anthony Mendez (“Jane the Virgin”). It earned $173.4 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the biopic Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Feb. 28. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, with a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, writer of Bohemian Rhapsody, comes the story of the career of Whitney Houston, played by Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), from New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded singers of all time. The cast also includes Stanley Tucci as Whitney’s producer, Clive Davis; Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown, her husband; Tamara Tunie and Clarke Peters as Cissy and John Houston, her parents; and Nafessa Williams as Robyn Crawford, her friend and assistant. The film earned $23.7 million at the domestic box office. The Blu-ray includes a “Whitney’s Jukebox” sing-along mode. Read a review here.

The war film Devotion will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 28 from Paramount Home Entertainment Jonathan Majors (Creed III) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) star in the true story of two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots who helped turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War: Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator in Navy history, and his fellow fighter pilot and friend Tom Hudner. Their heroic sacrifices and enduring friendship would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen. The film earned $20.5 million from U.S. theaters.

Virgil Films will release the sports drama High Expectations, starring Kelsey Grammer, on DVD Feb. 28. In the film, Jack finds himself adrift after his father, legendary Coach Davis, cuts him from his renowned soccer club. Estranged from his dad, at odds with his brother and desperate for purpose, he turns to his ex-girlfriend Sofia. Inspired by her tough love and unwavering pursuit to become a recording artist, he takes one last shot at his lifelong dream, by trying out for a rival soccer club. The film also stars Taylor Gray, Ally Brooke and Briana Scurry.

Lionsgate will release the family adventure The Adventures of Jurassic Pet 2: The Lost Secret, the sequel to 2019’s The Adventures of Jurassic Pet, via on demand, digital sellthrough and DVD Feb. 28. In the sequel, there’s a new baby T. Rex in town — and his name is Junior. When Junior escapes into our world from the Land of the Dinosaurs, teenager Wendy and her friend Curtis must return him safely before anyone finds him. While chasing him in their flying car, they uncover a sinister plot that threatens the whole city. Wendy and Curtis must stop the evil scheme and protect the townsfolk while keeping their dino-pal a secret.

NCircle Entertainment will release Atomic Cartoons’ The Last Kids on Earth — Book Two, featuring 10 episodes of the tween series, on DVD Feb. 28 from Distribution Solutions. In the series, the zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies — but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose? Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. The series features the voices of Nick Wolfhard (“Smiling Friends,” “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”), Montse Hernandez (“Jane the Virgin,” “Elena of Avalor”), Garland Whitt (Training Day, Save the Last Dance), as well as a celebrity cast members including Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Campbell and Catherine O’Hara.  Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling children’s book series, the animated series won the 2020 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. 

Breaking Glass Pictures releases Nana’s Boys, an LGBTQ+ film from director Ashton Pina (In the Paint, 2017), on DVD Feb. 28. Nana’s Boy is the story of Amari, who, on the morning of his 30th birthday, struggles to make a decision on what’s next and questions his purpose in life. The day takes a rattling turn when an explosion cuts off utilities across New York City, forcing the city into a mandatory lockdown. Amari’s relationship with his partner Q is tested as the couple grapples with memories of the past that could shatter their plans altogether. Starring David J. Cork (P-Valley) and Jared Wayne Gladly (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), the film had its world premiere at the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival. It went on to play at Reeling 2022: The 40th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, Newfest, aGLIFF’s Prism LGBTQ+ Film Festival, and Out on Film Atlanta, and took home the Best Narrative Feature award at both the Black Alphabet Film Festival and the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the Tom Hanks starrer A Man Called Otto for rent or purchase through digital retailers on Feb. 28. Hanks stars as Otto, a grump who no longer sees purpose in his life following the loss of his wife. Otto is ready to end it all, but his plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door, and he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol. She challenges him to see life differently, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world around. Based on the New York Times best-seller A Man Called Ove, A Man Called Otto earned $62.3 million at the domestic box office. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on March 14.

The comedy-drama Magic Mike’s Last Dance is available Feb. 28 for premium digital ownership (PEST) and rental (PVOD) from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. In Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third installment in the franchise, “Magic” Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse — and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he — and the roster of new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape — be able to pull it off? The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, also stars dancers from the “Magic Mike Live” shows in London and Las Vegas. Magic Mike’s Last Dance earned $47.8 million at the box office. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 18.

Virgil Films will release the Spanish-language horror film The Returned (Los Que Vuelven) via digital sellthrough and VOD Feb. 28. In Spanish and Guarani (with English Subtitles), the new thriller is from Laura Casabé, winner of Best Director at Sitges’ New Visions. Compared to Stephen King’s Pet Sematary by Mulderville.net, the film takes place in 1919 South America and follows a landowner’s wife who is desperate for a child of her own after suffering multiple miscarriages and a stillborn death. She finds hope, however, in a seemingly outlandish plan. With the help of their servant, she prays to a mythical deity to resurrect her stillborn son. The plan works, but with the child comes something else: something evil, something horrifying.

The Oscar-nominated HBO documentary film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed will be available to rent or own digitally beginning Feb. 28. From Participant, Neon and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (HBO and Participant’s Citizenfour), the film is an interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, interviews, photography, archival family snapshots and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid overdose crisis. The critically acclaimed film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in the main competition, where it became the second documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film. It was the only film to play at Venice, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival in 2022. The film was only the second documentary to be selected as the centerpiece for New York Film Festival. The political film interweaves Goldin’s past and present, from the actions of Prescription Addiction Intervention Now (P.A.I.N.) at renowned art institutions to Goldin’s photography of her friends and peers through her epic “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency,” and her legendary 1989 NEA-censored AIDS exhibition “Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing.” In these works, Goldin captures her friendships with beauty and raw tenderness. These friendships, and the legacy of her late sister Barbara Holly Goldin, anchor all of Goldin’s art and are integral to the film. Goldin’s early experiences in suburbia and the effect of toxic families led to her ongoing resistance against a society that oppresses the most stigmatized. The film follows P.A.I.N., a group Goldin founded to shame museums into rejecting Sackler money, destigmatize addiction, and promote harm reduction. Inspired by Act Up, the group orchestrated protests to expose the Sacklers and the crimes of their Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin. The film garnered top film critic awards including Best Documentary from the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and National Society of Film Critics. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed has also been nominated for the BAFTA, Independent Spirit, ACE Eddie, and DGA awards. It debuts March 19 on HBO and on HBO Max.

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MGM and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment Feb. 28 release the first four “Rocky” films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for the first time as Rocky: The Knockout Collection. The franchise stars Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer from Philadelphia who gets an unlikely shot at superstardom. The collection includes the MGM feature films Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III and Rocky IV, along with the Rocky IV ultimate director’s cut Rocky vs. Drago on 4K discs with Dolby Vision HDR. The collection also contains access to digital versions of the films, plus a Blu-ray disc featuring the hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the extended director’s cut of Rocky IV as well as a selection of previously existing bonus materials. 

The 2011 gothic thriller B’Twixt Now and Sunrise, written, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) Feb. 28 from Lionsgate. Featuring Coppola’s “Authentic Cut,” the film is available for the first time on Blu-ray. “The Authentic Cut of B’Twixt Now and Sunrise is a story more personal to me,” Coppola said in a statement. The film stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern and Elle Fanning, with musician Tom Waits narrating. In the film, when struggling supernatural fiction writer Hall Baltimore (Kilmer) arrives in an isolated small town as part of his book tour, he hears about the local lore of vampires and an infamous mass murder. Eager for inspiration, Baltimore is swept into a surreal fever dream of eccentric characters — from the oddball sheriff (Dern) to the ghost of a young girl (Fanning) to visions of Edgar Allan Poe (Chaplin) — that forces him to confront his own troubled past.

The 2001 crime thriller Training Day will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack (plus digital) Feb. 28 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. Denzel Washington won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Detective Alonzo Harris and Ethan Hawke was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Office Jake Hoyt in the gritty drama set in the morally ambiguous world of undercover police work. In the film, every day a war rages between drug dealers and cops on the streets of America’s inner cities. With every war come casualties, none greater than 13-year veteran Los Angeles narcotics officer Alonzo Harris, whose questionable methods blur the line between legal and corrupt. Alonzo gets a new partner, idealistic rookie Jake Hoyt, and Jake has one day — and one day only — to prove his mettle to his fiercely charismatic superior. Over 24 hours, Jake will be dragged into the ethical mire of Alonzo’s logic as both men risk their careers and their lives to serve conflicting notions of justice. The Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film was directed by Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer) from a screenplay by David Ayer (The Fast & the Furious). The film also stars Scott Glenn (Silverado, Backdraft), Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard), Dr.  Dre (Set It Off), Snoop Dog (The Wash) and Eva Mendes (Ghost Rider, The Women).

The 1991 prequel film Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge will be released on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray) for the first time Feb. 28 from Full Moon Pictures and MVD Entertainment Group. Viewers see where the “Puppet Master” saga began in director David De Coteau’s prequel. In the film, after hearing that mystical toymaker Andre Toulon has managed to create a troupe of sentient, living puppets, Nazi underling Dr. Hess sets his sights on exploiting Toulon’s powers for the glory of the Reich. But when Toulon’s wife Elsa is killed and Toulon is whisked away by the Nazis, his puppets attack and rescue their maker. Now hellbent on revenge, the puppet master creates a new line of stringless assassins, including the laughing Six Shooter and parasite-spewing Leech Woman, a creature made in his late wife’s image. The film co-stars Guy Rolfe (Stuart Gordon’s Dolls) and Richard Lynch (Vampire, Bad Dreams).

The dramas I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses and The Dogs and the Spanish erotic film Sex Is Crazy are due on Blu-ray Disc Feb. 28 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

From writer-director Murray Markowitz, the shocking drama I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses is inspired by one of Canada’s most infamous homicides. In the film, when a former model (Elke Sommer, Baron Blood) is brutally murdered, her wealthy husband (Donald Pilon, The Uncanny) is arrested for the slaying. But the trial that follows will uncover a lurid saga of illicit lovers, escaped serial killers, and enough graphic mayhem to merit its condemnation as a “Video Nasty.” Chuck Shamata (The House by the Lake), Cindy Girling (Meatballs) and five-time Canadian heavyweight champion George Chuvalo co-star in this 1978 Canuxploitation rarity — also known as Left for Dead and Drop Dead, Dearest — featuring the first score by three-time Oscar winner Howard Shore (“The Lord of the Rings”), now scanned in 2K from the National Archive’s only known 35mm print. Extras include audio commentary with filmmaker and historian Stephen Broomer; an interview with Markowitz; an interview with Pilon; “Crimes of Dispassion,” film programmer Eric Peretti on the Demeter case and I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses; and a trailer.

Five years after his Shock Treatment stunned European audiences, cult fantastique writer/director Alain Jessua delivered the startling French thriller The Dogs. In the film, in a corporate suburb outside Paris, the community’s new doctor discovers its leading citizens all get their dogs from a wealthy, charismatic trainer (Oscar nominee Gérard Depardieu) — dogs that have a ferocious appetite for immigrants, rowdy youths, people of color and anyone who challenges the status quo. Victor Lanoux (Cousin, Cousine), Nicole Calfan (The Burglars) and Fanny Ardant (Confidentially Yours) co-star in the film, now scanned in 2K from the interpositive for the first time in America. Special features include “Hounds and Music,” an interview with composer René Koering; “Jessua Lives,” an interview with Culturopoing Film Critic Emmanuel Le Gagne; and the trailer.

In Spain in 1981 with the dictatorship over and censorship gone, writer/director Jess Franco (Diamonds of Kilimandjaro) returned to his native country to make a series of increasingly brazen films for Tritón that included Sinfonia Erotica, Two Female Spies With Flowered Panties and Sex Is Crazy. In the crazy comedy Sex Is Crazy — now scanned in 2K from the original negative recently discovered in a Bilbao seminary — an actress (Lina Romay, Female Vampire) is performing an outrageous stage show depicting aliens kidnapping Earth women and making them pregnant so that they can give birth to 600 babies an hour. However, when some real aliens actually see the show, they decide that it’s all a very good idea. Special features include “Jess Is Crazy,” an interview with Franco expert Dr. Álex Mendíbil; “Franco/Godard,” an interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Flowers of Perversion: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco; and “In the Land of Franco Part 7.”

Feb. 28 also sees a pair of retailer exclusives from Lionsgate.

The “Orange Is the New Black” complete series DVD collection arrives exclusively at Walmart. The complete collection contains every episode of the four-time Primetime Emmy winner and its story of Piper Chapman, a public relations executive with a career, a fiancé — and a wild past involving a suitcase full of drug money. Sentenced to a federal women’s penitentiary, Piper slowly adjusts to her new reality of arbitrary rules and petty cruelties. On the inside are heartbroken, hilarious, eccentric characters — Pennsatucky, Red, Crazy Eyes, Taystee and a host of others — who challenge everything Piper believes in, especially herself.

John Wick: Chapters 1-3 — Stash Book Collection Steelbook Box Set will be available on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray plus digital) exclusively at Best Buy. Starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix franchise, Point Break, Speed), the “John Wick” trilogy follows a former hit man who is forced back into the criminal underworld he had abandoned. When housed in the outer box, the three Steelbooks form a replica of John’s killer “stash book” from John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. Each Steelbook is emblazoned with detailed imagery specific to the film within, and each is numbered (1, 2 or 3) to signify its place in the series while enhancing its “hardcover book” look.

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