‘Scoob!’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Sales Chart

Warner Bros.’ Scoob! scored a fourth straight week at No. 1 on the weekly Official Film Chart (through Oct. 14) in the United Kingdom, fending off competition from Disney’s Onward.

With just 500 unit sales separating the top two during the week, Scoob! narrowly denied Onward — which climbed five places to No. 2 — a chance atop the podium. This is the fourth time Onward has reached its peak of runner-up since its retail release in May.

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Disney’s Frozen II rebounded 27 places to No. 3, the first of several big climbers this week. Based on the autobiography of Henri Charrière, prison escape drama remake Papillon (Signature Entertainment), starring Charlie Hunnam and Academy Award winner Rami Malek, leaped 19 places to land at No. 4.

Universal Pictures’ animated record-breaker Trolls World Tour dropped three spots to No. 5, to land just ahead of 2018’s best-selling film The Greatest Showman (20th Century Studios) — which sang and danced up 14 places to No. 6. Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog rose two places to No. 7.

Universal Pictures’ Yesterday returned to the top 10 after climbing eight places to No. 8,and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home landed at No. 9. Finally, Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures) rounded off the top 10 after tumbling six spots from last week.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 Oct. 14, 2020

LW Pos Title Label
1 1 Scoob! Warner
7 2 Onward Disney
30 3 Frozen II
Disney
25 4 Papillon Signature Entertainment
2 5 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
20 6 The Greatest Showman 20th Century Studios
9 7 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount
16 8 Yesterday Universal
10 9 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony
4 10 Bad Boys for Life Sony

 

Disc Sales Keep ‘Scoob!’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Warner’s Scoob! achieved its third week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart’s weekly home entertainment sales report through Oct. 7. The animated title outsold all four titles among the Top 5 combined, with 72% of sales coming from packaged media.

Universal Pictures Trolls World Tour moved up a spot to finish ahead of the week’s highest new entry, animated romantic fantasy film Weathering With You, which finished No. 3. The film is set in Japan during an exceptionally rainy period, and tells the story of a young boy who runs away to Tokyo and meets a girl who appears to be able to control the weather.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys for Life finished No. 4, while eOne’s 1917 moved up six places to No. 5. At No. 6, The Secret: Dare To Dream (Lionsgate) enters on digital downloads only. Starring Katie Holmes, the film is based on the bestselling book by Rhonda Byrne. Miranda (Holmes), a young widow and mother of three trying to make ends meet, meets a mysterious man who reignites the family’s spirit — but he holds a secret that will change everything for Miranda’s young family.

Disney’s Onward rose six spots to No. 7, A Star Is Born (Warner) moved up seven spots to No. 8, and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog dropped two spots to No. 9. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped five places to No. 10.

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 1 Scoob! Warner
3 2 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
New 3 Weathering With You Anime
4 4 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
11 5 1917 Entertainment One
New 6 The Secret: Dare to Dream Lionsgate
13 7 Onward Disney
15 8 A Star Is Born (2018) Warner
7 9 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount
5 10 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures

Warner’s ‘Scoob!’ Again Atop U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Home Video’s Scoob! held its place atop the weekly (through Sept. 30) Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom for a second week. The title led based on digital download sales, finishing ahead of its closest competition by 2,900 transactions.

Disney’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was the week’s highest new entry, as the 2002 movie made its Official Film Chart debut thanks a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Steelbook release. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour dropped one spot to third, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys for Life jumped three spots to fourth. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures) climbed one spot to fifth.

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The week’s second new entry in the sixth spot was Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 war-time epic, Full Metal Jacket, which also entered the chart for the first time due to a 4K re-release. Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog (No. 7) and Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level (No. 8) both climbed two spots to land just ahead of another classic film’s first stint in the top 10: Warner’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) in ninth following the streaming release of its prequel series, “Ratched.” The Chart said 89% of the Oscar-winning film’s sales came from digital downloads.

Finally, the 2019 adaptation of Little Women, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh, dropped five spots to No. 10.

LW Pos Title Label
1 1 Scoob! Warner
NEW 2 Star Wars: Attack of the  Clones Walt Disney
2 3 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
7 4 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
6 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
NEW 6 Full Metal Jacket Warner
9 7 Sonic The Hedgehog Paramount
10 8 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
NEW 9 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Warner
5 10 Little Women (2019) Sony Pictures

Warner’s ‘Scoob!’ Tops U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros.’ Scoob! nabbed the top spot on the weekly U.K. Official Film Chart through Sept. 23, knocking off perennial leader Trolls World Tour (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment).

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker held the third spot ahead of eOne’s Oscar winner 1917, with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Little Women in fifth. The studio continues to score with Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 6) and Bad Boys For Life (No. 7), ahead of Warner’s A Star Is Born in eighth.

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Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog ended in ninth, while Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level rounded out the Top 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – 23rd September 2020

LW Pos Title Label
NEW 1 SCOOB! WARNER BROS.
1 2 TROLLS WORLD TOUR DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
3 3 STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER WALT DISNEY
5 4 1917 ENTERTAINMENT ONE
10 5 LITTLE WOMEN (2019) SONY PICTURES
6 6 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SONY PICTURES
7 7 BAD BOYS FOR LIFE SONY PICTURES
19 8 A STAR IS BORN WARNER BROS.
8 9 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PARAMOUNT
9 10 JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL SONY PICTURES

Roku CFO: ‘Trolls World Tour,’ ‘Scoob!’ Woke Up ‘Sleepy’ TVOD Biz

As co-creator with Netflix of the subscription streaming video market, Roku has a driver’s seat view of not only the over-the-top video market, but facilitating third-party transactional VOD as well.

Speaking Sept. 15 on the KeyBanc Future of Technology Conference, Roku CFO Steve Louden said the company had a “banner quarter” for the fiscal period ending June 30, with strong SVOD, premium VOD and transactional VOD revenue shares — the latter driven by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob!.

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“That basically was precipitated by the theaters being closed [due to the coronavirus pandemic] and studios coming out with direct-to-consumer offerings,” Louden said. “It kind of woke up an otherwise sleepy TVOD segment.”

Indeed, consumers spent an estimated $2.99 billion on digital transactional entertainment in the first six months of this year, up 25% from the $2.25 billion spent in the first half of 2019, according to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. Digital sales of movies, series and other filmed content was up 57% in the second quarter and 33% in the first half, while transactional streaming, in which consumers rent a program for 48 hours, was up 50% in Q2 and 33% in the first six months of the year.

Louden said streaming hours spiked dramatically in the first phases of the lockdown and remain above the pre-pandemic levels.

When asked about the omission of HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming services on the Roku platform, Louden said it comes down to economics. Roku doesn’t charge end-users to access the platform; yet without it many consumers wouldn’t willingly gravitate toward a particular OTT brand, according to Louden.

Analysts contend non-placement on the Roku platform has hurt Max and Peacock in generating subscribers. Comcast just disclosed that Peacock has generated 15 million subscribers since launching in July.

Disney’s rollout of the Disney+ SVOD platform, which saw the media giant “lean heavily” on Roku during its initial launch, underscores the platform’s importance in the OTT video ecosystem, according to Louden.

“We played a good part in getting them a rapid growth in audience and … when they launched Hamilton, we were the number one platform for viewership,” he said. “I think they’ve leveraged pretty much all our audience development capabilities.”

‘Scoob!’ Tops August Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

Warner’s Scoob! was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for August 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The animated film based on several Hanna-Barbera characters was shifted from a theatrical release to premium VOD in May in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It arrived on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 21, and topped weekly disc sales four consecutive weeks upon its release, from the second half of July into the first half of August.

The top-selling title of July, Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour, slipped to No. 2 for the month of August. The DreamWorks Animation sequel spent two weeks atop the weekly disc sales charts the second half of August. It also had two weeks in the weekly top spot the beginning of July, prior to the release of Scoob!

The No. 3 August seller was the DVD-only release of Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue, a compilation of episodes from the Nickelodeon animated series from Paramount. “Paw Patrol” episodes on DVD are typically strong sellers, but the lack of other major new releases during the pandemic helped its relative position during the month.

The lack of big titles also explains the next four spots being catalog titles. No. 4 was Universal’s Jaws, No. 5 was Warner’s The Mule, and No. 6 was Universal’s Jurassic World. All three were in the monthly top 10 in July as well. They were joined in August at No. 7 by Universal’s Despicable Me 3.

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The year’s top eight titles remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

The only blip on the yearly top 10 as a result of August sales was that Trolls World Tour entered the chart at No. 9, moving Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate to No. 10. That pushed Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap out of the top 10 titles for the year.

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According to NPD, the August 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Scoob! (Warner)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue (Paramount/Nickelodeon)
  4. Jaws (Universal)
  5. The Mule (Warner)
  6. Jurassic World (Universal)
  7. Despicable Me 3 (Universal)
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  9. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  10. 1917 (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through August 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  7. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  10. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)

 

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops July Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

‘Scoob!’ Leads Overall Disc Sales for Fourth Week, but ‘Trolls’ Tops Blu-ray Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! again took the top spot on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Aug. 15.

That marks the fourth consecutive week the CG-animated film based on the classic “Scooby-Doo” cartoon and other Hanna-Barbera characters has been the top disc seller in the United States.

However, its reign as the top Blu-ray Disc seller ended at three weeks, as Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour, in its sixth week on disc, climbed back to No. 1 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. It stayed at No. 2 on the overall chart.

Scoob! dropped to No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 3 overall disc seller, moving up a spot from the previous week, was Nickelodeon’s animated Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue, distributed by Paramount.

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Warner’s direct-to-video thriller Deep Blue Sea 3, which doesn’t arrive on disc until Aug. 25 but is available early for sale at Walmart, was No. 11.

The week’s top new release, at No. 38 overall, was Universal’s The High Note.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 16 had Scoob! on top for a fourth consecutive week, with You Should Have Left repeating at No. 2. Deep Blue Sea 3, which is available on disc early as a Redbox kiosk rental, was again No. 3.

Newcomer The Wretched, an indie horror sleeper hit from IFC, debuted at No. 4, while Trolls World Tour was No. 5.

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‘Scoob!’ Leads Redbox Disc Rentals for Fourth Week; ‘Tax Collector’ Again Tops Digital Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! remained in the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 16, its fourth week in the top spot since arriving on disc July 21.

The top title on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was again RLJ Films’ The Tax Collector, its second week as the top digital title.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s You Should Have Left was the No. 2 disc rental for a third week, and slipped to No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 repeated as the No. 3 title on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. Redbox offers early availability of the disc, which will be widely released Aug. 25. Deep Blue Sea 3 did become widely available digitally, however, and placed No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The newly released The Wretched, from IFC, was the No. 4 title on the disc rental chart.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour slipped to No. 4 on the digital chart but climbed a spot to No. 5 on the disc chart.

Rounding out the top five on the On Demand chart was Universal’s remake of The Invisible Man.

Other new releases debuting on the rental chart included Lionsgate’s Archive at No. 7 and Universal’s The High Note at No. 8.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 16:

  1. Scoob! — Warner
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  4. The Wretched — IFC
  5. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  6. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  7. Archive — Lionsgate
  8. The High Note — Universal
  9. Money Plane — Quiver
  10. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 16:

  1. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  2. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  3. You Should Have Left — Universal
  4. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  5. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  6. The Outpost — Screen Media
  7. The Silencing — Lionsgate
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  9. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures

 

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‘Scoob!’ Leads Disc Sales for Third Week

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! again took the top spot 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. 8.

That marks the third consecutive week the CG-animated film based on the classic “Scooby-Doo” cartoon and other Hanna-Barbera characters has been the top disc seller in the United States.

Staying as the No. 2 seller on both charts, in its fifth week on disc, was Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour.

No. 3 was Warner’s direct-to-video sequel Deep Blue Sea 3, which is available on disc early for sale at Walmart and for rental at Redbox kiosks. It was No. 7 on the Blu-ray sales chart. The film will be widely available on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 25.

No. 4 on both charts was a catalog title, Universal Pictures’ Jaws.

The top new disc release of the week came in at No. 5: Nickelodeon’s animated Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue, distributed by Paramount.

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Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog slid to No. 6 on the overall disc chart but stayed at No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Universal’s 1917, which was No. 16 overall.

The only other new release in the top 50 debuted at No. 13 on both charts: HBO’s His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season, distributed by Warner.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 9 had Scoob! on top for a third consecutive week, with You Should Have Left repeating at No. 2.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 was again No. 3.

Survive the Night stayed No. 4, while newcomer Money Plane, a heist thriller from Quiver Distribution, hit No. 5.

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‘Scoob!’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals for Third Week; ‘Tax Collector’ Leads Digitally

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! remained in the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 9, its third week in the top spot since arriving on disc July 21.

The top title on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was RLJ Films’ The Tax Collector, the new film from director David Ayer that arrived on VOD Aug. 7.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s You Should Have Left was the No. 2 disc rental for a second week, and slipped to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 repeated as the No. 3 title on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. Redbox offers early availability of the disc, which will be widely released Aug. 25.

Lionsgate’s Survive the Night was the No. 4 title on the disc rental chart.

The No. 5 disc rental was the heist movie Money Plane, from Quiver Entertainment.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour slipped to No. 3 on the digital chart and was No. 6 on the disc chart.

Rounding out the top five on the On Demand chart were two titles from Screen Media The Outpost at No. 4 and Robert the Bruce at No. 5.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 9:

  1. Scoob! — Warner
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  4. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  5. Money Plane — Quiver
  6. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  7. Coma — MPI
  8. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  9. Grand Isle — Screen Media
  10. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 9:

  1. The Tax Collector — RLJ
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. The Outpost — Screen Media
  5. Robert the Bruce — Screen Media
  6. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  7. Jurassic World — Universal
  8. The Equalizer — Sony Pictures
  9. 1917 — Universal
  10. Force of Nature — Lionsgate

 

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