Warner’s ‘The Little Things’ Tops U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Chart

Warner Bros. finished an impressive week in U.K. home entertainment, securing 50% of the top 10 selling titles for the week ended May 19.

The studio’s The Little Things, starring Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek, made a No. 1 debut on the Official Film Chart, leading the list of the U.K.’s most popular films as the week’s biggest release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

In the film, deputy sheriff Joe Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for a quick evidence-gathering assignment — but as he teams up with detective Jim Baxter (Malek) to help solve a serial killer case in the city, disturbing secrets from his past are unearthed that could threaten more than the case.

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Wonder Woman 1984 held on for another week at No. 2, as three-week chart topper Zack Snyder’s Justice League dropped to No. 3. DC animated adventure Justice Society: World War II launched at No. 4, knocking Spider-Man: Far From Home down one spot to No. 5.

Crime thriller The Virtuoso, starring recent Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, debuted at No. 6, landing just ahead of soccer star Eric Cantona’s produced, Man United documentary, The United Way, at No. 7. Venom returned to the Official Film Chart at No. 8, and Tenet finished at No. 9.

Finally, 2018 comedy adventure Peter Rabbit jumped back to No. 10, thanks to consumers catching up with the character ahead of the release of sequel Peter Rabbit 2, which is in U.K. cinemas now.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 19, 2021

Rank Previous Week Movie Title Distributor
1 New The Little Things Warner
2 2 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
3 1 Zach Snyder’s Justice League Warner
4 New Justice Society: World War II Warner
5 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
6 New The Virtuoso Lionsgate
7 New The United Way Spirit Entertainment
8 Return Venom Sony Pictures
9 8 Tenet Warner
10 26 Peter Rabbit  Sony Pictures

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘The Little Things’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

After a month of Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 dominating Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales, a new No. 1 emerged the week ended May 8.

It was another Warner title, The Little Things, that emerged as No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The crime thriller with Denzel Washington was released on disc May 4 after earning $15.24 million from a domestic box office run when it was also available on HBO Max for a month.

Wonder Woman 1984 dropped to No. 2 after five weeks in the top spot. In its sixth week, it sold 80% as many copies as Little Things in its first week.

A third Warner title, the historical drama Judas and the Black Messiah, debuted at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 4 overall disc and No. 5 Blu-ray was the Tom Hanks-starring Western News of the World, from Universal Pictures.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s Rush Hour Trilogy collection.

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The No. 3 Blu-ray Disc seller, and No. 11 on the overall disc chart, was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Speed, the 1994 action classic that debuted on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc May 4. The new 4K combo pack accounted for 96% of all Speed unit sales, with the regular Blu-ray accounting for another 1%.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 47% of total The Little Things sales, and 55% for that of Judas.

The only other newcomer in the top 10, debuting at No. 8 overall and N0. 7 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s The Virtuoso, a thriller about a hitman (Anson Mount) who is sent on a cryptic assignment by his mentor (Anthony Hopkins).

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 9 also had Little Things in the top spot.

No. 2 was a Redbox exclusive, the thriller Every Breath You Take, followed by Virtuoso at No. 3.

Wonder Woman 1984 fell a spot to No. 4. The previous week’s top rental, Paramount’s Cosmic Sin, a sci-fi actioner available early at Redbox, dropped to No. 5.

Judas and the Black Messiah debuted as the No. 6 rental.

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‘The Little Things’ Takes Over Redbox Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Little Things took over the No. 1 spot on both the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended May 9.

The crime drama was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 4 after earning $15.2 million at the domestic box office. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on his own original screenplay, the psychological thriller stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, and involves a pair of sheriffs tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles.

No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was the Redbox-exclusive Every Breath You Take. The film stars Michelle Monaghan, Sam Claflin and Casey Affleck in the story of a psychiatrist who finds his family life disrupted after his client commits suicide and he introduces her surviving brother to his wife and daughter.

Debuting at No. 3 on the disc rental chart was Lionsgate’s The Virtuoso, a thriller about a hitman (Anson Mount) who is sent on a cryptic assignment by his mentor (Anthony Hopkins). It was also No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 slipped to No. 4 on the disc rental chart and was No. 2 on the digital chart.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Paramount’s Cosmic Sin, dropped to No. 5,  The sci-fi actioner is available early at Netflix prior to its wide release May 18.

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DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, from Universal Pictures, was No. 4 on the digital chart, and No. 9 on the disc chart.

Rounding out the top five digital releases was Universal’s The Marksman, at No. 5 following its April 27 release for digital sellthrough. Liam Neeson stars in the film as an Arizona rancher who agrees to take a young migrant boy to his family in Chicago despite being pursued by drug lords.

Best Picture Oscar winner Nomadland dropped five spots on the disc chart to No. 7, and was No. 9 on the digital chart.

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

  1. The Little Things — Warner
  2. Every Breath You Take — Redbox
  3. The Virtuoso — Lionsgate
  4. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  5. Cosmic Sin — Paramount
  6. Judas and the Black Messiah — Warner
  7. Nomadland — 20th Century
  8. News of the World — Universal
  9. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  10. Vanquish — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 9:

  1. The Little Things — Warner
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  3. The Virtuoso — Lionsgate
  4. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  5. The Marksman — Universal
  6. Above Suspicion — Lionsgate
  7. Willy’s Wonderland — Screen Media
  8. Nobody — Universal
  9. Nomadland — 20th Century
  10. News of the World — Universal

 

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New Blu-rays May 4 Include ‘Little Things,’ ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Little Things and Judas and the Black Messiah top the list of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray Disc May 4.

The crime drama The Little Things was released in theaters Jan. 29, earning $15.2 million at the domestic box office, and was simultaneously available for a month on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max SVOD service. It became available on premium VOD March 19 and for digital sellthrough April 20. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on his own original screenplay, the psychological thriller stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, and involves a pair of sheriffs tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles.

Oscar winner Judas and the Black Messiah follows FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their chairman, Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). O’Neal soon finds his loyalties divided between Hampton’s message and the FBI’s orders to take him down. Kaluuya won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and the film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song (“Fight For You”). As with The Little Things, it was available on HBO Max during its theatrical run before a PVOD release April 2 and a digital selltrhough release April 27. It earned $5.4 million at the domestic box office.

Also arriving on DVD and digital May 4 is Quiver Distribution’s Roe v. Wade, a dramatization of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. The cast includes Jamie Kennedy, Stacey Dash and Jon Voight.

PBS Distribution May 4 releases Hemingway, a documentary from filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick chronicling the life of literary icon Ernest Hemingway.

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Catalog releases heading for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 4 include Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ 1994 actioner Speed with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and Sony Pictures’ 2003 fantasy Big Fish from director Tim Burton.

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

‘Little Things,’ ‘Crisis’ Top New Digital, Disc Releases April 20

In another light week for home video releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Little Things tops the list of new digital sellthrough titles April 20, while Quiver Distribution’s Crisis and Shudder’s The Mortuary Collection lead the list of titles now for sale on disc.

The crime drama The Little Things becomes available for digital purchase in advance of its Blu-ray and DVD release May 4. The film was released in theaters Jan. 29, earning $15.2 million at the domestic box office, and was simultaneously available for a month on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max SVOD service. It became available on premium VOD March 19. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on his own original screenplay, the psychological thriller stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, and involves a pair of sheriffs tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles.

Quiver’s Crisis arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 20. It was been available as a Redbox exclusive on disc since March 5. The film tells multiple stories about people dealing with how drug trafficking and drug abuse affects their lives. The cast includes Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Cudi, Luke Evans, Lily-Rose Depp, Indira Varma and Mia Kirshner.

RLJE Films April 20 presents Shudder’s The Mortuary Collection on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, VOD and digital sellthrough. Written and directed by Ryan Spindell, The Mortuary Collection stars Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer and Jacob Elordi. Set in the phantasmagorical town of Raven’s End, The Mortuary Collection focuses on a misguided young girl who takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary, where she meets an eccentric undertaker who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales.

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The Criterion Collection April 20 releases a new collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD of the 2003 Korean police procedural Memories of Murder, the second feature from director Bong Joon Ho, who won the 2019 Best Director Oscar for Parasite. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes. The Criterion edition includes a new 4K digital restoration, deleted scenes, two 2009 commentaries, Bong’s 1994 student film Incoherence, an essay by critic and novelist Ed Park, promotional spots, and several featurettes, including new interviews with Bong and Guillermo del Toro.

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

Warner’s ‘The Little Things’ Repeats Atop Sluggish Super Bowl Weekend Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures’ detective drama The Little Things bested the traditionally sluggish Super Bowl weekend box office with an estimated $2.1 million in ticket sales across more than 2,200 screens nationwide, and another $1.4 million across foreign markets Feb. 5-7.

The weekend’s Top 10 movies tallied about $7.7 million in ticket sales, down 32.7% from the previous $11.1 million weekend (Jan. 29-31).

Little Things, co-starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek, has been No. 1 at the pandemic-addled box office since launching concurrently on HBO Max Jan. 28, as part of Warner’s 2021 theatrical/SVOD release strategy. Little Things, which landed Leto a Golden Globes Best Supporting Actor Award nomination, has generated upwards of $7.8 million domestically; $13 million worldwide.

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Jared Leto

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age remains a pandemic hit, selling $1.7 million in tickets to bring its domestic haul past $46 million ($147.6 million globally) — a noticeable achievement considering the movie is also available on PVOD.

Open Road Films’ drama The Marksman rounded out the weekend podium with $1 million in ticket sales, pushing its domestic total past $9 million,$11.5 million worldwide. Warner’s first hybrid theatrical/SVOD release, Wonder Woman 1984, took in another $905,000 to break $40 million in North America, $154 million globally.

Sony Pictures/Screen Gems’ sci-fi actioner Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovovich, followed with $590,000 to brings its domestic take past $11 million, $20.8 million worldwide.

Other Top 10 chart toppers included Universal’s News of the World ($400,000); Focus Features’ Golden Globes nominated Promising Young Woman ($219,000); Lionsgate’s Fatale ($170,000); 101 Studios’ The War with Grandpa ($167,000) and Warner/New Line Cinema’s’ re-release The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($166,000).

 

Warner’s ‘The Little Things’ Tracked 1.4 Million HBO Max Households Opening Weekend

Warner Bros. Pictures’ strategy releasing 2021 movies concurrently in theaters and on HBO Max appears to be capturing market share — especially during the pandemic.

New data from Samba TV found the Jan. 29 debut of detective thriller The Little Things, the first Warner Bros. movie to hit HBO Max directly in 2021, coinciding with its theatrical release, attracted 1.4 million U.S. households. Samba tracks viewer program data — called “automatic content recognition” — from more than 13.5 million smart TVs in the United States.

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Viewership for the movie, starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Remi Malik and Jared Leto, peaked Jan. 30 with 678,000 households and remained high through Jan. 31, with 525,000 households, according to Samba. Meanwhile, the movie topped the domestic box office with $4.8 million in ticket sales.

Samba found that households making $50,000 or more over-indexed streaming The Little Things when compared with the U.S. overall, as did Black households (+30%) and households with people under the age of 55.

The tally is less than the 2.2 million households that watched Wonder Woman 1984 on Max over its Christmas opening weekend. The sequel starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig, drew 986,000 household streams on Christmas Day alone, according to Samba TV, but declined every day over the rest of its opening weekend.

Notably, the audience that streamed WW84 over Christmas looked different from those who watched The Little Things. Households making $100,000 or more over-indexed for Wonder Woman when compared with the U.S. overall, as did households with people aged 25-54, Hispanic households (+17%) and Asian households (+14%).

Warner’s ‘The Little Things’ Helps Pandemic Weekend Box Office Top $10 Million

The little things do matter, especially during a pandemic. Warner Bros. Pictures’ criminal thriller The Little Things, starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Remi Malek and Jared Leto, topped the domestic weekend box office (Jan. 29-31) with an estimated $4.8 million in ticket sales across more than 2,100 screens.

The drama about a burned-out Kern County, Calif. deputy sheriff (Washington) who teams up with a Los Angeles County Sheriff detective (Malek) to nab a serial killer (Leto) proved successful with COVID-19 moviegoers despite launching concurrently on HBO Max as part of Warner’s 2021 strategy to release its theatrical slate simultaneously on the $14.99 monthly subscription streaming platform.

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“We are absolutely thrilled by how Warner Bros.’ The Little Things is performing on HBO Max — it immediately shot up to number one, where it currently remains,” said Andy Forssell, EVP and GM at Max, said in a statement. “Following the breakthrough success of WW84, The Little Things shows the insatiable appetite our audience has for high quality, feature films.”

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s perennial pandemic box office champ, The Croods: A New Age, again proved a strong attraction on the big screen and home entertainment. The sequel finished No. 2 generated $1.8 million in ticket sales to bring its global tally to $144.3 million, including $44 million domestically.

Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 rounded out the podium with $1.3 million in ticket sales, bringing the Gal Gadot-starrer past $152$ million at the global box office ($40 million domestically).

Previous weekend box office winner The Marksman saw the Open Road Films drama starring Liam Neeson generate $1.25 million in ticket sales for $8.5 million worldwide total since bowing Jan. 15. Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter tracked $740,000 in ticket sales to up its global count near $20 million ($11.1 million domestically) since launching Dec. 18, 2020.