‘New Mutants’ Reclaims No. 1 Spot on U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

The New Mutants retook the No. 1 spot on the weekly U.K. home entertainment Official Film Chart through Jan. 27. The Disney-owned 20th Century Studios superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics series returned atop the chart after claiming the top spot earlier this month following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The movie stars Maisie Williams (“Game Of Thrones”), Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”) and Anya Taylor-Joy from Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit.”

The previous week’s No. 1, Bill & Ted Face the Music, dropped to No. 2, while another Warner Bros. release, science-fiction thriller Tenet remained at No. 3.

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Meanwhile, The Greatest Showman (20th Century Home Entertainment) continued to prove popular, back at No. 4, while Warner’s remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches — starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci — completed the week’s Top 5.

Further down, Warner’s Joker rebounded 10 places to No. 9 and Jojo Rabbit (20th Century Home Entertainment) returned to the Top 10 after climbing two spots to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 — Jan. 27, 2021

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 3 The New Mutants 20th Century
2 1 Bill & Ted Face the Music Warner
3 2 Tenet Warner
4 7 The Greatest Showman 20th Century
5 5 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
6 4 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
7 8 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
8 6 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
9 19 Joker Warner
10 12 Jojo Rabbit 20th Century

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘The New Mutants’ Rises to No. 1 on U.K. Official Film Chart

Disney/20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants rose to the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Film Chart through Jan. 13 following the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray in the world’s No. 2 home entertainment market.

Counting Anya Taylor-Joy, of the acclaimed Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Game Of Thrones'” Maisie Williams, and “Stranger Things”’ Charlie Heaton among its cast, the superhero horror’s success this week means previous week’s chart topper Tenet (Warner) is pushed to second place despite a strong retail sales.

Brand new at No. 3 is the long-awaited sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music. Starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the eponymous characters, the pair reunite for new antics in the present day —and beyond. The now-middle aged dads of teenage girls are on their biggest adventure yet, still trying to crank out a hit song and save the world.

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Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner) dropped to No. 4, while Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner) returned to the Top 10 after climbing nine places to No. 5. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home (No. 6), Bad Boys for Life (No. 7) and Little Women (No. 8) all fell one place.

Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures) remained on the chart at No. 9, and finally, The Greatest Showman (20th Century) zoomed back up 25 places to No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 13, 2021

Rank Previous
Week
Title Studio
1 2 The New Mutants 20th Century Studios
2 1 Tenet Warner
3 New Bill & Ted Face the Music Jelly Fish Bloom
4 3 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
5 14 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Warner
6 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
7 6 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
8 7 Little Women (2019) Sony Pictures
9 9 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
10 35 The Greatest Showman 20th Century

© Official Charts Company 2021

‘The New Mutants’ Most-Watched Movie in Homes

The New Mutants, the 13th and final installment of the popular sci-fi “X-Men” series produced under Fox, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Nov. 21, spurred by its release from 20th Century Studios and Disney Media Distribution on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD, as well as through digital retailers.

The film was released theatrically in August despite many theaters still being closed. It earned a domestic box office gross of just over $23 million.

The New Mutants focuses on five young people with special powers who are forced to undergo treatment at a secret institution. But it’s soon clear that their containment is part of a much bigger battle between the forces of good and evil.

The Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged debuted at No. 2 on the weekly “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.

Unhinged, distributed by Lionsgate, also was made available for home viewing on Nov. 17, arriving in a Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD, digital and on demand. Oscar-winner Crowe stars alongside Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson and Gabriel Bateman in a psychological thriller about road rage. Rachel (Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself, and everyone she loves, the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.

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The two films knocked the prior week’s top title, the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection, from Warner Bros., to No. 4.

Rounding out the top five: The romantic comedy After We Collided, from Open Road Films, at No. 3, down from No. 2 the previous week, and perennial holiday favorite Elf, from Warner Bros., at No. 5, up from No. 11.

Other holiday films on the “Watched at Home” chart included National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at No. 10, up from No. 19; Home Alone at No. 12, down from No. 6; and Polar Express at No. 17, up from No. 20.

Also new to the chart was the 2011 film Megan Is Missing (No. 6), from Lionsgate, which went viral on TikTok in the form of a challenge to see how long viewers could watch its graphic scenes; Recon (No. 7), a thriller set in the mountains of Italy at the close of World War II, from Brainstorm Media; and The Dark and the Wicked (No. 13), from Shudder, about two siblings who return to the family home to take care of their dying father, only to be plagued by waking nightmares that lead them to suspect something evil is taking over the family.

The complete series of “Friends,” consisting of all 10 seasons of the classic sitcom, reappeared on the “Watched at Home” chart at No. 15.

  1. The New Mutants (Disney/20th Century)
  2. Unhinged (Lionsgate)
  3. After We Collided (Open Road)
  4. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  5. Elf (Warner)
  6. Megan is Missing (Lionsgate)
  7. Recon (Brainstorm Media)
  8. Trump Card (D’Souza Media)
  9. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  11. Antebellum (Lionsgate)
  12. Home Alone (20th Century)
  13. The Dark and the Wicked (Shudder)
  14. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  15. Friends: The Complete Series (Warner)
  16. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  17. The Polar Express (Warner)
  18. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  19. Paw Patrol (Paramount/Nickelodeon)
  20. Trolls World Tour (Universal)

 

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 Nov. 21.

 

Merchandising: Best Buy Offers ‘New Mutants’ Steelbook

Among the new disc releases Nov. 17, the most notable retail exclusive was Best Buy’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook of Disney’s The New Mutants.

Best Buy offered the metal-encased edition for $34.99.

Disney’s long-running issues with Amazon seem to still be in effect, however, as the online retailer did not have New Mutant discs available in any capacity, even through third-party sellers. Amazon also still isn’t selling last week’s release of the live-action Mulan, which is offered only through third-party sellers.

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Target offered 15% off select recent Lionsgate releases through its Target Circle app add-on. Titles included Henchmen, Guest House, Hard Kill, Antebellum and Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Series.

‘New Mutants,’ ‘Dreamland,’ ‘Unhinged’ Top Slate of New Disc, Digital Releases Available Nov. 17

The New Mutants, the 13th and final installment of the Fox-era of the “X-Men” film series, and Dreamland top the slate of new disc and digital releases available for home viewers beginning Nov. 17.

Also newly available to buy or rent: the Lionsgate thriller Unhinged; Sony Pictures’ The Broken Hearts Gallery; and the third season of the HBO sci-fi series “Westworld,” from Warner Bros.

The New Mutants, from 20th Century Studios and Disney Media Distribution, is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD, as well as through digital retailers. The film was released theatrically in August despite many theaters still being closed. It earned  a domestic box office gross of just over $23 million.

The New Mutants focuses on five young people with special powers who are forced to undergo treatment at a secret institution. But it’s soon clear that their containment is part of a much bigger battle between the forces of good and evil.

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Dreamland is available through digital retailers only, either to buy or to rent. The movie is one of three feature films from Romulus Entertainment to which Paramount Pictures has secured home entertainment and television licensing rights to three feature films from Romulus Entertainment. All three films are being released in select U.S. theaters by Vertical Entertainment in tandem with their release on home entertainment platforms.

Dreamland stars Margot Robbie as an outlaw bank robber during the Great Depression who becomes involved with a young man. She must choose between collecting the bounty on her head or following her heart. Aside from Robbie, the film stars Finn Cole, Travis Fimmel, and Garrett Hedlund. It was directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and written by Nicolaas Zwart.

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The Russell Crow thriller Unhinged arrives on Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD, digital and on demand. Oscar-winner Crowe stars alongside Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson and Gabriel Bateman. The psychological thriller explores road rage. Rachel (Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself, and everyone she loves, the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.

The Broken Hearts Gallery, a romantic comedy executive produced by Selena Gomez, arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Nov. 17, a week after it became available through digital retailers. Written and directed by Natalie Krinsky, the film follows a young art gallery assistant in New York City who after breaking up with her latest boyfriend creates a pop-up exhibit of mementos from prior relationships. The cast includes  Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo and Bernadette Peters. The film was theatrically released in the United States on Sept. 11, 2020, and earned just over $4 million. Bonus features on the home releases include a gag reel and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Season three of “Westworld” is coming out in Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions. The season takes place in the wake of Season 2’s massacre in the Westworld theme park, as hosts Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Maeve (Thandie Newton), Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) have left the park and explore the real world to discover who they will become in the wake of their liberation.

The Blu-ray editions include a digital copy of the episodes. The 4K Ultra HD discs of Westworld: Season Three feature Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos soundtracks. The discs will include more than two hours of bonus featurettes.

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

Disney Sets Home Release Date for ‘The New Mutants’ After $21 Million Domestic Theatrical Run

Disney Media Distribution has set a Nov. 17 home release date for The New Mutants, the 13th and final installment in 20th Century’s “X-Men” franchise.

The film, released theatrically in August despite many theaters still being closed, earned a domestic box office gross of just over $21 million.

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD, as well as through digital retailers.

The New Mutants focuses on five young people with special powers who are forced to undergo treatment at a secret institution — allegedly to cure them of the dangers of their powers. But it’s soon clear that their containment is part of a much bigger battle between the forces of good and evil.

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The film was directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay he wrote with Knate Lee. The cast includes Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga.

Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD and regular Blu-ray include:

  • “Origins & Influences” — Legendary comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz and the filmmakers explore the origins and influences behind The New Mutants;
  • “Meet the New Mutants” — Cast members share their experiences while filming and reveal how they bonded as a family, much like the characters in the film;
  • Deleted scenes.

Warner’s ‘Tenet’ Leads Slumping Weekend Domestic Box Office With $3.4 Million in Ticket Sales

The U.S. box office continues to suffer under constrained openings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite the release of three significant studio titles, exhibitor revenue remains down 75% from the previous-year period.

Warner Bros.’ Tenet, the international espionage thriller from Christopher Nolan, remained the top draw, generating $3.4 million in revenue from 2,800 screens through Sept. 26, or $41.2 million since it debuted in the U.S. four weeks ago. That was down 26% from $4.59 million generated during the previous-weekend three-day period, according to industry numbers.

The movie has generated $283.2 million worldwide — leading some observers to wonder when Warner would release the movie on HBO Max or a third-party platform via PVOD or transactional VOD. The movie has generated 85% of its box office abroad.

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Notably, the top domestic screens for Tenet included largely drive-ins and Imax theaters such as Paramount Drive-In in Los Angeles; Capitol 6 Drive-In and Solano Twin Drive-In in San Francisco; Regal Irvine Spectrum Imax and AMC Block Orange with Imax (Orange County, Calif.); Cinemark Redwood 20 in San Francisco; Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, Va.; Cinemark Huntington Beach (Calif.) Bella Terra; and Sacramento (Calif.) Drive-In.

Meanwhile, Disney/20th Century’s The New Mutants finished second with exhibitors, generating $1.1 million in ticket sales, which was down 31% from $1.59 million during the previous weekend period. The movie has tallied $19.4 million over the the past five weeks.

Disney’s live-action Mulan, which has only been released in theaters outside the U.S., and on Premier Access via Disney+ domestically, generated $3.4 million, or $64 million globally since its Sept. 4 debut. Disney has not disclosed the movie’s PVOD revenue numbers.

‘Mulan,’ ‘Tenet’ Boost Global Box Office Ticket Sales

The Walt Disney Co.’s live-action Mulan remake opened at No. 1 in China this weekend with an estimated box office gross of $23.2 million, Disney announced Sept. 13 — bringing its total theatrical earnings to $37.6 million.

Domestically, the film bypassed theaters and instead premiered on streaming service Disney+ Sept. 4, at a premium access price.

Also this weekend, Warner Bros.’ Tenet crossed the $200 mark globally, but in the North American market — the United States and Canada — the film earned $6.7 million in its second week of release, a 29% drop from week one. While more than 70% of all U.S. theaters are now open, capacities are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and in certain key markets, including Los Angeles and New York, theaters remain dark.

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In its third weekend, Disney’owned 20th Century’s The New Mutants earned an estimated $2.1 million domestically, bringing its domestic cume to $15.3 million, Disney reported.

Internationally, the thirteenth and final installment in the “X-Men” franchise expanded to 36 “material” markets, Disney said, including opening in Germany and Korea, earning an estimated $3.8 million over the weekend.

‘New Mutants’ Earns Global Weekend Box Office Gross of $10M as Theaters Gradually Reopen

The Walt Disney Co. resumed releasing box office data Aug. 30, reporting that 20th Century’s The New Mutants, the 13th and final installment in what had been Fox’s superhero “X-Men” franchise, earned an estimated worldwide gross of just under $10 million its opening weekend.

Disney noted that currently only around 62% of domestic screens are open, while the film’s international debut was limited to 10 “material” markets, including France and Spain.

The film’s domestic gross is estimated at $7 million, while overseas The New Mutants earned $2.9 million.

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AMC Theatres, the world’s largest exhibitor, began its domestic reopening process on Aug. 20, with 100 theaters. An additional 170 theaters were reopened Aug. 27, in time for the release of The New Mutants. Kansas-based AMC now has nearly 300 of its more than 600 U.S. theaters back in business, albeit at reduced capacities. A third wave is slated to reopen in time for the Sept. 3 theatrical debut of Warner Bros. Tenet. The remainder of AMC’s U.S. theaters will open only after authorized to do so by state and local officials.

AMC has more than 1,000 theaters in 15 countries, with a total of more than 11,000 screens.

No. 2 movie theater chain Regal Cinemas also began opening theaters Aug. 21. Regal has more than 800 theaters around the world, including 550 in the United States, and a total screen count of more than 7,000.

Disney says movie theaters in California, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Michigan, Maryland, and New Mexico remain closed, with Arizona a mixed bag.

“Next weekend sees the bulk of international openings when 20 material markets open up, including Italy, the UK, Russia, Australia and Mexico,” according to the Disney news release.  “Importantly The New Mutants launch helped markets concerned by supplying fresh, new product for them to screen and therefore encourage consumers to return to movie theaters.