‘Tom & Jerry’ Returns to No. 1 on Redbox Disc Rental Chart; ‘The Marksman’ Remains Atop Digital Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tom & Jerry returned to the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s disc rental chart the week ended June 6. The live-action/animation hybrid family comedy based on the iconic cat and mouse duo was had originally debuted at No. 1 before slipping to No. 2 in its second week. It also entered the Redbox On Demand chart at No. 3.

The previous week’s top rental, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, slipped to No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Marksman remained No. 1 for a third week in a row on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions. The Liam Neeson actioner also remained No. 3 on the disc rental chart.

The No. 4 disc rental and No. 7 On Demand title was Lionsgate’s The Courier, a Cold War drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Warner’s crime drama The Little Things was No. 5 on the disc rental chart and No. 9 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

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No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart was director Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man, an actioner from MGM that stars Jason Statham as a cash truck guard whose mysterious past raises questions.

No. 6 on the disc rental chart and No. 4 on the digital chart was Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, a sci-fi thriller starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

The 2018 sci-fi thriller A Quiet Place, from Paramount, slid to No. 5 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended June 6:

  1. Tom & Jerry — Warner
  2. Raya and the Last Dragon — Disney
  3. The Marksman — Universal
  4. The Courier — Lionsgate
  5. The Little Things — Warner
  6. Chaos Walking — Lionsgate
  7. Trigger Point — Screen Media
  8. American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally — Redbox
  9. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  10. Above Suspicion — Lionsgate

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended June 6:

  1. The Marksman — Universal
  2. Wrath of Man — MGM
  3. Tom & Jerry — Warner
  4. Chaos Walking — Lionsgate
  5. A Quiet Place — Paramount
  6. Four Good Days — Vertical
  7. The Courier — Lionsgate
  8. Spiral — Lionsgate
  9. The Little Things — Warner
  10. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures

 

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‘Raya’ Tops Disc Sales for Second Week

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon and Warner’s Tom & Jerry remained atop the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts for a second consecutive week, while two newcomers cracked the top five the week ended May 29.

Raya maintained the No. 1 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 animated fantasy had 56% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 11% of its total coming from the 4K Ultra HD combo pack.

The live-action/animation hybrid Tom & Jerry at No. 2 sold a bit more than half as many copies overall as Raya, but only about one-third the Blu-rays, which accounted for only 37% of its total sales. It doesn’t have a 4K disc option.

The week’s top newcomer at No. 3 on both charts was Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, a sci-fi book series adaptation starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. It earned $13.3 million at the domestic box office.

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No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, was Warner’s Supernatural: The Fifteenth and Final Season, the concluding chapter of the long-running CW horror-fantasy series. A complete-series boxed set was the No. 15 Blu-ray Disc seller.

Rounding out the top five overall (and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart) was Universal Pictures’ The Marksman, the actioner starring Liam Neeson as an Arizona rancher who protects a young migrant boy from drug lords on a trip to Chicago.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 30, Raya moved up two spots to take over the top spot, pushing Tom & Jerry down to No. 2 and The Marksman to No. 3.

Chaos Walking debuted as the No. 4 disc rental, dropping Warner’s The Little Things to No. 5.

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‘Tom & Jerry’ Debuts at No. 1 on Watched at Home Chart

Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry debuted at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended May 22.

The live-action/animation hybrid, which features the iconic cat and mouse duo’s feud disrupting a high-profile wedding at a trendy New York hotel, was released Feb. 26 concurrently on HBO Max and in theaters, where it made $45.6 million domestically. It became available through premium VOD April 16, and was released for digital purchase and on disc May 18, when the Watched at Home chart began tracking it.

The weekly Watched at Home chart, which is compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, tracks transactional activity related to digital purchases and VOD, as well as sales of disc formats such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental.

The previous week’s most-watched title, Universal Pictures’ The Marksman, dropped to No. 2. In the film, Neeson plays an Arizona rancher who agrees to take a young migrant boy to his family in Chicago despite being pursued by drug lords. It earned $15.6 million at the domestic box office.

Warner Bros.’ crime drama The Little Things with Denzel Washington, slipped to No. 3, while Universal’s animated hit sequel The Croods: A New Age stayed at No. 4.

Lionsgate’s Above Suspicion, a true crime drama starring Emilia Clarke as a woman living in a small Kentucky town who falls in love with a married FBI agent after agreeing to become an informant, rose eight spots to No. 5 following its May 18 Blu-ray and DVD release. It was released digitally May 7.

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A24’s Minari, a drama about a Korean family that moves to Arkansas, jumped up 14 spots to No. 6 after Lionsgate released the film on Blu-ray and DVD May 18.

The stalwart Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection held steady at No. 7.

Newcomer Chaos Walking, released through digital retailers May 14, entered the chart at No. 8. The sci-fi thriller set in the future stars Tom Holland as a man who discovers a mysterious girl played by Daisy Ridley has crash-landed on his planet, where the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “The Noise,” a force that puts all their thoughts on display. It earned $13.3 million at the domestic box office.

Also new to the chart, at No. 9, is Sony Pictures’ The Father, a drama about a man (Anthony Hopkins) who refuses all assistance from his daughter (Olivia Colman) as he ages and begins to lose touch with reality. The film earned Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Hopkins. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD May 18.

Rounding out the top 10 was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland, the Best Picture Oscar winner was down five spots from the previous week.

Paramount’s 2018 thriller A Quiet Place made its first appearance in the top 20, at No. 11, in anticipation of the May 28 theatrical release of its sequel.

No. 12 was another new release, Vertical Entertainment’s Four Good Days, a drama starring Mila Kunis, Glenn Close and Stephen Root, about a mother helping her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse. It was released digitally May 21.

It should be noted that Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, which was the week’s top-selling disc by a wide margin according to the VideoScan tracking service, and was a top-five seller on most digital retailer charts, was not included in the compilation due to its initial release via the Disney+ Premier Access VOD option, which the DEG stated prevents it from being tracked regardless of window despite its availability through traditional retail channels.

  1. Tom & Jerry (2021, Warner)
  2. The Marksman (Universal)
  3. The Little Things (Warner)
  4. The Croods: A New Age (Universal)
  5. Above Suspicion (Lionsgate)
  6. Minari (Lionsgate)
  7. Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  8. Chaos Walking (Lionsgate)
  9. The Father (Sony Pictures)
  10. Nomadland (20th Century)
  11. A Quiet Place (Paramount)
  12. Four Good Days (Vertical)
  13. Justice Society: World War II (Warner)
  14. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  15. Land (Universal)
  16. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  17. The Paper Tigers (Well Go USA)
  18. News of the World (Universal)
  19. Girl in the Basement (A+E)
  20. The Vault (Paramount)

 

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 May 22.

‘Tom & Jerry’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals; ‘The Marksman’ Remains Atop Digital Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tom & Jerry debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental chart the week ended May 23. The live-action/animation hybrid family comedy based on the iconic cat and mouse duo was released on Blu-ray and DVD May 18, but didn’t appear on Redbox’s On Demand chart.

There, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Marksman remained No. 1 for a second week in a row, while slipping to No. 2 on the disc rental chart. The film stars Liam Neeson as an Arizona rancher who agrees to take a young migrant boy to his family in Chicago despite being pursued by drug lords.

The No. 3 disc rental was Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, the new animated fantasy that made $48 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s crime drama The Little Things was No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, and dropped to No. 4 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

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No. 3 on the digital chart was Vertical Entertainment’s Four Good Days, a drama starring Mila Kunis, Glenn Close and Stephen Root, about a mother helping her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.

The No. 5 disc rental was Lionsgate’s Above Suspicion, a crime drama based on true events that stars Emilia Clarke as a woman who falls for an FBI agent who recruits her as an informant during his investigation of a crime ring in her small town in Kentucky. It slipped a spot to No. 4 on the digital chart.

A24’s Minari, about a Korean family that moves to Arkansas, entered the On Demand chart at No. 7.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 23:

  1. Tom & Jerry — Warner
  2. The Marksman — Universal
  3. Raya and the Last Dragon — Disney
  4. The Little Things — Warner
  5. Above Suspicion — Lionsgate
  6. The Father — Sony Pictures
  7. The Vault — Paramount
  8. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  9. Every Breath You Take — Redbox
  10. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 23:

  1. The Marksman — Universal
  2. The Little Things — Warner
  3. Four Good Days — Vertical
  4. Above Suspicion — Lionsgate
  5. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  6. Land — Universal
  7. Minari — A24
  8. The Father — Sony Pictures
  9. A Quiet Place — Paramount
  10. The Virtuoso — Lionsgate

 

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Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Tops Biggest Pandemic Weekend Box Office Since Christmas

Disney’s new theatrical/Premier Access release, Raya and the Last Dragon, topped the weekend domestic box office with a projected $8.6 million in ticket sales through March 7. That’s slightly more than the film generated in China at $8.4 million. The movie is tracking toward more than $26 million worldwide. The domestic box office topped $23.1 million — the largest tally since Christmas.

With some New York City movie theaters re-opening, the tally underwhelmed when compared to the previous-weekend’s $14.1 debut of Warner Bros. Pictures live-action/animation hybrid Tom & Jerry, which also bowed simultaneously on HBO Max. The movie took in $6.6 million in the No. 2 spot; $23 million since launching.

Lionsgate’s fantasy Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, rounded out the podium with a reported $3.8 million — a far cry from the movie’s reported $100 million production budget.

Raya also underperformed compared with the opening of Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age with $9.7 million last Thanksgiving, and Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 with $16.7 million over Christmas weekend. Raya was hamstrung as Cinemark, the No. 3 exhibitor in the country, refused to screen the movie without a renegotiated distribution deal with Disney.

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Indeed, Raya was concurrently available to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99, the same price of Disney’s first Premier Access release, Mulan, over the Labor Day weekend. Disney has not reported financial details of that direct-to-consumer retail release. Notably, Disney keeps 100% of all Premier Access revenue while splitting theatrical revenue with exhibitors.

On a March 1 virtual investor event, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the studio still believes in the theatrical business model but added the the consumer dynamic is changing.

“I think the consumer is probably more impatient than they’ve ever been before because now they’ve had the luxury of an entire year of getting [movies] at home pretty much when they want them,” Chapek said. “I’m not sure there’s a going back, but we certainly don’t want to cut the legs off a theatrical exhibition run.”

Report: More Than 1.2 Million Households Streamed ‘Tom & Jerry’ on HBO Max

Warner Bros. Pictures’ live-action animated movie Tom & Jerry tracked $14.1 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office. The movie also streamed across 1.2 million households on subscription streaming service HBO Max, according to new data from Samba TV — on par with other Warner titles that have streamed simultaneously on Max during their box office launch.
That’s 200,000 fewer households than the 1.4 million households that streamed Warner’s The Little Things during its opening weekend. The studio, which is streaming its entire 2021 theatrical slate concurrently with their box office launch, tracked more than three million Max households (2.2 million opening weekend) through the end of the year for the Christmas debut of Wonder Woman 1984.
 
Samba TV tracks viewer recommend program data — called “automatic content recognition” — from more than 13.5 million smart TVs in the United States. The company said Tom & Jerry viewership peaked Feb. 27 with 550,000 households, after 408,000 households streamed on Feb. 26, the day the movie was added to Max’s platform.
 
When compared nationwide, viewership over-indexed (+4%) among women, Blacks, Hispanics, households with minors and adults under the age of 44 making less than $75,000.
 

Warner Bros.’ ‘Tom & Jerry’ Tops $13.6 Million Domestic Weekend Box Office — Second-Highest Debut in Pandemic Era

Following a $4 million Feb. 26 domestic box office debut, Warner Bros. Pictures saw its live-action animated feature Tom & Jerry, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, generate a projected $13.6 million across more than 2,400 screens through Feb. 28. The tally, which surpassed the studio’s $12.5 million projection, is the second-highest theatrical weekend debut during the pandemic, after the studio’s opening $16.4 million Christmas weekend for Wonder Woman 1984. Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age held the original pandemic box office record with $9.7 million over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The animated sequel generated $1.2 million in a distant No. 2 position — the only other theatrical release to break a million in domestic revenue. Croods: A New Age has now generated $52.4 million in 14 weeks of release. The movie is also available on digital and packaged media retail.

Rounding out the top 5, Warner’s The Little Things had $925,000 in ticket sales ($12.9 million since launching Jan. 29); WW84 had $710,000 ($43.6 million since Christmas Day);  and The Marksman, generated $680,000 in ticket sales ($12.3 million since mid-January debut).

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Tom & Jerry, like WW84, The Little Things and last weekend’s Judas and the Black Messiah, had a concurrent debut on subscription streaming platform HBO Max. With 50% of domestic screens still closed due to government restrictions, Warner is releasing its entire 2021 theatrical slate simultaneously on Max.

No. 2 theatrical chain Regal, which has been closed since last year, is expected to open select screens next weekend as coronavirus infections decrease nationwide and potential vaccinated moviegoers increase.

‘Fatima,’ ‘Friendsgiving,’ ‘Rambo’ Steelbook Collection Top Slate of New Disc, Digital Releases

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fatima, Lionsgate’s Friendsgiving and Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale top the slate of new releases available for for home viewers beginning Oct. 27.

Other new releases consumers can now watch at home include Warner’s Toys of Terror and a Steelbook collector’s set of all five “Rambo” movies on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Lionsgate, available exclusively at Best Buy.

Fatima, which is being released on DVD only two weeks after its digital debut, is a historical drama  based on the story of one of the Catholic Church’s most fabled places of pilgrimage. In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. Word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle.

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Friendsgiving becomes available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD three days after its initial release for digital purchase and on VOD. Produced by Ben Stiller, the comedy finds Abby (Kat Dennings) looking forward to a laidback Thanksgiving with her best friend Molly (Malin Akerman). But plans for a quiet turkey dinner go up in smoke when they’re joined by Molly’s new boyfriend and her flamboyant mother (Jane Seymour). Soon come party crashers, including Molly’s old flame, a wannabe shaman, and a trio of Fairy Gay Mothers (Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho and Fortune Feimster).

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Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale on Oct. 27 debuts in a new special-edition Blu-ray and DVD. The 2007 animated holiday film finds the iconic cartoon characters in a dazzling winter wonderland, brought to life through holiday magic and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music. The film also is available for digital purchase.

Toys of Terror becomes available for digital viewing only ahead of its Jan. 19, 2021, disc release. The movie, which seeks to re-create the nostalgia of stop-motion holiday specials, stars Dayo Ade and Kyana Teresa as David and Hannah Cashman, who have promised their family a fun Christmas getaway. But when they arrive at a grand old house in the snowy woods of Washington and are greeted by a familiar construction foreman, the kids realize their parents plan to make it a working vacation, renovating the place in the hopes of flipping it. Alicia (Verity Marks) and her young siblings (Saul Elias and Zoe Fish), though annoyed, find themselves distracted after they find a stash of old toys in an abandoned playroom of the creepy mansion. Before long, they seem to be inseparable from their new playthings, much to the consternation of their nanny (Georgia Waters), who senses that something in the house is not quite right.

Rambo: The Complete Steelbook Collection arrives in stores Oct. 27 and features all five films in the popular Sylvester Stallone action franchise in individual Steelbook cases housed in a larger metal display box. Stallone plays John Rambo, a Vietnam War veteran haunted by his experiences and fighting for justice. The set includes 1982’s First Blood, 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II, 1988’s Rambo III, 2008’s Rambo and 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood. The combo packs include regular Blu-ray and digital copies of the films as well.

Each film includes bonus features ranging from deleted scenes, trailers, exclusive featurettes and commentaries.

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