Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘The Sandman,’ ‘Uncharted’ Move Atop Weekly Charts Through Aug. 14

Netflix original series “The Sandman” (1.38 billion minutes) and action movie Uncharted (1.18 billion) claimed the top two spots in Nielsen’s weekly chart of most-streamed content across U.S. household televisions through Aug. 14. The content bumped perennial chart topper “Stranger Things” to the third spot with 1.12 billion minutes streamed, down from 1.42 billion minutes the previous week.

Recent chart topper “Virgin River” dropped to No. 5 with 934 million minutes streamed — down from 1.38 billion in the previous week. The movie debut of Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg’s action-comedy Day Shift generated 982 million to finish No. 4 and No. 2 on the weekly movie chart.

Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear, which topped all movies in its Disney+ streaming debut the previous week with 1.3 billion minutes, fell nine spots to No. 10 for the week with 700 million minutes consumed.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix The Sandman (2022) 11 1,386
2 Netflix Uncharted (2022) 1 1,185
3 Netflix Stranger Things 34 1,123
4 Netflix Day Shift 1 982
5 Netflix Virgin River 42 934
6 Netflix Locke & Key 28 919
7 Disney+ Bluey 112 917
8 Netflix NCIS 354 764
9 Netflix Cocomelon 18 702
10 Disney+ Lightyear 1 700

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

‘Uncharted’ Emerges as Top DVD and Blu-ray Seller in May

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted was No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for May 2022, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions.

The adaptation of the popular video game franchise of the same name earned $148.5 million from U.S. theaters. Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg star as treasure hunters seeking lost gold from the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan. Uncharted was released on disc May 10 and spent its first two weeks atop the disc sales charts. It entered the year-to-date sales chart at No. 8.

The No. 2 seller for May was Warner’s The Batman, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD formats May 24. The latest adaptation of the DC Comics crimefighter earned $369.3 million at the domestic box office.

The top seller from April and 2022 to date, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, slipped to No. 3 on the sellers list for May.

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The year-to-date top 10 was relatively unchanged after May action, though the addition of Uncharted, pushed Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let Their Be Carnage dropped off the list.

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According to NPD, the May 2022 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Uncharted (Sony Pictures)
  2. The Batman (Warner)
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  4. Dog (Warner/MGM)
  5. Turning Red (Disney)
  6. Moonfall (Lionsgate)
  7. Sing 2 (Universal)
  8. Top Gun (Paramount)
  9. Blacklight (Universal)
  10. Infinite (Paramount)

 

Year-to-Date Top 10 (through May 2022):

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures)
  3. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  4. Encanto (Disney)
  5. Sing 2 (Universal)
  6. Yellowstone: Season Four (Paramount)
  7. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)
  8. Uncharted (Sony Pictures)
  9. Eternals (Disney/Marvel)
  10. Halloween Kills (Universal)

 

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‘Uncharted’ Returns Atop Redbox Disc Rentals, ‘The Lost City’ Still No. 1 on Digital Chart

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted returned to No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental chart the week ended June 5.

The video game adaptation returns to the top spot after having been the top disc rental for two weeks before being displaced a week ago. It was down a spot to No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

The top disc rental the previous week, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Batman, dropped to No. 2 on Redbox’s disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks.

Meanwhile, the top title on the Redbox On Demand chart remained Paramount’s The Lost City. The romantic adventure comedy stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe, generating $102 million at the domestic box office.

The comedy Dog remained No. 3 on the disc rental chart and No. 4 on the digital chart. Dog is distributed through digital channels by MGM and on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The No. 2 digital title was Paramount’s The Contractor, up a spot from the previous week. The actioner stars Chris Pine stars as a discharged special forces soldier who joins a private military force to pay off debts.

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Paramount’s sci-fi actioner Infinite was No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the digital chart.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home rose to No. 4 on the disc chart and No. 6 on the digital chart.

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

  1. Uncharted — Sony Pictures
  2. The Batman — Warner
  3. Dog — Warner
  4. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Sony Pictures/Marvel
  5. Infinite — Paramount
  6. Blacklight — Universal
  7. Sing 2 — Universal
  8. Vendetta — Vertical
  9. X — Lionsgate
  10. Moonfall — Lionsgate

 

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

  1. The Lost City — Paramount
  2. The Contractor — Paramount
  3. Uncharted — Sony Pictures
  4. Dog — MGM
  5. Infinite — Paramount
  6. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Sony Pictures/Marvel
  7. Top Gun — Paramount
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — Paramount
  9. Blacklight — Universal
  10. X — Lionsgate

 

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‘Uncharted’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted remained No. 1 for a second week 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 May 21.

The film, an adaptation of the popular video game series of the same name, stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as treasure hunters seeking the lost gold of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition. It earned $147.8 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on both charts was another Sony Pictures-distributed title, the Marvel Studios co-production Spider-Man: No Way Home, in its sixth week on shelves.

MGM’s Dog, distributed on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, slipped to No. 3 on the overall disc chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The film stars Channing Tatum as an Army Ranger tasked with transporting a military dog to its commander’s funeral.

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Three newcomers landed in the top 10 in their debut week.

No. 4 on both charts was Paramount’s sci-fi actioner Infinite. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film is based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz. Originally premiering as a Paramount+ streaming original, Infinite follows characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity in a race against time in the fight between good and evil.

The no. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was GKIDS’ Shout! Factory-distributed Belle, the critically hailed anime film from Academy Award-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda. A heartfelt story of growing up in the era of social media, Belle earned $4 million at the domestic box office.

No. 9 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart was MGM’s Oscar-nominated Licorice Pizza, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From multi-Oscar nominated director, writer, producer and cinematographer Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Phantom Thread), the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper and Benny Safdie. It’s the story of Alana Kane (Haim) and Gary Valentine (Hoffman) growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973. Licorice Pizza earned $17.3 million at the domestic box office.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended May 22 had Uncharted at No. 1 and Dog at No. 2 for a second week.

Infinite debuted as the No. 3 rental. Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped to No. 3 and the Universal’s Liam Neeson actioner Blacklight slid to No. 5.

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‘Uncharted’ Maintains Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted for a second week was No. 1 on both Redbox’s disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended May 22.

The adaptation of the popular video game franchise of the same name stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as a pair of treasure hunters seeking hidden gold from the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan. It earned $147.7 million at the domestic box office.

The comedy Dog remained No. 2 on both the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions. The film stars Channing Tatum as an Army Ranger transporting a fallen commander’s dog to the funeral. Dog is distributed through digital channels by MGM and on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Paramount’s sci-fi actioner Infinite debuted at No. 3 on the disc rental chart. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film is based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz. The film follows characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity in a race against time in the fight between good and evil. It was No. 5 on the digital chart.

The No. 3 Redbox On Demand title was the new-to-digital-sellthrough Morbius from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Marvel Comics characters, the film stars Jared Leto as a doctor whose attempts to cure his disease give him vampire-like powers. It earned $73.25 million at the domestic box office.

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Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home slipped a spot to No. 4 on both charts.

The No. 5 disc rental was Universal Pictures’ Liam Neeson actioner Blacklight. It was No. 10 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 22:

  1. Uncharted — Sony Pictures
  2. Dog — Warner
  3. Infinite — Paramount
  4. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Sony Pictures/Marvel
  5. Blacklight — Universal
  6. Vendetta — Vertical
  7. Moonfall — Lionsgate
  8. Sing 2 — Universal
  9. Panama — Paramount
  10. Black Site — Redbox

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 22:

  1. Uncharted — Sony Pictures
  2. Dog — MGM
  3. Morbius — Sony Pictures
  4. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Sony Pictures/Marvel
  5. Infinite — Paramount
  6. Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home — Sony Pictures
  7. Moonfall — Lionsgate
  8. The Bad Guys — Universal
  9. Vendetta — Vertical
  10. Blacklight — Universal

 

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‘Uncharted’ Discovers Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted easily debuted at No. 1 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 May 14.

The film, an adaptation of the popular video game series of the same name, stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as treasure hunters seeking the lost gold of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition. It earned $147.3 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 63% of total Uncharted sales, with 21% from 4K Ultra HD and 42% from regular Blu-ray.

Another newcomer debuted at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart: MGM’s Dog, distributed on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film stars Channing Tatum as an Army Ranger tasked with transporting a military dog to its commander’s funeral. It earned $61.8 million at U.S. theaters and sold about 36% as many copies as Uncharted.

Dog was No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, with 42% of its unit sales coming from the HD format.

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The top seller the previous four weeks, Spider-Man: No Way Home, also from Sony Pictures, slipped to No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

No. 4 on both charts, down two spots from its debut week, was Disney-owned Pixar’s latest animated effort, Turning Red. No. 5 on both charts was the sci-fi disaster Moonfall from Lionsgate.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended May 15 also had Uncharted at No. 1, Dog at No. 2, Spider-Man: No Way Home at No. 3 and Moonfall at No. 5.

The No. 4 rental was Universal’s Liam Neeson actioner Blacklight, which had been the top rental the week before.

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‘Uncharted’ Grabs Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted was No. 1 on both Redbox’s disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended May 15.

The adaptation of the popular video game franchise of the same name stars Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg as a pair of treasure hunters seeking hidden gold from the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan. It earned $147 million at the domestic box office and had been the No. 6 digital title the week before.

The comedy Dog was No. 2 on both the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s 40,000 red kiosks, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions. The film stars Channing Tatum as an Army Ranger transporting a fallen commander’s dog to the funeral. Dog is distributed through digital channels by MGM and on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

The previous week’s top title, Universal Pictures’ Liam Neeson actioner Blacklight, dropped to No. 4 on both charts.

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Lionsgate’s Moonfall slid to No. 5 on the disc chart and No. 6 on the digital chart.

The No. 5 Redbox On Demand title was Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home, a half-hour retrospective of 20 years of “Spider-Man” movies. The featurette was offered for free viewing at Redbox’s website.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended May 15:

  1. Uncharted — Sony Pictures
  2. Dog — Warner
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Sony Pictures/Marvel
  4. Blacklight — Universal
  5. Moonfall — Lionsgate
  6. Sing 2 — Universal
  7. Black Site — Redbox
  8. Jackass Forever — Paramount
  9. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Sony Pictures
  10. Without Remorse — Paramount

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended May 15:

  1. Uncharted — Sony Pictures
  2. Dog — MGM
  3. Spider-Man: No Way Home — Sony Pictures/Marvel
  4. Blacklight — Universal
  5. Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home — Sony Pictures
  6. Moonfall — Lionsgate
  7. The Bad Guys — Universal
  8. The Lost City — Paramount
  9. Sing 2 — Universal
  10. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City — Sony Pictures

 

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‘Uncharted’ Remains Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Third Week

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted May 18 finished its third-straight week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart, the weekly U.K. home entertainment sales chart.

Following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, Uncharted held off competition from former chart toppers, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Sing 2 (No. 2) and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home (No. 3).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Dune held tight at No. 4, while 1986 Tom Cruise classic Top Gun soared up 21 spots to No. 5, a new peak for the film, which saw a lift in anticipation of the release of sequel Top Gun: Maverick in cinemas, 36 years after the original was released.

Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections (No. 6) climbed three spots, Universal’s Belfast (No. 7) rose one spot, and Disney/Pixar Animation’s Turning Red (No. 8) dropped two spots.

Another film making the top 10 for the first time was romantic drama Marry Me, which climbed two spots to No. 9. The film sees music superstars Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) and Bastian (Maluma) about to marry on stage in front of a global audience of fans. But when Valdez discovers her partner has been cheating on her, she picks a member of the audience (Owen Wilson) to marry instead.

Rounding off the countdown is Disney musical Encanto, which moved up five spots to return to round out the top 10.

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The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 18, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
2 2 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
3 3 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
4 4 DUNE (2021) WARNER
5 26 TOP GUN PARAMOUNT
6 9 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
7 8 BELFAST UNIVERSAL
8 6 TURNING RED DISNEY
9 11 MARRY ME UNIVERSAL
10 15 ENCANTO DISNEY

© Official Charts Company 2022

Sony Pictures’ ‘Uncharted’ Tops U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Second Week

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Uncharted finished No. 1 in sales for the second week on the Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom through May 11.

Adapted from the video game series of the same name, the movie stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home) as fortune hunter Nathan Drake, who teams up with his mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan (played by Mark Wahlberg) to locate the treasure of the lost Magellan expedition.

But things get complicated when Nate and Sully cross corrupt billionaire Santiago Moncada (Antoni Banderas) and his henchwoman Jo Braddock (Tati Gabrielle) who seek to claim the treasure for themselves.

Elsewhere on the chart this week, former chart-topper Sing 2 (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) held the No. 2 spot, while SPHE’s Spider-Man: No Way Home moved back up to the No. 3 spot. Warner Bros. Pictures’ sci-fi reboot Dune returned to the top five at the No. 4 spot.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Jackass Forever retained the No. 5 spot, while Disney-Pixar’s Turning Red made its chart debut at No. 6, following its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray, it was previously available to stream only on Disney+.

Kenneth Branagh’s murder-mystery Death on the Nile is treading water at No. 7, while the acclaimed writer-director’s Oscar-winning biopic Belfast tumbled to No. 8.

The weeks top 10 was rounded out by Warner’s The Matrix Resurrections at No. 9 and Downtown Abbey: The Movie (Universal Pictures) at No. 10.

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 The Official Film Chart Top 10 – May 11, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 1 UNCHARTED SONY PICTURES
2 2 SING 2 UNIVERSAL
3 4 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SONY PICTURES
4 6 DUNE WARNER
5 5 JACKASS FOREVER PARAMOUNT
6 NEW TURNING RED DISNEY
7 7 DEATH ON THE NILE 20TH CENTURY
8 3 BELFAST UNIVERSAL
9 NEW THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS WARNER
10 10 DOWNTON ABBEY: THE MOVIE UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2022

Merchandising: Charting ‘Uncharted’ at Retail

May 10 marked the Blu-ray and DVD release of titles such as Sony Pictures’ Uncharted and Warner’s Dog. But an afternoon check of some stores around the Orange County, Calif., area indicated it was one of those weeks in which clerks were in no rush to stock the shelves with copies of them.

Displays at a Walmart in Westminster, Calif., and Target in Seal Beach, Calif., at around 3 p.m. on new-release day showed no signs that the titles even existed.

They were available on the chains’ websites, where the only exclusive edition appeared to be a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack at Walmart with some pack-in trading cards. However, Walmart’s website listed it as sold out, and it vanished from searches within a few hours.

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There is a Steelbook edition of the Uncharted 4K combo pack, though it doesn’t appear to be exclusive to Best Buy this time as nearly every retailer has it, though it is pricier than typical Steelbooks. Best Buy listed the Uncharted Steelbook at $59.99. Target had it as an online exclusive for $56.99. Amazon had it for $44.99.

The Uncharted Steelbook appears to be an American repackaging of an international exclusive from British retailer Zavvi. The American version also includes a replica of Nate’s ring from the film.