Warner’s ‘Wonka’ Back Atop U.K. Weekly Home Entertainment Sales Chart Through Feb. 21

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonka returned atop the weekly U.K. home entertainment retail sales chart through Feb. 21, after being knocked off the pole position the previous week by the studio’s DC underwater superhero flick Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom at No. 2.

Timothée Chalamet’s turn as eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka generated more than 10,000 unit sales ahead of its closest competition.

Lionsgate U.K.’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes moved up one spot to No. 3, while Disney’s Wish dropped a spot at No. 4, and Warner’s Barbie held steady at No. 5.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together moved up two spots to No. 6, with the studio’s Oscar-nominated Oppenheimer down one spot at No. 7. Paramount Home Entertainment’s action sequel Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 returned to the Top 10 at No. 8, while Universal’s low budget video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy’s dropped two spots at No. 9.

Finally, 2011 Universal drama/romance One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, returned to the Top 10 following a new Netflix limited series release this month based on the same story.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Feb. 21, 2024

Last Week Position Movie Distributor
2 1 WONKA WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
1 2 AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM WARNER
4 3 THE HUNGER GAMES-THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS LIONSGATE U.K.
3 4 WISH DISNEY
5 5 BARBIE WARNER
8 6 TROLLS BAND TOGETHER UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
6 7 OPPENHEIMER UNIVERSAL
11 8 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — DEAD RECKONING PART  1 PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
7 9 FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S UNIVERSAL
40 10 ONE DAY UNIVERSAL

© Official Charts Company 2024

Animated Comedy ‘Migration’ Flies to Disc Feb. 27

Illumination’s animated comedy Migration will be released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and standard-priced digital Feb. 27 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film has earned $256.2 million at the global box office and has been available for premium digital rental and sale since Jan. 23.

The story follows the Mallard family as they embark on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

The voice cast includes Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Stuber), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games), Keegan-Michael Key (The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Keanu), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, The Little Mermaid), and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, “Taxi”).

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Special features include the mini-movies “Fly Hard,” in which Chump sheds her tough-as-nails attitude, risking her life to fly through a blizzard and the harrowing streets of New York to return a prized possession to a kind woman from the park; “Mooned,” in which following the events of Despicable Me, Vector and a lost Minion are stranded on the moon, and struggle to get back to Earth; and “Midnight Mission,” in which the Minions try to help Agnes overcome her fear of the dark, even if it involves going into outer space. Also included are behind-the-scenes, making-of and kid-friendly craft project featurettes.

 

‘Trolls Band Together’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together remained No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 27.

No. 2 on both charts was again Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, in its 10th week on shelves. However, it remained No. 1 on the dedicated 4K chart for a 10th consecutive week.

Trolls Band Together was No. 7 on the 4K chart.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 3 on all three charts, was Warner’s Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths — Part One, the new animated movie based on the DC Comics superheroes. The movie was released on disc only in Blu-ray formats, with the 4K Ultra HD version accounting for 23% of its total unit sales.

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained No. 4 on the overall sales chart but rose to No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. It was No. 14 on the 4K chart.

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s slid two spots to No. 5 on the overall chart in its seventh week, and dropped to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 1-27-24
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray and 4K Discs for Week Ended 1-27-24
Top HD Formats Disc Share Per Title for Week Ended 1-27-24
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 1-29-24

‘Trolls Band Together’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 20.

The third “Trolls” movie from DreamWorks Animation earned more than $102 million at the domestic box office. HD formats accounted for 61% of its first-week unit sales, with 54% from regular Blu-ray and 7% from 4K Ultra HD disc. It was No. 3 on the dedicated 4K chart.

A three-movie collection of the three “Trolls” films debuted at No. 8, accounting for another 15.8% of shoppers picking up a copy of Band Together. It had 17% of its sales from a Blu-ray version.

The top seller the previous four weeks, Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, dropped to No. 2 on both the overall and the Blu-ray charts in its ninth week. It had been the top Blu-ray for five straight weeks. However, it remained No. 1 on the dedicated 4K chart for a ninth consecutive week.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s remained No. 3 on the overall chart in its sixth week, and dropped back to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny slipped to No. 4 on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

The week’s top newcomer was Sony Pictures’ Journey to Bethlehem, at No. 5 overall. The musical retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus earned $6.8 million at the domestic box office, and had 36% of its unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc (it didn’t have a 4K release). It was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 1-20-24
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray and 4K Discs for Week Ended 1-20-24
Top HD Formats Disc Share Per Title for Week Ended 1-20-24
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 1-22-24

‘Oppenheimer’ Still Atop Disc Sales Charts for Week Ended Jan. 13

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer remained No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 13.

It was the sixth time topping the overall sales spot in the eight weeks since the packaged-media release for director Christoper Nolan’s biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb. It has been the top selling Blu-ray seven times, including five consecutive weeks, and was No. 1 on the 4K Ultra HD disc sales chart for eight consecutive weeks.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained No. 2 on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. It was No. 22 on the 4K chart.

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s remained No. 3 on the overall chart in its fifth week, while climbing to No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 on the overall chart was again Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4, which was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 10 on the 4K chart.

No. 5 on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts was the newly Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer 3, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 3 on the 4K chart.

The No. 3 Blu-ray was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which was No. 6 overall and No. 2 on the 4K chart.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 1-13-24
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray and 4K Discs for Week Ended 1-13-24
Top HD Formats Disc Share Per Title for Week Ended 1-13-24
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 1-15-24

Universal Pictures Ups Q4 Home Entertainment Revenue to $345 Million

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Jan. 25 reported fourth-quarter revenue of $345 million, up slightly from revenue of $339 million in the previous-year period. For the fiscal year, revenue increased to $1.315 billion from revenue of $1.302 billion in 2022.

Home entertainment revenue was driven by director Christopher Nolan’s Golden Globe winning and Oscar-nominated Oppenheimer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Five Nights at Freddy’s, The Exorcist: Believer, and Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Premium VOD revenue.

Corporate parent Comcast categorizes home entertainment as “Other Media” revenue, which consists primarily of the sale of physical and digital home entertainment products, as well as the production and licensing of live stage plays and the distribution of content produced by third parties.

In the fourth quarter, Universal Pictures studios revenue topped $3 billion from $2.9 billion in the prior-year period. For the fiscal year, studio revenue topped $11.62 billion, down from revenue of $12.25 billion in 2022.

Studios revenue increased primarily due to higher theatrical revenue, including the performance of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Trolls Band Together, The Exorcist: Believer and Migration. Content licensing revenue was consistent as higher content licensing revenue at the movie studio was offset by lower content licensing revenue at the television studios, primarily due to the timing of when content was made available under licensing agreements, including the impacts of last year’s Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild strike.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

‘Oppenheimer’ Remains No. 1 Disc Seller for Week Ended Jan. 6

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer remained atop the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 6.

It was the fifth time topping the overall sales spot in the seven weeks since the packaged-media release for director Christoper Nolan’s biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb. It has been the top selling Blu-ray six times, including four consecutive weeks, and was No. 1 on the 4K Ultra HD disc sales chart for seven consecutive weeks.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny climbed to No. 2 on the overall sales and Blu-ray charts. It was No. 4 on the 4K chart.

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s slid to the No. 3 spot in its fourth week on the overall and Blu-ray charts, and No. 18 on the 4K chart.

No. 4 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts was again Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4, which was No. 6 on the 4K chart.

No. 5 on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts was the newly released The Holdovers from Universal Pictures.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 1-6-24
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray and 4K Discs for Week Ended 1-6-24
Top HD Formats Disc Share Per Title for Week Ended 1-6-24

Horror Film ‘Night Swim’ Available for Premium Digital Jan. 23

The horror film Night Swim will be available for premium digital rental and sale Jan. 23 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

A collaboration between Blumhouse and Atomic Monster from the producers of M3GAN, Night Swim has earned $36.9 million at the global box office.

In the film, Wyatt Russell stars as a former major league baseball player, forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, who moves into a new home with his wife (Oscar nominee Kerry Condon) and their two children. The new home comes complete with a backyard swimming pool, but a deep secret surfaces and unleashes a malevolent force that will drag the family into the inescapable depths of terror.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

From producers James Wan (“The Conjuring” franchise, “Insidious” franchise) and Jason Blum (The Black Phone, “Halloween” Franchise), the film stars Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin, “Better Call Saul”), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!, Overlord), Amelie Hoeferle (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), Gavin Warren (The Unbreakable Boy, “Fear of the Walking Dead”) and Jodi Long (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Hot Chick).

Animated ‘Migration’ Headed to Premium Digital Jan. 23

The animated comedy Migration from Illumination, creators of Despicable Me and Sing, will be available for premium digital rental and sale Jan. 23 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film has earned $191.6 million at the global box office.

The comedy, about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world, follows the Mallard family as it embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

The voice cast includes Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Stuber), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect, The Hunger Games), Keegan-Michael Key (The Super Mario Bros., Keanu), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, The Little Mermaid) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, “Taxi”).

‘Oppenheimer’ Led Disc Sellers in December; ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ No. 1 for 2023

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer was No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for December 2023, according to Circana’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. 

The Christopher Nolan-directed biopic of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the father of the atomic bomb, earned more than $326 million at the domestic box office. It was released on disc Nov. 21 and ended up being No. 4 in November, but climbed to No. 1 in December after topping the weekly disc sales charts four of of its first six weeks on shelves.

December’s No. 2 seller was Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The fifth “Indiana Jones” adventure film landed on disc Dec. 5. No. 3 in December was Universal’s horror film Five Nights at Freddy’s, an adaptation of the popular video game of the same name about a haunted kiddie-themed pizza restaurant. It arrived on disc Dec. 12. Both Dial of Destiny and Five Nights were No. 1 their first week on shelves before giving way to Oppenheimer for the rest of the year.

The No. 4 title for the month was Warner’s Barbie, which had been the No. 2 title in both October and November. The year’s No. 1 box office earner is based on the famed fashion dolls from Mattel.

The only other newcomer to make the top 10 for December was Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which landed at No. 8. The animated reboot of the “TMNT” franchise also was released Dec. 12.

December also saw some catalog Christmas classics move back up the sales chart. No. 5 was Universal’s 2018 animated The Grinch, No. 8 was Warner’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, and No. 10 was Universal’s 2000 live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

The home video arrival of “Barbenheimer” caused a bit of a shift in the final chart of top 10 sellers as a whole for 2023. Barbie, which had been at the cusp of the top 10 after November at No. 11, moved up to No. 5 on the final chart, while Oppenheimer entered at No. 10.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse climbed up to No. 7, surpassing Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Warner’s Black Adam, while Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick and Universal’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish were pushed out of the top 10.

Follow us on Instagram

According to Circana, the December 2023 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Paramount)
  3. Five Nights at Freddy’s (Universal)
  4. Barbie (Warner)
  5. The Grinch (Universal)
  6. The Expendables 4 (Lionsgate)
  7. The Equalizer 3 (Sony Pictures)
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount)
  9. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Warner)
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (Universal)

 

2023 Top 10:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal)
  2. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
  3. Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century)
  4. Fast X (Universal)
  5. Barbie (Warner)
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Disney/Marvel)
  7. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  8. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  9. Black Adam (Warner)
  10. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  11. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  12. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Universal/DreamWorks)

 

‘Mission: Impossible’ Led Disc Sales for November