DEG: Streaming Again Fuels Surge in Consumer Home Entertainment Spending in 2021

Consumer spending on home entertainment in 2021 rose nearly 8% from the prior year to a record $32.3 billion, fueled once again by a surge in subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), or streaming, according to estimates released Feb. 7 by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

The trade group says consumer spending on streaming climbed 20% to an estimated $25.3 billion, or more than 78% of the total.  

Consumer spending in all other segments declined in 2021, after rising significantly in 2020 due to movie theater closures and stay-at-home orders triggered by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales were down 19.5% to an estimated $1.97 billion, from $2.45 billion in 2020. Disc rentals fell 21.2% to $822.7 million, from $1.04 billion the prior year.

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Digital transactional sales were off 19.2% to an estimated $2.42 billion, from nearly $3 billion in 2020, while digital transactional rentals slipped 23.8% to $1.77 billion, from $2.32 billion the year before.

The DEG cautions, however, that digital spending totals do not include premium video-on-demand (PVOD) revenue. The trade group pegs PVOD revenue at about $525 million, not counting Disney+ Premier Access. (Media Play News stopped carrying the weekly Watched at Home chart because Disney does not provide revenue for disc and transactional digital titles that were initially released to home audiences at a premium VOD price.)

In the fourth quarter, the DEG reported, total consumer spending on home entertainment rose more than 11% to $8.6 billion, the highest growth rate of the year’s four quarters.

Streaming once again led the way, with spending up more than 19% to an estimated $6.64 billion.

Transactional spending fared significantly better in the fourth quarter than in any of the year’s previous three-month periods, with digital sales down less than 3% and rentals down 6.2%. The DEG notes that “purchases of TV product were particularly strong in Q4, rising to $258 million, an 11% increase above the same quarter in 2020, and 54% over the 2019 quarter.” Season four of Paramount’s “Yellowstone” was the top revenue generator of the year across all transactional formats, with the “Yellowstone” franchise bringing more than $61 million in fourth-quarter consumer spending.

Digital rentals of theatrical new releases through internet retailers such as Vudu, Google Play and Redbox On Demand in the fourth quarter rose about 3% from the same period in 2020, and 29% over spending in the pre-pandemic fourth quarter of 2019.

Physical media also did much better in the fourth quarter, with sales down just 14.2%. Consumer spending on 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs, the DEG reported, was up more than 6% in the quarter.

Top titles across both physical and digital transactional formats included The Croods: A New Age; F9: The Fast Saga; Free Guy; Godzilla vs Kong; Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection; Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard; Monster Hunter; No Time to Die; A Quiet Place Part II; Venom: Let There Be Carnage; Wonder Woman 1984; and all four seasons of “Yellowstone.”

Sony Ups Q3 Home Entertainment Revenue 17%

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Feb. 2 reported third-quarter (ended Dec. 31, 2021) revenue of $174 million, which was a 17% increase from revenue of $149 million in the previous year period. Through three quarters, the studio has generated $442 million, which is down about 30% from revenue of $639 million a year earlier.

Home entertainment got a boost from the Dec. 14 packaged-media release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which followed the sequel’s Nov. 23 digital release. Catalog sales of the original Venom as well as select “Spider-Man” titles increased as well.

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Theatrically, Sony saw quarterly revenue skyrocket to $995 million, compared with just $14 million in the previous-year quarter when the studio shelved all of its major box office releases due to the pandemic.

Sony Pictures Television continues to be a prolific producer of original series for both linear and digital platforms. Streaming revenue alone increased 100% to $285 million, from $139 million a year earlier. The studio in Q3 produced season four of “Cobra Kai” for Netflix, season one of “Copy That” for YouTube, season two of “Crossing Swords” for Hulu, season one of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and season one of “Wheel of Time” for Amazon Prime Video.

‘Dune,’ ‘Venom’ Keep Top Spots on Redbox Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Dune remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Jan. 23. From director Denis Villeneuve, the film is the latest adaptation of the 1965 Frank Herbert novel about factions of a galactic empire warring over the riches of a desert planet.

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage stayed No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart for a sixth week, but slipped 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.

The No. 2 disc rental was MGM’s The Addams Family 2, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The animated film, a sequel to 2019’s The Addams Family and based on the classic kooky and spooky comic strip characters, earned $56.5 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 4 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions. 

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Universal Pictures’ Halloween Kills was No. 3 on both charts.

Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog remained No. 2 on the digital chart, while Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy took No. 5.

Rounding out the top five disc rentals was the newly released Universal Pictures’ Last Night in Soho, a thriller from director Edgar Wright that earned $10.1 million from U.S. theaters.

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

  1. Dune: Part One — Warner
  2. The Addams Family 2 — Universal/MGM
  3. Halloween Kills — Universal
  4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  5. Last Night in Soho — Universal
  6. No Time to Die — Universal/MGM
  7. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  8. Antlers — Searchlight
  9. American Siege — Redbox
  10. Red Stone — Cinedigm

 

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

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  2. Clifford the Big Red Dog — Paramount
  3. Halloween Kills — Universal
  4. The Addams Family 2 — MGM
  5. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  6. Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Sony Pictures
  7. Sing 2 — Universal
  8. No Time to Die — MGM
  9. Antlers — Searchlight
  10. Dangerous — Lionsgate

 

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Tops December Disc Sales; ‘F9’ Takes Crown for 2021

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined U.S. DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for December 2021, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The Marvel Comics-inspired sequel to 2018’s Venom features the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who teams with an alien symbiote to take down an escaped murderer (Woody Harrelson) who is possessed by the symbiote Carnage. It arrived on disc Dec. 14 after earning $212.6 million at the domestic box office.

The month’s No. 2 title was MGM’s No Time to Die, the latest James Bond actioner distributed on DVD and Blu-ray by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The fifth and final film to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007 arrived on disc Dec. 21 and topped the weekly sales charts its first three weeks. It sold about 74% as many copies during the month as the Venom sequel, after earning $160.8 million at U.S. theaters.

December’s No. 3 seller was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure arrived on disc Nov. 30 and sold about half as many copies as Carnage.

The next three titles on the chart, and six of the top 10, were catalog titles with a Christmas theme. Universal Pictures’ 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey was No. 4, followed at No. 5 by the 2018 animated The Grinch with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the title Dr. Seuss character.

The other Christmas classics in the top 10 were from Warner — the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy Elf at No. 6, 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at No. 8, 2004’s The Polar Express at No. 9, and the 1965 animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas at No. 10.

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The final disc sales chart for 2021 as a whole ended up with Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga in the top spot. The latest “Fast & Furious” franchise installment was released on DVD and Blu-ray in September, but strong pre-holiday sales in November pushed it to No. 1 for that month and into the top spot for the year.

In fact, the titles that held the top six positions for the year at the end of November maintained those spots by the end of the year. Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984, a late-March disc release, was the year’s No. 2 title, selling about 88% as many copies as F9.

Universal’s DreamWorks Animations sequel The Croods: A New Age, which had been topping the year-to-date chart from February through October, ended up at No. 3 for the year, selling 83% as many copies as the top title.

Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong finished the year at No. 4, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Widow held onto No. 5, and Disney’s animated Raya and the Last Dragon was No. 6.

Despite being for sale just a few weeks, both Venom: Let There Be Carnage and No Time to Die had enough juice to climb into the year-end top 10, at No. 7 and No. 8 respectively.

Likewise, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ video game action-comedy Free Guy, which was released in October, cracked the year’s top 10 at No. 9, while Warner’s perennially popular eight-film “Harry Potter” boxed set inched up to No. 10 just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film in the franchise.

Dropping out of the year’s top 10 at the finish line were Warner’s 1996 basketball comedy Space Jam, Warner’s Mortal Kombat remake, Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter, and Warner’s Beetlejuice.

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According to NPD, the December 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)
  2. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)
  3. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney/Marvel)
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Universal)
  5. The Grinch (Universal)
  6. Elf (Warner)
  7. Jungle Cruise (Disney)
  8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  9. The Polar Express (Warner)
  10. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Warner)

 

2021 Top 10:

  1. F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  4. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  5. Black Widow (Disney)
  6. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  7. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)
  8. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)
  9. Free Guy (Disney/20th Century)
  10. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)

 

‘F9’ Tops November Disc Sales, Moves to No. 1 for the Year

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Netflix Eyeing Sony Pictures Streaming Gold Rush in 2022

Netflix is eyeing a streaming heyday later this year when it assumes exclusive distribution rights to Sony Pictures’ box office releases. The pay-one distribution deal does not apply to recent Sony hits Spider-Man: No Way Home, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

With no proprietary streaming distribution, Sony last year inked exclusive pacts with Netflix, and separately Disney+, for distribution of its theatrical titles, beginning in 2022. It was a shrewd move by Netflix considering Sony, at the time, had shelved all major theatrical releases due to the pandemic.

The agreement, which replaced an output arrangement with Lionsgate-owned Starz dating back to 2005, provides Netflix with an 18-month exclusive window for all Sony movies. Thereafter, Disney+ will have access to the movies.

“Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement,” Scott Stuber, head of global films at Netflix, said at the time. “This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new I.P. to Netflix in the U.S., but it also establishes a new source of first-run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”

The streaming pact includes expected 2022 theatrical follow-ups for the “Jumanji” and “Bad Boys” franchises. Netflix will also license rights to select titles from SPE’s movie library.

James Bond No Match for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ in the U.K.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage took the No. 1 spot on the U.K.’s weekly Official Film Chart through Jan. 12 following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

The Marvel-inspired sequel starring Tom Hardy supplanted the previous week’s chart-topper, MGM/Universal Pictures’ No Time to Die, and also saw a second placing at No. 5, as part of a collection containing the original 2018 Venom.

Separately, Encanto — Disney’s new animated musical hit — rose one spot to reach a new peak at No. 3, while Sony’s 2004 Spider-Man 2 (starring Tobey Maguire) swooped up nine spots to No. 4, its first entrance into the Top 10.

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Warner Bros. Pictures/DC’s The Suicide Squad fell three spots to No. 6, while Spider-Man: Far From Home (starring Tom Holland) rose one spot to No. 7, and Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paw Patrol: The Movie landed at the No. 8 spot.

Debuting at No. 9 was Universal’s Halloween Kills, the 12th installment in the cult series, and a direct sequel to 2018’s Halloween. Unstoppable killer Michael Myers escapes once again to continue his murderous spree, but Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) inspires local residents to take matters into their own hands to hunt down the killer and end his reign of terror — once and for all.

Finally, The Last Duel, co-starring Matt Damon and Adam Driver, dropped four spots to round off the countdown at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 12, 2022

Rank Previous Week Movie Distributor
1 2 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE SONY PICTURES
2 1 NO TIME TO DIE UNIVERSAL/MGM
3 4 ENCANTO DISNEY
4 13 SPIDER-MAN 2 SONY PICTURES
5 23 VENOM 2-MOVIE COLLECTION SONY PICTURES
6 3 THE SUICIDE SQUAD WARNER
7 8 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SONY PICTURES
8 5 PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE PARAMOUNT
9 NEW HALLOWEEN KILLS UNIVERSAL
10 6 THE LAST DUEL 20TH CENTURY

© Official Charts Company 2022

‘No Time to Die,’ ‘Venom’ Lead Redbox Charts

MGM’s No Time to Die debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart the week ended Dec. 26, and climbed to No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart as well.

The latest James Bond actioner, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, is the fifth and final film to feature Daniel Craig as Agent 007 and earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage, slipped to No. 2 on the disc rental chart, but maintained the top spot on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel landed at No. 3 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, and slid a spot to No. 6 on the digital chart. The drama from Ridley Scott tells the story of the last sanctioned duel in France in the 14th century. It was released on disc Dec. 14 but didn’t make its way to Redbox kiosks until a week later.

Down a spot from the previous week, to No. 4, was Warner’s Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as an aging former rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder in 1979 who takes a job from an ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. 

No. 5 on the Redbox disc rental chart was Lionsgate’s Dangerous, a thriller with Scott Eastwood as an ex-con who violates his parole to investigate how his brother died. The cast also includes Mel Gibson, Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand and Tyrese Gibson.

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The Redbox On Demand chart saw Universal’s 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas slide to No. 3, and the same studio’s 2018 animated The Grinch was No. 4, each down a spot from the previous week.

Another movie getting a boost just before Christmas was Warner’s Elf, up three spots to No. 5 on the digital chart.

New to the digital chart, at No. 10, was True to the Game 3, a thriller from Premiere Digital Services that continues the crime trilogy.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Dec. 26:

  1. No Time to Die — Universal/MGM
  2. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  3. The Last Duel — 20th Century
  4. Cry Macho — Warner
  5. Dangerous — Lionsgate
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney/Marvel
  7. Fortress — Lionsgate
  8. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  9. Jungle Cruise — Disney
  10. Copshop — Universal

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Dec. 26:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  2. No Time to Die — MGM
  3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) — Universal
  4. The Grinch — Universal
  5. Elf — Warner
  6. The Last Duel — Disney/20th Century
  7. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  9. Copshop — Universal
  10. True to the Game 3 — Premiere

 

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Tops Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage debuted at No. 1 on both the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended Dec. 19.

The film, based on the character from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics, an alien symbiote who possesses a photographer named Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), earned $212.5 million at the domestic box office and arrived on DVD and Blu-ray just before the theatrical release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The sequel to 2018’s Venom finds Eddie and Venom battling a death row killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes possessed by a symbiote named Carnage.

No. 2 on the Redbox disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was Lionsgate’s Dangerous, a thriller with Scott Eastwood as an ex-con who violates his parole to investigate how his brother died. The cast also includes Mel Gibson, Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand and Tyrese Gibson.

Down a spot from the previous week, to No. 3, was Warner’s Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as an aging former rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder in 1979 who takes a job from an ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. 

The previous week’s top rental, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, dropped to No. 4.

Universal Pictures’ actioner Copshop dropped to No. 5 on the disc rental chart and was No. 7 on the Redbox On Demand chart after topping the digital chart the previous week.

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The Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions, saw Universal’s 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas rise a spot to No. 2, and the same studio’s 2018 animated The Grinch climb to No. 3.

The No. 4 digital title was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, getting a boost from its aforementioned sequel’s theatrical release.

Rounding out the top five Redbox On Demand titles was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel, a drama from Ridley Scott about the last sanctioned duel in France in the 14th century.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Dec. 19:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  2. Dangerous — Lionsgate
  3. Cry Macho — Warner
  4. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — Disney/Marvel
  5. Copshop — Universal
  6. Jungle Cruise — Disney
  7. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  8. Ron’s Gone Wrong — Disney/20th Century
  9. The Last Son — Redbox
  10. Candyman (2021) — Universal

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Dec. 19:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Sony Pictures
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) — Universal
  3. The Grinch — Universal
  4. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  5. The Last Duel — Disney/20th Century
  6. Free Guy — Disney/20th Century
  7. Copshop — Universal
  8. Elf — Warner
  9. The Addams Family 2 — MGM
  10. Old — Universal

 

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Merchandising: ‘Venom’ Sequel Exclusives Hit Retail

Exclusive DVD and Blu-ray editions for Sony Pictures’ new Venom: Let There Be Carnage arrived at each of the big three retailers Dec. 14.

Best Buy as usual offered a Steelbook edition of the Venom: Let There Be Carnage 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack for $34.99.

Walmart offered a double-feature DVD of both “Venom” movies for $24.96.

Target’s exclusive was a “Fan Art” edition of the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with collectible cards for $34.99.

Separately, Target had a sale offering 30% off select movie, TV and film collections.

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‘Venom’ Sequel, ‘Last Duel,’ ‘Mitchells’ New to Disc Dec. 14; ‘Halloween Kills’ Arrives for Digital Purchase

Titles new to Blu-ray Disc and DVD Dec. 14 include Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The Last Duel and The Mitchells vs. the Machines, while Halloween Kills becomes available for digital purchase.

The Marvel Comics superhero film Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tom Hardy returns as the lethal protector Venom. In search of his next big story, journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy) lands an exclusive interview with convicted murderer and death row inmate Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who discovers Eddie’s secret and becomes the host for Carnage, a menacing and terrifying symbiote. Eddie and Venom must get past their contentious relationship to defeat him. Read a review here.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ historical epic The Last Duel Dec. 14 arrives on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The Last Duel unravels the true story about France’s last sanctioned duel, when King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire, Jacques Le Gris, by challenging him to a duel, which took place in 1386. De Carrouges’ wife had accused Le Gris of rape.

The animated film The Mitchells vs. the Machines arrives digitally and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Dec. 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, an old-school father and his plugged-in, filmmaker daughter struggle to relate as their family embarks on a road trip to her new college. Their drive is interrupted by a machine apocalypse that threatens to tear these unlikely heroes apart unless they can find a way to join forces and save humanity.

The crime thriller The Card Counter arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 14 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Paul Schrader, the film follows an ex-military interrogator turned gambler who is haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Tye Sheridan. 

The animated film Mosley becomes available on DVD Dec. 14 from Saban Films and Paramount Home Entertainment. Featuring the voices of Lucy Lawless, Rhys Darby, Temuera Morrison and John Rhys-Davies, the family adventure follows a species of creatures known as “thoriphants” who rebel against their life of servitude and embark on a treacherous journey to find the fabled city of Upright. Discovering he belongs to a heroic tribe of two-legged giants, Mosley is determined to prove he is more than just a farm animal.

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, releases South of Heaven on Dec. 14 on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Directed by Aharon Keshales, the film centers around convicted felon Jimmy (Jason Sudeikis), who gets early parole after serving 12 years in prison for armed robbery. Upon his release he vows to give his girlfriend Annie (Evangeline Lilly), who is dying of cancer, the best last year of her life. But things are never that simple, and when he is given a “side job” from his parole officer (Shea Whigham), it sets off a series of events that leaves Jimmy in the crosshairs of a local crime boss (Mike Colter). 

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Halloween Kills arrives through digital retailers on Dec. 14 from Universal Pictures. In the film, a sequel to 2018’s Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and the entire town of Haddonfield band together to take down the infamous killer Michael Myers. Michael has freed himself from Laurie Strode’s (Curtis) trap to resume his ritual bloodbath. As Laurie fights for her life from injuries from her last encounter with Michael, she inspires her daughter Karen (Greer), granddaughter Allyson (Matichak), and all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The vigilante mob then sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. The Universal Pictures Home Entertainment release of Halloween Kills features the original theatrical release, an extended cut with an alternate ending, and exclusive bonus content that includes extended and deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at creating the film, a gag reel and several short documentaries. It arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc and DVD Jan. 11, 2022.

The family film Clifford the Big Red Dog becomes available to purchase on digital Dec. 14 from Paramount Home Entertainment. In the film based on the book series, when Emily discovers her little red puppy named Clifford has grown 10 feet overnight, she turns to her eccentric Uncle Casey for help. But when a mad scientist tries to capture the larger-than-life pup, it takes the entire neighborhood to hide Clifford as they race across the city. It becomes on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 1. 

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