‘WW84’ Tops Disc Sales for Third Week; ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Debuts at No. 2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 spent a third week atop the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray chart the week ended April 17.

Debuting at No. 2 was Screen Media’s Willy Wonderland, which in its first week sold about one-third as many copies as the superhero sequel. The comedic horror film stars Nicolas Cage as a stranded motorist who finds himself fighting for survival against the homicidal animatronic inhabitants of an abandoned family fun center.

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Dropping a spot on both charts was Disney’s Soul at No. 3, and Universal Pictures’ News of the World at No. 4.

The No. 5 disc seller was Lionsgate’s Shadow in the Cloud, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter, which was No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 18, Wonder Woman 1984 was the top rental and News of the World was No. 2 for the third-consecutive week.

Willy’s Wonderland debuted at No. 3, pushing Universal’s The Croods: A New Age to No. 4.

No. 5 was another new release, Lionsgate’s The Penthouse, a thriller about a man seeking revenge against a couple for interfering in his relationship.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart for Sixth Week

Wonder Woman 1984 made it to a triumphant sixth week at No 1 on the U.K.’s Official Home Entertainment Chart through April 21, as the sequel continues to dominate with 84% of its sales made up of DVD and Blu-ray Disc copies.

Disney and Pixar’s Soul floated back up to its No. 2, while Warner Bros.’ Joker rebounded to No. 3 — pushing Godzilla: King of the Monsters down two spots to No. 4.

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Universal Pictures’ psychological thriller The Invisible Man snuck up six spots to No. 5, marking its 24th non-consecutive week on the chart. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped to No. 6, Harry Potter: The Complete Collection fell to No. 7, and Godzilla (2014) soared 21 spots to No. 8 as fans revisited the franchise following the release of sequel Godzilla vs. Kong.

The week’s highest new entry, Universal’s crime-drama Let Him Go, starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, landed at No. 9. Based upon a novel of the same name by Larry Watson, a retired sheriff and his wife — grieving the death of their son — set off to rescue their grandson from his dangerous new family.

Finally, Warner’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S.) rounded off the Top 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – April 21, 2021

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 1 Wonder Woman 1984 Warner
2 3 Soul Disney/Pixar
3 4 Joker Warner
4 2 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Warner
5 11 The Invisible Man Universal
6 5 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures
7 6 Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Warner
8 29 Godzilla (2014) Warner
9 New Let Him Go Universal
10 6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Warner

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ No. 1 on Redbox Charts for Third Week

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 continues to fly at Redbox. The superhero sequel spent a third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended April 18.

Universal Pictures’ News of the World remained No. 2 on the disc rental charts but dropped to No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

No. 3 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks, was Screen Media’s Willy’s Wonderland, making its debut on disc. The comedic horror film stars Nicolas Cage who must escape an abandoned family fun center where the animatronic characters have come to life. It also rose two spots to No. 3 on the On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

The No. 2 On Demand title was Universal’s Nobody, an action thriller that stars Bob Odenkirk as a man who tracks down the thieves who broke into his house. The film was released in theaters March 26 on through digital channels April 16.

Universal’s The Croods: A New Age slid a spot on each chart to No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

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Other newcomers on the chart include Lionsgate’s The Penthouse at No. 5. The thriller focuses on a couple who live in a condo by a marina and intervene in the fight between a man and his girlfriend on a docked boat, but soon find themselves tormented by the man after his girlfriend vanishes.

The No. 7 disc rental is Phobias, a horror film from Lionsgate and Vertical Entertainment. The story involves five dangerous patients, who suffer from extreme phobias at a government testing facility, being put to the ultimate test under the supervision of a crazed doctor and his quest to weaponize fear.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 18:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. Willy’s Wonderland — Screen Media
  4. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  5. The Penthouse — Lionsgate
  6. Soul — Disney/Pixar
  7. Phobias — Lionsgate/Vertical
  8. Greenland — Universal/STX
  9. Skyfire — Screen Media
  10. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 18:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. Nobody — Universal
  3. Willy’s Wonderland — Screen Media
  4. News of the World — Universal
  5. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  6. City of Lies — Lionsgate
  7. The War With Grandpa — Universal
  8. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar — Liosngate
  9. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  10. Promising Young Woman — Universal

 

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‘Little Things,’ ‘Crisis’ Top New Digital, Disc Releases April 20

In another light week for home video releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Little Things tops the list of new digital sellthrough titles April 20, while Quiver Distribution’s Crisis and Shudder’s The Mortuary Collection lead the list of titles now for sale on disc.

The crime drama The Little Things becomes available for digital purchase in advance of its Blu-ray and DVD release May 4. The film was released in theaters Jan. 29, earning $15.2 million at the domestic box office, and was simultaneously available for a month on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max SVOD service. It became available on premium VOD March 19. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on his own original screenplay, the psychological thriller stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, and involves a pair of sheriffs tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles.

Quiver’s Crisis arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 20. It was been available as a Redbox exclusive on disc since March 5. The film tells multiple stories about people dealing with how drug trafficking and drug abuse affects their lives. The cast includes Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Cudi, Luke Evans, Lily-Rose Depp, Indira Varma and Mia Kirshner.

RLJE Films April 20 presents Shudder’s The Mortuary Collection on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, VOD and digital sellthrough. Written and directed by Ryan Spindell, The Mortuary Collection stars Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer and Jacob Elordi. Set in the phantasmagorical town of Raven’s End, The Mortuary Collection focuses on a misguided young girl who takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary, where she meets an eccentric undertaker who chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales.

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The Criterion Collection April 20 releases a new collector’s edition Blu-ray and DVD of the 2003 Korean police procedural Memories of Murder, the second feature from director Bong Joon Ho, who won the 2019 Best Director Oscar for Parasite. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes. The Criterion edition includes a new 4K digital restoration, deleted scenes, two 2009 commentaries, Bong’s 1994 student film Incoherence, an essay by critic and novelist Ed Park, promotional spots, and several featurettes, including new interviews with Bong and Guillermo del Toro.

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

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Tops March Disc Sales, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ No. 2

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for March 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

It’s the second month in a row topped by the DreamWorks Animation sequel, which was released on disc Feb. 23 and spent four weeks atop the weekly disc sales charts. It also remains the top-selling disc of the year so far.

Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 was the No. 2 seller in March despite having just two days to make the chart after its release on DVD and Blu-ray March 30. Those two days of sales were apparently also enough to push the superhero sequel to the No. 2 seller for the year to date as well.

The No. 3 March seller was Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter, which was released on disc at the beginning of the month.

Disney’s Soul, the latest animated movie from Pixar, was the No. 4 seller for the month, having been released on Blu-ray and DVD March 23.

Rounding out the month’s top five was Universal’s News of the World.

A two-movie “Croods” collection moved up to No. 6 after debuting at No. 8 in February. The rest of the top 10 monthly sellers consisted of catalog titles.

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On the year-to-date chart, Monster Hunter grabbed the No. 3 spot, pushing Universal and STX Films’ Greenland to No. 4, two spots lower than its position after February.

Soul by the end of March reached the No. 5 spot for the year.

Paramount’s Love and Monsters slipped two spots on the yearly chart to No. 6, though it did climb over Warner’s Tenet, which slipped five spots to No. 8. In between them, at No. 7, is News of the World.

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

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  4. Soul (Disney)
  5. News of the World (Universal)
  6. The Croods 2-Movie Collection (Universal/DreamWorks)
  7. Neighbors 2-Movie Collection (Universal)
  8. Friday 3-Movie Collection (Warner)
  9. Rush Hour Trilogy (Warner)
  10. The House With a Clock In Its Walls (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through March 2021):

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  4. Greenland (Universal/STX)
  5. Soul (Disney)
  6. Love and Monsters (Paramount)
  7. News of the World (Universal)
  8. Tenet (Warner)
  9. Justice League (Warner)
  10. The Meg (Warner)

 

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Tops February Disc Sales, Jumps to No. 1 for 2021

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Remains Top Disc Seller for Second Week

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 remained No. 1 for a second straight week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended April 10.

In fact, the top three titles remained the same from the previous week, though the superhero sequel sold about five times as many copies as each of them.

No. 2 on both charts was Disney’s Soul, landing barely ahead of Universal Pictures’ News of the World at No. 3.

No. 4 on both charts was the week’s top newcomer, Lionsgate’s Shadow in the Cloud, which stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a World War II flight officer on a secret mission when her bomber is attacked by gremlins. The film was previously available on disc as a Redbox-exclusive rental from Vertical Entertainment. It had 43% of its first-week sales come from the Blu-ray format.

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The No. 5 overall seller, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart, was Warner’s two-pack of both “Wonder Woman” movies.

Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter was the No. 5 Blu-ray seller (No. 7 overall).

Among other new releases, Lionsgate’s Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar debuted at No. 21 on the overall disc sales chart, but with 68% of its sales coming from the Blu-ray Disc edition, it was No. 7 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 21, Wonder Woman 1984, News of the World and Universal’s The Croods: A New Age were again the top three, in that order.

No. 4 was Screen Media’s Skyfire, followed at No. 5 by Barb & Star.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Still No. 1 on Redbox Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 remained No. 1 on the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended April 11.

In fact, the charts featured many of the same top titles as the previous week. Universal Pictures’ News of the World remained No. 2 on both charts, while Universal’s The Croods: A New Age remained the No. 3 disc rental and slipped a spot to No. 4 on the On Demand chart.

The new No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions, was Lionsgate’s Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which arrived on disc April 6. The comedy stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo as aloof middle-age friends who stumble upon a zany supervillain’s plot to take revenge on a Florida resort town. It was No. 5 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The No. 4 disc rental was Screen Media’s Skyfire, about a scientist who invents a volcano early warning system and returns to home to a tropical island, where a new volcano theme park is threatened by an eruption.

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The No. 5 digital title was Screen Media’s Willy’s Wonderland, a comedic horror film starring Nicolas Cage who must escape an abandoned family fun center where the animatronic characters have come to life.

The No. 6 On Demand title was Lionsate’s City of Lies, in which a police detective and a reporter team up to look into the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur 20 years later.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended April 11:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  4. Skyfire — Screen Media
  5. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar — Liosngate
  6. The Seventh Day — Redbox
  7. Soul — Disney/Pixar
  8. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  9. Greenland — Universal/STX
  10. Promising Young Woman — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended April 11:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 — Warner
  2. News of the World — Universal
  3. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar — Liosngate
  4. The Croods: A New Age — Universal/DreamWorks
  5. Willy’s Wonderland — Screen Media
  6. City of Lies — Lionsgate
  7. Monster Hunter — Sony Pictures
  8. Promising Young Woman — Universal
  9. The Vault — Paramount
  10. Greenland — Universal/STX

 

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‘Tom & Jerry’ Coming to PVOD April 16, Digital and Disc May 18

The animated and live action comedy Tom & Jerry will be available via premium VOD rental April 16, followed by release on digital, Blu-ray and DVD May 18 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The film, which previously debuted simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service, is directed by Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Think Like a Man, Barbershop) and features Chloë Grace Moretz (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Addams Family), Michael Peña (Cesar Chavez, American Hustle, Ant-Man) and Colin Jost (How to be Single, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”).

In Tom & Jerry, the iconic mouse Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner (Moretz) to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them.

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Special features include deleted scenes, a gag reel and several featurettes.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 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 April 3.

The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot reprising the superheroine, this time coming up against a corrupt businessman in the 1980s who gains the power to grant wishes from a magical stone. The film arrived on Blu-ray and DVD formats March 30 after becoming the beta test for WarnerMedia’s bold strategy of releasing its film slate in theaters with simultaneous month-long availability on HBO Max. Premiering on Christmas, it earned $46.11 million at the domestic box office before bowing on PVOD in February.

A two-pack of both “Wonder Woman” movies bowed at No. 6 on both charts.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney’s Soul, dropped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about 20% as many copies as the new No. 1.

Universal Pictures took the next two spots, with News of the World slipping a notch to No. 3 and DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age down to No. 4.

Jumping up to No. 5 on both charts, aided by a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release, was Paramount’s The Ten Commandments, the 1956 Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses. The new edition was timed for the Easter holiday.

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Blu-ray Disc editions accounted for 62% of total Wonder Woman 1984 standalone unit sales, and 57% for the two-pack. The 4K Ultra HD version comprised 16% of WW84 standalone sales, while the 4K version of the two-pack, which was an Amazon exclusive, tallied 2% of total sales of the double feature set. The Warner Archive 3D edition comprised 2% of WW84 total sales.

For Ten Commandments, the new 4K edition comprised 50% of its total sales.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 4, WW84 also took No. 1, followed by News of the World at No. 2, The Croods: A New Age at No. 3, the Redbox-exclusive The Seventh Day at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter at No. 5.

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Final Season of ‘Fuller House’ Due on DVD June 8

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Fuller House: The Fifth and Final Season on DVD June 8.

The two-disc set will include all 18 episodes from the final season of the Netflix sitcom, a sequel to the 1987-95 comedy “Full House” in which eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own.  She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.’s kids. Additional members from the Full House original cast make guest appearances throughout the series.

In the fifth season of “Fuller House,” the Tanner childhood house is fuller than ever with DJ’s three boys, Stephanie’s new baby, and Kimmy’s feisty family, as the she-wolf pack prepares for a triple wedding and celebrates all the memories that have led them there.

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