Hollywood Mourns Death of Beloved Publicist Ronnee Sass

Veteran Hollywood publicist Ronnee Sass, who left her mark on home entertainment through lavish release campaigns for classic Warner Bros. movies such as Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz — and an engaging, ebullient personality that made her a favorite among talent and journalists alike — died March 20 at the age of 72 after a battle with leukemia.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Evan Diner, a brother and two nieces.

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Acclaimed director Richard Donner (The Omen, Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon) said of Ms. Sass, “In all my years at Warner’s, many of the brightest days were dealing with Ronnee Sass, because she cared for the people as much as the project. And she cared for both a tremendous amount.”

Ms. Sass began her home entertainment career at what was then Warner Home Video in 1995, after working in film distribution and co-founding an independent PR and advertising agency in Baltimore — Wolff, Freed and Greenberg.

Ronnee Sass

For most of her Warner Bros. career, Ms. Sass’ focus was on publicizing the studio’s rich library. Over the next 20 years Ms. Sass was instrumental in big anniversary campaigns for such storied classics as Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, Singin’ in the Rain, Casablanca, Blade Runner and The Wizard of Oz. She even brought the surviving Munchkins to Beverly Hills for a gala DVD release party for the latter film’s 65th anniversary in 2004 — and to New York five years later for the movie’s 70th anniversary release, a campaign that included a nationwide balloon tour. In January 2006 Sass was promoted from executive director of publicity and promotion to the newly created position of VP of publicity and promotion for theatrical catalog, under Jeff Baker.

“She was the best, most passionate, most beloved publicist in the history of home entertainment, up there with my friend Fritz Friedman from Sony,” Baker recalls. “You lived to see and experience her persona — what a woman! While many of our projects and events were worth covering, Ronnee took them to new heights and the press was never disappointed as she always delivered.”

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Other former colleagues of Ms. Sass agree.

“Ronnee was a consummate professional, working across the industry to bring the Warner Bros. library to fans everywhere,” said Jim Wuthrich, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “But more importantly, she was a ray of sunshine, always smiling, lighting up any room she entered. She will be missed.”

“Ronnee had multiple talents that included the professional characteristics of an excellent journalist, and a unique forte in relating to people of all walks of life, from the most important celebrity to the average person,” said former Warner Home Video president Warren Lieberfarb, the father of DVD. “She will be missed, but always remembered.”

Ron Sanders, a longtime Warner Bros. executive who most recently served the studio as president of worldwide theatrical distribution while remaining president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, said, “Ronnee was that rarest of breeds who was so effortlessly good at solving the communications crisis of the moment, while being a genuinely wonderful human being. She always had a smile or a laugh and made all of us enjoy life more.”

Ronnee Lynn Sass was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 26, 1948. She graduated from Pikesville High School in Baltimore and went on to attend the University of Maryland, College Park. In the early 1980s she worked in film distribution for studio field agencies in Baltimore.

“I first met her in 1982,” said publicist Carl Samrock, who worked for Warner Bros. from 1982 to 1997. “I remember her incredible personality, her ability to relate to people — she just had this way about her, and when I had my own agency between 1997 and 2017, she was our first client. It was just amazing the way she dealt with people like Clint Eastwood, Dick Donner and Billy Friedkin.

“I still remember an event with Warren Beatty — we took a picture of Ronnee with Warren and hung it up on our wall with the caption, Ronnee and Clyde.”

After she left her Baltimore agency and joined Warner Bros., Ms. Sass initially handled aspects of the studio’s theatrical Oscar campaigns. Each year, publicity team members throughout the department would be assigned to staff the broadcast/event, and the Warner costume department would lend out dresses for the women and suits, if needed, for the men.

Ms. Sass left Warner Bros. in 2014.

As word of her death spread, tributes flowed in to her Facebook page, many from the home entertainment community.

Amy Jo Smith, president and CEO of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, wrote, “Ronnee’s smile could light up any room. Such a wonderful and lovely person. She will be missed by all but never forgotten.”

Smith was at Warner Bros. in 1997 when DVD was launched and the DEG was founded as the DVD Entertainment Group.

Producer-director Chris Roe, who has produced documentaries on “Creepshow” and The Night of the Living Dead and currently represents legendary actor Malcolm McDowell, wrote a lengthy tribute to Sass.

“Words cannot express the extreme sadness I feel at this time after learning that my good friend Ronnee Sass passed away today,” Roe wrote. “Ronnee was an extremely extraordinary human being. She was the best publicist I ever worked with. We became very close friends during A Clockwork Orange’s 40th anniversary activities for Warner Bros. 10 years ago.

“Ronnee was a force of nature. … In a business where so many go out of their way to brag about how good they are, Ronnee simply showed her brilliance through her thoughtfulness, creativity and work. She had a fierce work ethic. She would work around the clock to get things perfect. … She was a shining example of excellence in her profession.”

Karen Penhale, a longtime associate of Samrock, wrote that Ms. Sass “was a stellar publicist for Warner Bros. who led us through countless amazing and successful publicity campaigns for all of the studio’s great classics. We worked hard, traveled together, laughed, cried, got yelled at by some talent and applauded by others and became dear friends in the process. Having worked with many of the best film directors in Hollywood, we were looking forward to lots of lunches in the future to remember all our great adventures together. I will miss her as will so many, many others as her friends and family now do. RIP dear friend, RIP.”

Ms. Sass was an avid gardener, creating elaborate flower arrangements and centerpieces whenever she could.

In addition to Mr. Diner, Ms. Sass is survived by her brother, Steven, of Baltimore, and nieces Lauren Sass Jacobson of Baltimore and Felicia Greenfield of New York City.

A private family service will be held, followed by a celebration of Ms. Sass’s life, to be scheduled at a later, safer date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Warner’s ‘Tenet’ Atop first Official U.K. Film Chart of 2021

Warner Home Video’s Tenet held on to the No. 1 spot on home entertainment’s first Official Film Chart of 2021 in the U.K. The time-bending epic starring David Washington had more than double the unit sales (physical and digital) of its closest competition, Disney/Marvel’s The New Mutants at No. 2.

The New Mutants entered the chart as the highest new entry of the week on digital downloads only. A dark spin-off of the X-Men series, the superhero horror movie stars Maisie Williams and Anna Taylor-Joy.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Warner) dropped to No. 3, as festive classic Love Actually (Universal) held on for another week at No. 4. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Far From Home re-entered the chart for the first time since October at No. 5. Bad Boys For Life (Sony) also returned to the Top 10, at No. 6, while Little Women (Sony) climbed to No. 7.

Last Christmas (Universal) dropped two places to No. 8, as Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) rose to No. 9, and Warner’s Birds of Prey finished at No. 10.

The Official Film Chart Top 10 – Jan. 6, 2021

Rank Previous Week Title Studio
1 1 Tenet Warner
2 New The New Mutants Disney/Marvel Films
3 2 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Warner
4 4 Love Actually Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
5 Return Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
6 25 Bad Boys For Life SPHE
7 18 Little Women (2019) SPHE
8 6 Last Christmas UPHE
9 40 Jumanji: The Next Level SPHE
10 24 Birds of Paradise and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn Warner

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Warner’s ‘Tenet’ Tops U.K.’s Final 2020 Home Entertainment Chart

In a new-release-starved home entertainment market, consumers covet fresh content. Warner’s release of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi espionage thriller Tenet turned the U.K. weekly Official Film Chart on its head through Dec. 23. The title outsold the other top-five titles combined with nearly 150,000 packaged-media/digital unit sales. The title also ended the ride of Warner’s Elf (No. 5) atop the charts at three weeks.

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Warner’s The Witches entered the chart at No. 2, with the remake starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci. Jim Carey’s The Grinch (2000) remained No. 3, followed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Love Actually at No. 4.

Universal’s Last Christmas (No. 6), 20th Century’s Home Alone (No. 7), Warner’s The Polar Express (No. 8), and Jim Henson Video’s The Muppet Christmas Carol (No. 9) rounded out the Top 10, with the 2018 animated version of The Grinch moving up one spot to No. 10.

Rank Previous Week Title, Studio Peak
Position
Weeks on Chart
1 New
Tenet
Warner Home Video
1 1
2 New
Roald Dahl’s The Witches 
Warner
2 1
3 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Universal Pictures
2 18
4 4
Love Actually
Universal
4 10
5
Elf
Warner
1 21
6
Last Christmas
Universal
1 11
7
Home Alone
20th Century Home Entertainment
5 15
8
The Polar Express
Warner
6 18
9
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Jim Henson Video
8 8
10 11 
The Grinch (animated)
Universal
10 23

Disc Sales Keep ‘Scoob!’ Atop U.K. Home Entertainment Chart

Following its release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Warner’s Scoob! achieved its third week at No. 1 on the Official Film Chart’s weekly home entertainment sales report through Oct. 7. The animated title outsold all four titles among the Top 5 combined, with 72% of sales coming from packaged media.

Universal Pictures Trolls World Tour moved up a spot to finish ahead of the week’s highest new entry, animated romantic fantasy film Weathering With You, which finished No. 3. The film is set in Japan during an exceptionally rainy period, and tells the story of a young boy who runs away to Tokyo and meets a girl who appears to be able to control the weather.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Bad Boys for Life finished No. 4, while eOne’s 1917 moved up six places to No. 5. At No. 6, The Secret: Dare To Dream (Lionsgate) enters on digital downloads only. Starring Katie Holmes, the film is based on the bestselling book by Rhonda Byrne. Miranda (Holmes), a young widow and mother of three trying to make ends meet, meets a mysterious man who reignites the family’s spirit — but he holds a secret that will change everything for Miranda’s young family.

Disney’s Onward rose six spots to No. 7, A Star Is Born (Warner) moved up seven spots to No. 8, and Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog dropped two spots to No. 9. Finally, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped five places to No. 10.

Rank Last Week Title Studio
1 1 Scoob! Warner
3 2 Trolls World Tour DreamWorks Animation
New 3 Weathering With You Anime
4 4 Bad Boys for Life Sony Pictures
11 5 1917 Entertainment One
New 6 The Secret: Dare to Dream Lionsgate
13 7 Onward Disney
15 8 A Star Is Born (2018) Warner
7 9 Sonic the Hedgehog Paramount
5 10 Spider-Man: Far From Home Sony Pictures

Warner’s ‘Joker’ Most-Rented Digital Movie in the U.K.

The Official Film Chart in the United Kingdom has launched a monthly digital rental chart and data service for the British video sector. The new service claims to be the first video-on-demand (VOD) chart service in the world, based on data from digital retailers such as Amazon, Apple TV, Rakuten, Sky Store and Talk Talk TV, with the service supported by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) in tandem with U.K. video trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE).

The launch of the inaugural chart follows a period of accelerated growth in rental activity during the COVID-19 lockdown, with data for the first half of 2020 showing an average of 600,000 rentals per week before lockdown, rising to more than 1 million rentals weekly after lockdown was implemented. During the two weeks leading up to lockdown, pandemic-themed thriller Contagion (2011) was the most rented title in the U.K.

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More than 21 million rental transactions were made in the first six months of 2020. Joker, starring Oscar-winning Joaquin Phoenix, was the most popular title with more than 600,000 rental transactions through June 30, leading its closest competition Jumanji: The Next Level by 150,000 rentals. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out was third at the half-year mark.

The monthly Official Film Rental Chart will be published in the middle of each month, beginning in October.

Rank Title Studio
1 Joker Warner
2 Jumanji: The Next Level Sony Pictures
3 Knives Out Lionsgate
4 1917 Entertainment One
5 Frozen II Disney
6 Contagion Warner
7 Angel Has Fallen Lionsgate
8 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony Pictures
9 Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari) 20th Century
10 Gemini Man Paramount

Ron Sanders Exits WarnerMedia, After Storied Career, in Management Reorganization

Veteran Warner Bros. Home Entertainment executive Ron Sanders is among a group of key executives who are leaving the company in the wake of a management restructuring implemented by new WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar.

Sanders, president of Warner Bros. worldwide theatrical distribution, and president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, has been an integral part of the studio’s retail management for nearly 30 years.

Sanders joins Jeffrey Schlesinger and Kim Williams as the latest high-profile executives among a reported 600 employees let go following the Aug. 7 departure of Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly.

The latest cuts were first reported by The Wrap.

Sanders was named president of worldwide distribution for the entire motion picture group in January 2018, retaining his responsibilities as home entertainment chief. In that role, which he assumed in 2013, he oversaw the global distribution of home entertainment products from Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. He was also responsible for the studio’s video game publishing business, and helped build WBHE into the industry’s largest digital distributor of films and TV shows through VOD and EST.

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“Ron is an exemplary executive and Warner Bros. was lucky to have him as one of their senior leaders for so long,” said Amy Jo Smith, president and CEO of DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, where Sanders had held several key leadership roles, including chair. “Ron played a key role in guiding and growing DEG and we will also be grateful for his involvement, his support and his scruples. He’s such a good guy.”

Sanders joined what was then Warner Home Video in 1991 and learned the business from some of the most talented executives of the day, led by then-division president Warren Lieberfarb.

“I hired Ron from Procter & Gamble, where he was a regional sales manager, and nurtured his growth,” said Warren Lieberfarb, hailed as the “father” of DVD. “I promoted him over the years, and he was eminently qualified. I am sure the future will offer him many more opportunities.”

According to a column by Media Play News publisher and editorial director Thomas K. Arnold, “The 1990s were a remarkable time in home entertainment: We saw the rise of sellthrough, the development of direct sales and, of course, the launch of DVD, birthed at Warner by Lieberfarb and his team. … Anyone who knows Ron Sanders, who has worked alongside him, knows how incredibly hard it is to dislike him. When he says something, he means it. When he makes a promise, he follows through. He looks you in the eyes when he speaks to you; he is passionate about the industry, about Warner Bros., about business, about life.”

Sanders ran Warner’s rental business during the tumultuous mid-1990s period of consolidation and copy-depth incentives. He moved into consumer sales just as DVD was taking off and in July 1998 was sent to London as managing director of the United Kingdom and Ireland divisions. A year and a half later, he was promoted to head of the entire EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, overseeing Warner’s home video operations in 28 territories.

He returned to the United States in 2002 and was appointed president of Warner Home Video in October 2005. In May 2013 he was named president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution, with oversight of the global distribution of home entertainment products from Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE).

“Throughout this well-deserved rise, Sanders has remained remarkably grounded,” Arnold wrote in his column. “He and I used to swap stories about chauffeuring our kids to soccer games. … Mindful of his experience living with his family in London, Sanders endowed a study abroad program at his alma mater, Auburn University, where he also served on the Harbert College of Business Advisory Council.”

Disc Puts ‘Birds of Prey’ Atop U.K. Film Chart

With scant new releases due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Warner Home Video’s Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn re-entered the U.K.’s Official Film Chart in the No. 1 position for the first time for the week ended June 24 following its release on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray and DVD.

Originally peaking at No. 3 from its digital release in April, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and chronicles the character’s adventures after splitting up with the Joker. Quinn teams up with superheroes Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and tough cop Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save a young girl being targeted by nefarious crime lord Roman Sionis/The Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

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Universal Pictures’ Dolittle moved up to the No. 2 spot, ahead of eOne’s 1917. The Personal History of David Copperfield (Lionsgate U.K.) jumped 20 spots to No. 4. Set in the 1840s, this modernistic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical classic was written and directed by Armando Ianucci and stars Dev Patel as the eponymous character.

The previous week’s No. 1 release, Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount Pictures) fell to fifth, ahead of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s perennial Top 10 placer Bad Boys for Life. Animated feature Onward (Disney) dropped to seventh, just ahead of Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which returned to the Top 10 in eighth position.

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Disc also helped Disney/Fox’s The Call of the Wild re-enter the chart in ninth, while Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level remained in the Top 10 for the 12th straight week.

‘It: Chapter Two,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debut Atop Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s It: Chapter Two debuted at No. 1 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Dec. 14.

The second part of the adaptation of the popular Stephen King Novel focuses on the adult versions of the characters shown fighting the fear monster in 2017’s It: Chapter One. The film earned $211.6 million at the domestic box office.

A collection of both films was No. 18 on the overall sales chart and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a close No. 2 on both charts, selling 74% as many total copies as the horror sequel, and 86% as many Blu-rays. The latest film from Quentin Tarantino, which re-creates Hollywood in 1969, earned $141 million from U.S. theaters.

The previous week’s top seller, HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

The No. 4 overall seller and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s Toy Story 4.

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was no. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

A third newcomer, Universal’s Hustlers, was No. 7 on both charts. The film, based on the true story of a team of strippers who conspire to rip off their Wall Street clients, earned $105 million at the domestic box office.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 63% of total It: Chapter Two sales compared with 72% for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 52% for Hustlers. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format accounted for 15% of It: Chapter Two‘s total, 21% for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 7% for Hustlers.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 15, It: Chapter Two was No. 1, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was No. 2, and Hustlers was No. 3.

The previous week’s top rental, Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, was No. 4, while Fox’s Ready or Not was No. 5.

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TCM to Celebrate Doris Day With 24-Hour Movie Marathon

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of actress, singer and animal activist Doris Day with a 24-hour, 13-film tribute June 9.

Day, who passed away May 13 at the age of 97, started her career as a singer. Her first hit was 1945’s “Sentimental Journey,” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2008, the Recording Academy honored her with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her “outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”

She went on to become one of the biggest film stars of the 1950’s and 60’s, starring in 39 movies and earning an Academy Award nomination for Pillow Talk (1959) with Rock Hudson. Day had a lifelong love of pets and founded the Doris Day Animal Foundation in 1978.

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Day’s movies are also available DVD, including “TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Doris Day,” and “Doris Day: The Essential Collection,” both from Warner Home Video. And “The Doris Day Show: The Complete Series,” from MPI Video.

TCM Remembers Doris Day schedule – June 9

6:00 a.m. Romance on the High Seas (1948)- A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.

8:00 a.m. My Dream is Yours (1949) – A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.

10:00 a.m. Tea for Two (1950) – An heiress has to say no to every question for 24 hours if she wants to star on Broadway.

11:45 a.m. On Moonlight Bay (1951)– A small-town tomboy falls for the boy-next-door in the years before World War I.

1:30 p.m. Carson on TCM: Doris Day (1976)– Doris Day joined Johnny to discuss why she decided to set the record straight about her life and write her autobiography. She shot down her screen image as a virgin (which she found boring), revealed why she never wanted to be an actress, and why she thought that couples should live together before marriage.

1:45 p.m. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)– True story of torch singer Ruth Etting’s struggle to escape the gangster who made her a star.

4:00 p.m. Calamity Jane (1953)– The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.

6:00 p.m. Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960) – A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.

8:00 p.m. Pillow Talk (1959) – A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.

10:00 p.m. Lover Come Back (1961) – An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor.

12:00 a.m. Move Over Darling (1963) – Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.

2:00 a.m. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) – A woman writing a scientist’s biography is mistaken for a spy.

4:00 a.m. Julie (1956)– A stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.

Director John Singleton Movies Live On at Retail

Pioneering director John Singleton, who died April 29 at age 51 after suffering a stroke last week, was the first African American (and youngest) nominated for an Academy Award for 1991 seminal hit, Boyz in the Hood.

Filmed in South Central Los Angeles where Singleton grew up, the teen hood drama starred Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King and Angela Bassett.

The movie, which was the acting debut for Ice Cube and Chestnut, was selected for preservation by the U.S. Library of Congress in the National Film Registry.

Singleton’s theatrical movies — spearheaded by 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003 (Universal Pictures) — generated nearly $780 million in global ticket sales when adjusted for inflation.

2 Furious, sequel to original The Fast and the Furious (2001) was Singleton’s top-grossing international release — in addition to home entertainment seller.

The Universal Pictures Home Entertainment title featuring the late Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson, sold about $6 million combined DVD/Blu-ray Disc units, according to The-Numbers.com.

Other home video releases include Four Brothers, Baby Boy, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Abduction and Shaft.

Four Brothers, starring Mark Wahlberg, Gibson, Andre Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund, was released on disc by Warner Home Video in 2005.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2012 released “The John Singleton 4-Movie Collection” combo pack on DVD featuring Higher Learning, Baby Boy, Boyz n the Hood and Poetic Justice.

Paramount Home Media Distribution released Singleton’s Shaft reboot, starring Samuel L. Jackson, in 2000 on DVD and later on Blu-ray Disc.

Paramount included the title in a 3-Pack titled “Samuel L. Jackson Ultimate Collection,” also featuring Coach Carter and Rules of Engagement.

Lionsgate released Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins, on disc in 2012.

 John Singleton — Hollywood’s Best Film Directors from documentarian David Freydt is available on Amazon Prime Video.