‘42’ Joins ‘Black Panther’ on ‘Watched at Home’ Chart as Viewers Remember Chadwick Boseman

A second movie starring Chadwick Boseman, Warner’s 42, debuted in the top 10 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Sept. 5, joining the Disney-distributed Black Panther, which joined the chart the prior week.

Chadwick died of cancer at the age of 43 on Aug. 28. In 42, he portrays baseball great Jackie Robinson; in Black Panther, he plays a Marvel superhero. Coincidentally, Major League Baseball Aug. 28 celebrated Jackie Robinson day, with all players wearing No. 42, which no doubt added exposure to that particular Boseman film.

The weekly Watched at Home chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, saw 42 debut at No. 9. Black Panther, which had been No. 9 a week earlier, rose to No. 6.

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Robin’s Wish, a Vertical Entertainment documentary about the life and death of late comic actor Robin Williams, bowed at No. 16 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart.

Two films newly released to DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Lionsgate’s action thriller Rogue, with Megan Fox as a battle-hardened mercenary, and the political satire Irresistible, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, also appear on the chart for the first time.

Rogue (No. 12) finds Samantha O’Hara (Fox) leading a team of soldiers-for-hire on a daring mission to rescue hostages from their captors in rural Africa.  They wind up stranded and have to battle not only brutal rebels but also a horde of enraged lions.

Irresistible (No. 19) was written and directed by Jon Stewart and features a cast headed by Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis and Topher Grace. Carell portrays a campaign strategist who runs a Democratic mayoral candidate (Cooper) in a small right-wing town. The film, from Focus Features, was rerouted from a May 2020 theatrical release by the coronavirus pandemic and instead debuted in June on premium VOD. It became available through regular digital channels on Aug. 18.

Both Rogue and Irresistable were released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Sept. 1.

Also new to chart is Warner Bros.’ Beetlejuice (No. 18), spurred by the film’s Sept. 1 release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The top five remain unchanged from the prior week. Paramount’s popular TV drama series “Yellowstone,” long a favorite among home viewers, again took the top three spots on the chart, with RLJ Entertainment’s The Tax Collector remaining at No. 4 and Universal’s The King of Staten Island again at No. 5.

  1. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  2. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  4. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  5. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  6. Black Panther (Disney)
  7. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  8. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  9. 42 (Warner)
  10. The Silencing (2020, Lionsgate)
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  12. Rogue (Lionsgate)
  13. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  14. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (MGM)
  15. The Vanished (2020, Paramount)
  16. Robin’s Wish (Vertical Entertainment)
  17. 1917 (Universal)
  18. Beetlejuice (Warner)
  19. Irresistible (Universal)
  20. Made In Italy  (IFC Films)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Sept. 5.

‘Black Panther’ Shoots Up ‘Watched at Home’ Chart in Wake of Actor Chadwick Boseman’s Death

The unexpected death of actor Chadwick Boseman sent his hit movie Black Panther back into the top 10 of the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Aug. 29, even though his passing of cancer at age 43 came with just one day left in the tracking period.

Black Panther, distributed to home audiences through the Walt Disney Co., debuted at No. 9 on the chart.

Two other older movies also appeared on the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

The original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, from 1989, debuted at No. 14, while its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, bowed at No. 13.

Demand for the two titles was sparked by the Aug. 28 theatrical and PVOD launch of the third installment in the franchise, Bill & Ted Face the Music, with original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprising their roles as two time-traveling slackers.

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Also new to the chart: the complete “Game of Thrones” series, from Warner, at No. 17, and Tesla, the IFC Films biopic that stars Ethan Hawke as visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, at No. 18.

Paramount’s popular TV drama series “Yellowstone,” long a favorite among home viewers, took the top three spots on the chart, with Season 1 at No. 1.

RLJ Entertainment’s The Tax Collector dropped to No. 4 after three weeks in the top spot, while DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed digitally and on disc to home audiences by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, slipped to No. 6 from No. 2 — exiting the top five for the first time since it debuted on the chart in late June.

Rounding out the top five, at No. 5, was Universal’s The King of Staten Island, which soared up from No. 14 the previous week after its Aug. 25 release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

  1. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  2. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  4. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  5. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  6. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  7. The Silencing (2020, Lionsgate)
  8. The Vanished (2020, Paramount)
  9. Black Panther (Disney)
  10. Made In Italy (IFC Films)
  11. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  13. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (MGM)
  14. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (MGM)
  15. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  16. The Rental (IFC Films)
  17. Game of Thrones: S1-8 (Warner)
  18. Tesla (IFC)
  19. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  20. 1917  (Universal)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 29.

‘The Silencing’, ‘The Vanished’ Among Five New Releases on Weekly ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

Five new films appeared on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Aug. 22, led by Lionsgate’s The Silencing and Paramount’s The Vanished, both of which debuted in the top 10.

The Silencing debuted at No. 6 on the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The  U.S.-Canadian action thriller follows a reclusive hunter and police sheriff who track down a murderer they suspect kidnapped the hunter’s daughter five years earlier. The film, released through digital retailers on Aug. 14, was directed by Robin Pront from a screenplay by Micah Ranum and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Annabelle Wallis.

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The Vanished (No. 7), also released through digital retailers in mid-August ahead of an Oct. 20 DVD and Blu-ray Disc release, is about an idyllic family vacation that turns into a living nightmare for parents Paul (Thomas Jane) and Wendy (Anne Heche) when their young daughter disappears without a trace. When the local sheriff (Jason Patric) fails to chase down any new leads, the frantic parents have no choice but to take matters into their own hands.

Also new to the “Watched at Home” chart are RLJ Entertainment’s Spree (No. 15), a horror satire that follows a social media-obsessed, ride-hail driver played by Joe Keery, and Sony Pictures’ Sputnik (No. 18), a Russian science-fiction horror film that stars Oksana Akinshina as a young doctor who is recruited by the military to assess a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and returned to Earth with a dangerous organism living inside him.

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Warner’s Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, a direct-to-video animated superhero film version of the CW Seed series of the same name, debuted at No. 20 after its Aug. 18 disc release date. The film was released through digital retailers two weeks earlier.

The top five on the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended Aug. 22 remains unchanged from the prior week, with RLJ’s The Tax Collector at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. The film, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord, was released through digital retailers on Aug. 7.

Rounding out the top five are DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed to home audiences by Universal Pictures, and three seasons of Paramount’s “Yellowstone,” with Kevin Costner.

  1. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  6. The Silencing (2020, Lionsgate)
  7. The Vanished (2020, Paramount)
  8. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  9. Made In Italy (IFC Films)
  10. You Should Have Left (Universal)
  11. The Rental (IFC Films)
  12. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  13. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  14. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  15. Spree (2020, RLJ Entertainment)
  16. Scoob! (Warner Bros.)
  17. The High Note (Universal)
  18. Sputnik (Sony Pictures)
  19. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  20. Deathstroke Knights & Dragons (Warner)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 22.

Indie Films, Older Movies Score on Weekly ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

The lack of fresh theatrical product continues to lead home viewers toward older films as well as niche product from independent suppliers.

The crime drama The Tax Collector, from RLJ Entertainment, remained No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Aug. 15. The film, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord, was released through digital retailers on Aug. 7.

New to the chart were two more independent films, Homefront and Made In Italy, which debuted, respectively at No. 6 and No. 7 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

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Homefront, from Open Road Films, is a 2013 action thriller that stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. The film earned $51.7 million during its theatrical run.

Made In Italy is a new comedy-drama written and directed by James D’Arcy. Starring Liam Neeson and his son, Micheál Richardson, as well as Valeria Bilello and Lindsay Duncan, the film follows an artist who must restore a villa with his estranged son after his wife dies in a terrible car crash. Made in Italy was released Aug. 7 through in select theaters and on VOD.

Also new to the weekly chart is Universal Pictures’ The King of Staten Island, a Judd Apatow-helmed comedy rerouted from theaters to an early digital release, at a premium price, in June. The film debuted at No. 11 on the “Watched at Home” chart after its release the prior week through digital retailers.

Jurassic World entered the chart at No. 19, a week after its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, debuted at No. 18 amid publicity around the next installment in the dinosaur franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, slated to bow in theaters next summer. Fallen Kingdom moved up two spots to finish the week at No. 16.

Rounding out the top five the week ended Aug. 15 were DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour at No. 2 and the three seasons of “Yellowstone,” from Paramount, at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5.

  1. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  6. Homefront (2013, Open Road Films)
  7. Made In Italy (IFC Films)
  8. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  9. The Rental (IFC Films)
  10. You Should Have Left (Universal)
  11. The King of Staten Island (Universal)
  12. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  14. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  15. Scoob! (Warner Bros.)
  16. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  17. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  18. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  19. Jurassic World (Universal)
  20. 1917 (Universal)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 15.

‘Tax Collector’ Bumps ‘Trolls’ From Top of ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

The crime drama The Tax Collector, from RLJ Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended Aug. 8, knocking DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour from the top spot it had occupied for the past five weeks.

The Tax Collector was released through digital retailers Aug. 7. Directed by David Ayer, the film stars Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as “tax collectors” working for a Los Angeles crime lord who find their safety threatened by a rival of their boss.

Trolls, distributed to home audiences by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, slipped to No. 2 on the weekly “Watched at Home” chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Season one of Paramount’s popular TV show “Yellowstone” remained at No. 3, while the two other seasons each slipped a notch, Season three to No. 5 and Season two to No. 6.

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Universal Pictures’ You Should Have Left, a psychological thriller that soared to No. 2 the prior week after its DVD and digital release, dropped to No. 4.

New to the “Watched at Home” chart is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuted at No. 18 amid publicity around the next installment in the dinosaur franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, slated to bow in theaters next summer.

  1. The Tax Collector (RLJ Entertainment)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. You Should Have Left (Universal)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  6. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  7. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  8. Scoob! (Warner Bros.)
  9. The Rental (IFC Films)
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  11. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  12. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  13. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  14. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  15. The High Note (Universal)
  16. Fantasy Island (Sony, 2020)
  17. Force of Nature (Lionsgate, 2020)
  18. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  19. Most Wanted (Paramount)
  20. Birds of Prey (Warner)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended Aug. 8.

 

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart for Third Week

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed by Universal Pictures, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended July 18.

It’s the animated sequel’s third week atop the chart that  tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The film was released for digital sellthrough June 23, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD disc July 7.

Screen Media’s VOD war film The Outpost remained at No. 2. Based on the 2012 book by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, the film stars Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood.

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Homebound consumers continued to be enthralled with the TV series “Yellowstone,” the three seasons of which rounded out the top five: season one at No. 3, season three at No. 4, and season two at No. 5.

In fact, the top five were the same as last week, though seasons one and three of “Yellowstone” swapped places.

The top newcomers for the week include Criterion Collection’s Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits Blu-ray boxed set, at No. 9, and the VOD horror movie Relic, from IFC Midnight, at No. 11.

  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  8. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  9. Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits (Criterion)
  10. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  11. Relic (IFC)
  12. Bloodshot (Sony)
  13. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  14. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  15. 1917 (Universal)
  16. Force of Nature (Lionsgate)
  17. The Gentlemen (Universal/STX)
  18. The Call of the Wild (Disney)
  19. Jungle Beat: The Movie (Sandcastle)
  20. Fantasy Island (Sony Pictures)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended July 18

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart for Second Week

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed by Universal Pictures, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended July 11.

It’s the animated sequel’s second week atop the chart that  tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The film was released for digital sellthrough June 23, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD disc July 7.

Screen Media’s VOD war film The Outpost climbed three spots to No. 2. Based on the 2012 book by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, the film stars Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood.

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Homebound consumers continued to be enthralled with the TV series “Yellowstone,” the three seasons of which rounded out the top five: season three at No. 3, season one at No. 4, and season two at No. 5.

For the most part the list contained the same titles as the previous week. Lionsgate’s Force of Nature, about a family defending their home from thieves during a hurricane in Puerto Rico, rose from No. 17 a week earlier, when it was the top-selling disc on the NPD VideoScan chart, to No. 9.

  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  6. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  9. Force of Nature (Lionsgate)
  10. The Hunt (Universal)
  11. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  12. The Gentlemen (Universal/STX)
  13. The Call of the Wild (Disney)
  14. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  15. 1917 (Universal)
  16. Jungle Beat: The Movie (Sandcastle)
  17. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  18. Bloodshot (Sony)
  19. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  20. Dolittle (Universal)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended July 11

 

‘Trolls World Tour’ Jumps to Top Spot on ‘Watched at Home’ Chart

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed by Universal Pictures, pushed to the top of the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended July 4. The animated film was released for digital sellthrough June 23 and was No. 2 the previous week on the chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

The film was released for premium VOD in April instead of its intended widespread theatrical release, but the DEG doesn’t track films marked as PVOD until their traditional home entertainment window.

Trolls World Tour was released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD disc July 7 so it should continue to hold a high place on the chart for the next several weeks.

Homebound consumers continued to be enthralled with the TV series “Yellowstone,” which occupied the next three spots on the chart. The third season, which topped the chart the previous week, slipped to No. 2. Season one was No. 3 and season two was No. 4.

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No. 5 was a regular VOD release, Screen Media’s war film The Outpost. Based on the 2012 book by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, the film stars Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood.

The American Fourth of July holiday helped push the Fox catalog title Independence Day from 1996 into the top 20, at No. 8.

  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount
  4. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  5. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  7. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  8. Independence Day (Fox)
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  10. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  11. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  12. The Call of the Wild (Disney)
  13. Jungle Beat: The Movie (Sandcastle)
  14. The Gentlemen (Universal/STX)
  15. 1917 (Universal)
  16. The Hunt (Universal)
  17. Force of Nature (Lionsgate)
  18. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  19. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  20. Onward (Disney)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended July 4

 

‘Sonic’ Most-Watched Title for Fourth Straight Week

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog remained on top of the “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended June 13, its fourth consecutive week at No. 1.

With the COVID-19 production halts and movie theater closures beginning to impact the home entertainment pipeline, a lack of high-profile new releases is finding older releases dominating the weekly chart, which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man remake also remained at No. 2 for a third week.

The top new title in the top 20 was Universal’s The Hunt, which arrived on Blu-ray and DVD June 9. The thriller, an allegory about the conflict between America’s political right and left, earned $5.8 million during a brief theatrical run in March that ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Soon after, Universal made the film available for premium VOD, which is not tracked by the DEG’s chart. The Hunt was released for digital sellthrough May 26 but didn’t climb onto the top of the charts until its disc release.

Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn and two Sony Pictures releases, Bad Boys for Life and Jumanji: The Next Level, dropped a slot each to No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

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The most notable newcomer to the chart for the week came in at No. 10, 1939’s Gone With the Wind, distributed on disc by Warner Bros. Disc sales of the film exploded during the week after HBO Max removed the film from its streaming service following complaints about outdated depictions of slavery during the Civil War. Though HBO Max vowed to return the film with additional programming to discuss the film’s historical context, consumers took matters into their own hands and decided to buy the film on disc and through digital retailers such as iTunes. The disc was the No. 2 seller on the NPD Group’s weekly disc sales chart.

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  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  2. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  3. The Hunt (Universal)
  4. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  5. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  6. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  7. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  8. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  9. 1917 (Universal)
  10. Gone With the Wind (Warner)
  11. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  12. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  13. Onward (Disney)
  14. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  15. Dolittle (Universal)
  16. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  17. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  18. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season 5 (MTV)
  19. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  20. Knives Out (Lionsgate)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended June 13

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops in Home Viewership After Blu-ray Disc, DVD Release

Five movies generated significant gains in home viewership after their May 19 release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, led by Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which soared to No. 1 on “Watched at Home” chart for the week ended May 23, up from No. 5 the prior week.

The film, based on a popular video game franchise, has been in the top five of the weekly chart — which tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group — ever since its early digital release on March 31.

Walt Disney’s Onward, the studio’s latest Pixar animated feature film, reappeared on the chart at No. 3, also after its release on disc — and in spite of the fact that it has been available since April 3 on the Disney+ subscription streaming service. The film was one of several high-profile movies that was given an early digital release in mid-March after the pandemic-induced shutdown of movie theaters. Onward spent just two weeks in theaters prior to its March 20 digital release.

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Two other films, both from Warner Bros., that returned to the chart after their May 19 release on disc are Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (No. 6) and The Way Back (No. 17).

Universal Pictures’ Emma., also new to Blu-ray Disc and DVD, debuted on the chart at No. 15.

Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, No. 1 the prior week, slipped to No. 2.

Rounding out the top five on the “Watched at Home Chart” for the week ended May 23 are Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life at No. 4 and Bloodshot at No. 5, down from No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  2. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  3. Onward (Disney)
  4. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  5. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
  6. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (Warner)
  7. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
  8. Fantasy Island (Sony)
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  10. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
  11. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  12. 1917 (Universal)
  13. Dolittle (Universal)
  14. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  15. Emma. (Universal, 2020)
  16. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  17. The Way Back (Warner, 2020)
  18. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  19. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  20. Knives Out (Lionsgate)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended May 23