‘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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‘Nomadland,’ ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Top New Digital, Disc Releases April 13

Awards-season frontrunner Nomadland, from Disney’s Searchlight Pictures, tops the list of new digital sellthrough titles April 13, while Screen Media’s Willy’s Wonderland leads the list of new disc releases.

The critically acclaimed Nomadland, an exploration of modern-day van life on the road starring Oscar winner Frances McDormand, is now available from digital retailers after a simultaneous run on Hulu and in theaters, where it pulled in $2.1 million domestically. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc April 27.

The Oscar-nominated film as already won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture — Drama, and Best Director for Chloé Zhao, who also recently became just the second woman to win the top prize from the Directors Guild of America.

Screen Media releases the comedic horror actioner Willy’s Wonderland on Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 13. Nicolas Cage stars as a quiet loner who finds himself stranded in a remote town when his car breaks down. Unable to pay for the repairs he needs, he agrees to spend the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned family fun center. He soon discovers the Wonderland’s dark secret when he’s trapped inside and forced to battle the possessed animatronic mascots that roam the halls.

RLJE Films April 13 releases the documentary Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist on Blu-ray, VOD and for digital purchase. Leap of Faith examines the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, the nuances of director William Friedkin’s filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that helped shape his life and filmography, as told by the man himself. The film originally debuted on Shudder, a premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. Both RLJ and Shudder are owned by AMC Networks.

Lionsgate April 13 releases the DVD of the 13th season of History’s “Ancient Aliens,” the controversial series that explores stories of extraterrestrial contact with Earth.

PBS April 13 releases the “Nature” documentary Pumas — Legends of the Ice Mountains on DVD.

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Warner Archive offers a number of Blu-ray selections April 13, including the musical Broadway Melody of 1940, the 1932 pre-code horror film Doctor X, the 1947 drama Green Dolphin Street, and the animated Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: The Complete Series.

Kino Lorber April 13 offers new Blu-rays of two Mel Brooks classics: 1967’s The Producers and 1987’s Spaceballs, the latter also arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time.

Also from Kino April 13 is the comedy The Wild Life, screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s 1984 spiritual successor to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Read our review here.

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

Nicolas Cage Movie ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ on Disc April 13

Screen Media will release the comedic horror actioner Willy’s Wonderland on Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 13.

Nicolas Cage stars as a quiet loner who finds himself stranded in a remote town when his car breaks down. Unable to pay for the repairs he needs, he agrees to spend the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned family fun center. He soon discovers the Wonderland’s dark secret when he’s trapped inside and forced to battle the possessed animatronic mascots that roam the halls.

The cast also includes Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz and Chris Warner.

The film made about $400,000 in a limited theatrical release in February, when it was available simultaneously through VOD.

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