January 15, 2021
With few new releases, the weekly “Watched at Home” chart remains largely unchanged from the prior week.
Warner Bros.’ Tenet is again No. 1 on the chart for the week ended Jan. 9, while Universal Pictures’ Honest Thief and The War With Grandpa switched places their sophomore week to place at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
The “Watched at Home” chart tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental) compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.
Paramount’s Love and Monsters is the week’s biggest gainer, moving up to No. 4 from No. 9 the previous week due to its Jan. 5 release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The film also was the week’s top disc seller (see related story).
Love and Monsters is a post-apocalyptic action film about a man (Dylan O’Brien) traveling through a world populated by monsters in order to reconnect with his girlfriend (Jessica Henwick). The monsters were created when chemical fallout from the destruction of an asteroid headed for Earth caused all cold-blood creatures to mutate into ferocious monsters. Love and Monsters was released theatrically and on VOD in October 2020.
Rounding out the top five is season three of perennial favorite “Yellowstone,” from Paramount.
Warner Bros. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy re-entered the chart at No. 16. The set made its 4K Ultra HD debut in December 2020.
The sole new entry on the “Watched at Home” chart was Lionsgate’s Parallel, bowing at No. 20. A Vertical Entertainment release, Parallel revolves around a group of friends who stumble upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a “multiverse,” only to discover that importing knowledge from the other side in order to better their lives brings increasingly dangerous consequences. The film’s cast includes Alyssa Diaz, Kathleen Quinlan Martin Wallstrom, David Harewood and Georgia King.
- Tenet (Warner)
- Honest Thief (Universal)
- The War with Grandpa (Universal)
- Love and Monsters (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: S3 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: S1 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: S2 (Paramount)
- The Office: The Complete Series (Universal)
- Unhinged (Lionsgate)
- Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race S:13 (VH1)
- The Craft: Legacy (Sony)
- The Informer (Vertical)
- Buddy Games (Paramount)
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Warner)
- The New Mutants (20th Century)
- Hunter Hunter (IFC Films)
- The Phenomenon (1091)
- The Upside (STX, 2019)
- Parallel (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 Jan. 9.