May 27, 2021
Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry debuted at No. 1 on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended May 22.
The live-action/animation hybrid, which features the iconic cat and mouse duo’s feud disrupting a high-profile wedding at a trendy New York hotel, was released Feb. 26 concurrently on HBO Max and in theaters, where it made $45.6 million domestically. It became available through premium VOD April 16, and was released for digital purchase and on disc May 18, when the Watched at Home chart began tracking it.
The weekly Watched at Home chart, which is compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, tracks transactional activity related to digital purchases and VOD, as well as sales of disc formats such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental.
The previous week’s most-watched title, Universal Pictures’ The Marksman, dropped to No. 2. In the film, Neeson plays an Arizona rancher who agrees to take a young migrant boy to his family in Chicago despite being pursued by drug lords. It earned $15.6 million at the domestic box office.
Warner Bros.’ crime drama The Little Things with Denzel Washington, slipped to No. 3, while Universal’s animated hit sequel The Croods: A New Age stayed at No. 4.
Lionsgate’s Above Suspicion, a true crime drama starring Emilia Clarke as a woman living in a small Kentucky town who falls in love with a married FBI agent after agreeing to become an informant, rose eight spots to No. 5 following its May 18 Blu-ray and DVD release. It was released digitally May 7.
A24’s Minari, a drama about a Korean family that moves to Arkansas, jumped up 14 spots to No. 6 after Lionsgate released the film on Blu-ray and DVD May 18.
The stalwart Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection held steady at No. 7.
Newcomer Chaos Walking, released through digital retailers May 14, entered the chart at No. 8. The sci-fi thriller set in the future stars Tom Holland as a man who discovers a mysterious girl played by Daisy Ridley has crash-landed on his planet, where the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “The Noise,” a force that puts all their thoughts on display. It earned $13.3 million at the domestic box office.
Also new to the chart, at No. 9, is Sony Pictures’ The Father, a drama about a man (Anthony Hopkins) who refuses all assistance from his daughter (Olivia Colman) as he ages and begins to lose touch with reality. The film earned Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Hopkins. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD May 18.
Rounding out the top 10 was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland, the Best Picture Oscar winner was down five spots from the previous week.
Paramount’s 2018 thriller A Quiet Place made its first appearance in the top 20, at No. 11, in anticipation of the May 28 theatrical release of its sequel.
No. 12 was another new release, Vertical Entertainment’s Four Good Days, a drama starring Mila Kunis, Glenn Close and Stephen Root, about a mother helping her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse. It was released digitally May 21.
It should be noted that Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, which was the week’s top-selling disc by a wide margin according to the VideoScan tracking service, and was a top-five seller on most digital retailer charts, was not included in the compilation due to its initial release via the Disney+ Premier Access VOD option, which the DEG stated prevents it from being tracked regardless of window despite its availability through traditional retail channels.
- Tom & Jerry (2021, Warner)
- The Marksman (Universal)
- The Little Things (Warner)
- The Croods: A New Age (Universal)
- Above Suspicion (Lionsgate)
- Minari (Lionsgate)
- Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- Chaos Walking (Lionsgate)
- The Father (Sony Pictures)
- Nomadland (20th Century)
- A Quiet Place (Paramount)
- Four Good Days (Vertical)
- Justice Society: World War II (Warner)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Land (Universal)
- Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
- The Paper Tigers (Well Go USA)
- News of the World (Universal)
- Girl in the Basement (A+E)
- The Vault (Paramount)
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 22.