April 22, 2021
Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 again took the top spot on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended April 17.
The DC-comic-based film starring Gal Gadot — repeating in the top spot for a third week — continued to get a boost from its arrival on Blu-ray and DVD March 30 after being released though digital retailers on March 16 (a release preceded by PVOD and a simultaneous Christmas Day 2020 debut in theaters and on streaming service HBO Max).
News of the World also repeated in the No. 2 spot, while Promising Young Woman rose to the third spot from No. 5 the previous week. The Croods: A New Age fell from No. 3 to No.4 and Monster Hunter dropped one spot to round out the top five.
The crime thriller City of Lies, starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, entered the chart at No. 7 following an April 9 digital release. Other newcomers included USA Network’s and 20th Century Studios’ Queen of the South: Season 5 at No. 19 and the adult drama Monday at No. 20. Game of Thrones: The Complete Series returned to the chart at No. 18, and Paramount’s The Vault made a jump of five spots to take No. 14.
The Watched at Home chart, compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, tracks transactional video activity (both digital and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental).
The Western News of the World (No. 2) stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran who makes a living reading newspapers to people in frontier towns and is tasked with returning a young white girl who had been captured and raised by Indians to her family.
Promising Young Woman (No. 3), nominated for five Oscars, stars Carey Mulligan as Cassie, whose promising future was derailed by a mysterious event.
Universal Pictures’ DreamWorks Animation sequel The Croods: A New Age (No. 4) features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Dinklage and follows the caveman Crood family as they encounter the more civilized Bettermans.
Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter (No. 5) stars Milla Jovovich as the leader of a military unit battling deadly creatures from another world.
- Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
- News of the World (Universal)
- Promising Young Woman (Universal)
- The Croods: A New Age (Universal)
- Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
- Greenland (Universal/STX)
- City of Lies (Lionsgate)
- Girl in the Basement (A+E)
- Willy’s Wonderland (Screen Media)
- Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- Soul (Disney)
- Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)
- Wrong Turn (2021, Lionsgate)
- The Vault (Paramount)
- Let Him Go (Universal)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
- Game of Thrones: The Complete Series (Warner)
- Queen of the South: Season 5 (20th Century)
- Monday (IFC)
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 April 17.