April 29, 2021
Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 took the No. 1 spot for a fourth consecutive week on the “Watched at Home” chart the week ended April 24. The DC Comics superhero movie starring Gal Gadot has been available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD since March 30, but hasn’t had to deal with much competition in the way of new releases since then.
The week’s top newcomer to the chart was Warner’s The Little Things, at No. 9, following its digital sellthrough release April 20. The crime drama starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, about a pair of sheriffs tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles, was released in theaters Jan. 29, earning $15.2 million at the domestic box office, and was simultaneously available for a month on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max SVOD service. It became available through premium VOD March 19.
The weekly Watched at Home chart, compiled from studio and retailer data and presented by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, tracks transactional video activity such as digital sellthrough, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, but not premium VOD or disc rental.
Best Picture Oscar winner Nomadland, from Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures, the indie arm of 20th Century Studios, made its first appearance on the Watched at Home chart at No. 11. It was released for digital purchase April 13 following a simultaneous run on Hulu and in theaters that saw it bring in $2.1 million at the domestic box office. Its appearance on the chart comes in the week just prior to its April 25 Oscar win, though its status as an Awards frontrunner likely upped its profile to home viewers. It was released on Blu-ray April 27, though the disc wasn’t made available on shelves by many retailers.
Universal Pictures’ Promising Young Woman moved up a spot to No. 2. The film, which stars Carey Mulligan as a woman whose promising future was derailed by a mysterious event, won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but as noted the Academy Awards ceremony was held after the cutoff for the chart’s weekly tracking period.
Universal’s Tom Hanks-starring Western News of the World slipped to No. 3, while DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, also from Universal, remained at No. 4.
Rounding out the top five was Saban Films’ crime thriller City of Lies, which moved up two spots from the previous week. The film stars Johnny Depp as a retired detective and Forest Whitaker as a journalist examining the Los Angeles Police Department investigations of the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Lionsgate releases the film on Blu-ray and DVD June 8.
- Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
- Promising Young Woman (Universal)
- News of the World (Universal)
- The Croods: A New Age (Universal)
- City of Lies (Lionsgate)
- Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
- Willy’s Wonderland (Screen Media)
- Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
- The Little Things (Warner)
- The Vault (Paramount)
- Nomadland (20th Century)
- Greenland (Universal/STX)
- Girl in the Basement (A+E)
- Soul (Disney)
- Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)
- Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
- Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
- Tenet (Warner)
- Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
- Wrong Turn (2021, 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 April 24.