Welcome back once again to a new edition of our weekly ‘DEG Watched at Home Top 20’ list posts where we continue to keep you updated on all of the most popular movies and television shows watched at home each week, always compiled and released by the Digital Entertainment Group.
This week’s new ‘DEG Watched at Home Top 20’ list for October 21, 2021 (compiled of data for the week ended 10.16.21) sees the top two titles from last week swap spots as ‘Free Guy‘ jumps into first and ‘F9: The Fast Saga‘ shifts to second. ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy‘ holds steady in third place, while ‘Escape Room: Tournament of Champions‘ moves up one position into fourth. Meanwhile, the 2018 ‘Halloween‘ film jumps into fifth with ‘Halloween Kills’ hitting theaters and streaming to round out the top five. The original ‘Halloween’ film also makes an appearance in seventeenth along with some other Halloween-themed films. Continue below to read this week’s news release with the latest ‘DEG Watched at Home Top 20’ list and then sound off in the comments to let us know what you’ve been watching.
SCARES MULTIPLY ON THE WAH TOP 20 AS HALLOWEEN APPROACHES
A frightful theme continues on the Watched at Home list in the run up to Halloween, with scary titles dominating the chart. Both Halloween films are represented, with the original 1978 scarefest joining the chart at No. 17, while the 2018 version made a 10-rung jump to No. 5, powered by excitement over new franchise entry Halloween Kills showing in theaters and on Peacock. The only other new title, The Green Knight, a fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight starring Dev Patel, joins the chart at No. 8. The top three titles remained unchanged, but Free Guy jumped over F9, flipping last week’s No. 1 and No. 2 titles.
DEG compiles the ‘Watched at Home Top 20’ list with the most widely consumed titles on disc and digital during the previous week (except for outside subscription-based streaming platforms). Assembled with the newest studio and retailer data every seven days, it showcases current consumer enthusiasm for home viewing of the newest film and television releases.
Please see below for the October 21 ‘Watched at Home Top 20’ list:
- Free Guy (20th Century Studios)
- F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
- Space Jam: A New Legacy (Warner Bros.)
- Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (Sony)
- Halloween (2018, Universal)
- Old (Universal)
- The Forever Purge (Universal)
- The Green Knight (Lionsgate/A24)
- The Boss Baby: Family Business (Universal)
- Venom (2018, Sony)
- Snake Eyes (Paramount)
- Hocus Pocus (1993, Disney)
- Spectre (2015, MGM)
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Warner Bros.)
- Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)
- The Addams Family (2019, Universal)
- Halloween (1978, Lionsgate/Shout! Factory)
- Beetlejuice (1988, Warner Bros.)
- A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)
- Wrath of Man (MGM)
Source | DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. Digital Sales, Digital Rentals (VOD), DVD & Blu-ray for week ended 10.16.21; excluding PVOD
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