The list, by The Digital Entertainment Group - a company that specialises in advocacy and promotion of entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels - is a compilation from satellite and internet Video on Demand (VOD), cable, as well as surveys from majority of influential retailers for both media and physical sales.
Overtime, the digital company has continued to offer what they tag as the "Watched From Home Top 20" which is quite related to the theatrical box office although it ranks via transactions and figures; in sales and in rentals. Since we all don't have the luxury of time in spending time on the internet finding and dissecting movie ratings,this here will suffice. And for the records, please understand that the below rankings don't include other features from streaming platforms nor do they include Premium Video on Demand movies like Trolls: World Tour and Scooby.
According to the company and to my own amazement, the top-ranked movie last week was Sony's "Bloodshot". Have you seen the movie? I'm guessing you haven't. Since the movie had its "All Media" press screening a few days before it's opening weekend which was the same weekend all theatres in the US had to shut down due to the pandemic, Bloodshot is that one movie that has attracted so much criticism from so many critics and entertainment pundits, including myself. With the noise about the movie across social media on the local and international stage, one can truly agree that it is indeed a popular movie. However, in my opinion, it is not the best action movie currently in Hollywood.
According to Forbes, "the $42 million, PG-13 Valiant Comics adaptation stalled out with a mere $9.8 million domestic debut, which was right in line with the pre-release $10 million opening weekend projection. So it was a disappointment before the theaters closed up shop, but there were folks who had perhaps intended to see it in theaters but didn’t get the opportunity. While neither as enjoyable as xXx: Return of Xander Cage nor as ambitious as The Chronicles of Riddick, it’s an ideal “watch this at home for a few bucks” grindhouse action movie. That doesn’t mean that Bloodshot 2 is in the cards, although never say never when streaming platforms can always choose to get involved, but it’s the epitome of the kind of movie that folks skip in theaters and catch up with at home."
Others in the top 10 features late 2019 movies like Rise of Skywalker and Jumanji: The Next Level beating it out with early 2020 hit releases like Bad Boys for Life, 1917 and Sonic the Hedgehog. But then, there ain't much big deal, it's all entertainment. The top-ranked today may be the least rated next month. Time and chance eventually play out everywhere, even in the entertainment industry.
See full list below.
The Digital Entertainment Group’s Top 20
1. Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
2. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
3. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount PGRE)
4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
6. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
7. The Gentlemen (STX/Universal UVV, 2019)
8. Birds of Prey (WB)
9. Dolittle (Universal)
10. 1917 (Universal)
11. Little Women (Sony, 2019)
12. Arkansas (Lionsgate)
13. The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
14. Gretel & Hansel (WB)
15. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (WB)
16. Underwater (Fox)
17. Rick and Morty S4 (WB)
18. Like a Boss (Paramount)
19. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
20. The Way Back (WB, 2020)
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