With Liam Neeson and ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ Home Viewing Thrives

High-priced titles dominated the charts on New Year’s week with “The Croods: The New Age” leading the way.

Sharing the glory was Liam Neeson: “Honest Thief,” a former theatrical/PVOD title, now thrives at $4.99, while Neeson’s 2011 Warner Bros.

thriller “Unknown” is currently #1 at Netflix.The thriving home-viewing market also includes “Soul” (Disney+ only) and “Wonder Woman 1984” (also in theaters).

Neither studio reported specific results, though Warners claims “WW84” viewings by “millions” of subscribers.

What constitutes a “view” remains undefined.What stands out is the public is spending money on multiple high-price offerings.

FandangoNow, which ranks by money spent, has a record nine PVOD titles in the top 10.

(Only “Honest Thief” is standard priced at #4.) AmazonTV and GooglePlay also place PVOD entries in four of their five top slots.Apart from “Croods,” the leading premium hits are “Tenet,” “Greenland,” and “The War With Grandpa.” At $14.99, “Grandpa” is less expensive,

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