‘A Star Is Born’ Shines on Home Video Charts

In a big week for music-heavy movies, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray and DVD release of the latest remake of A Star Is Born topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 23.

The story, involving an older star discovering and falling in love with an up-and-coming starlet, was previously filmed in 1937, 1954 and 1976. The fourth Hollywood version , this time starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who also directed), earned $211 million at the domestic box office and just won an Oscar for the song “Shallow.”

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The previous week’s top seller, 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, dropped to No. 2 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Bohemian Rhapsody picked up four Oscars, including Best Actor for Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It sold about 52% as many copies in its second week as A Star Is Born sold in its first.

Debuting at No. 3 on both charts was another remake, Lionsgate’s Robin Hood. The critically derided retelling of the classic story — which stars  Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham — earned just $30.8 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ animated The Grinch landed at No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, down from the second spot on both a week earlier.

Another newcomer, Paramount’s Overlord, took No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The World War II-based horror film earned $21.7 million in U.S. theaters.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 53% of first-week Star Is Born sales, with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray accounting for 8% of its sales. By contrast, Robin Hood had 61% of its sales from Blu-ray, with 12% from UHD BD, while Overlord had 72% from Blu-ray and 18% from UHD BD.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 24, A Star Is Born debuted at No. 1, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 2 and Robin Hood at No. 3.

Rounding out the top five rentals were Paramount’s Nobody’s Fool at No. 4 and Overlord at No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 2-23-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 2-24-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 2-23-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 2-23-19
Sales Report for Week Ended 2-23-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 2-25-19


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