‘Aladdin’ Edges ‘John Wick 3’ to Top Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin narrowly outsold Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum to top the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Sept. 14.

Aladdin, which earned $355 million at the domestic box office, also topped the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart for the week by a slightly larger margin.

The third “John Wick” movie, which earned $171 million in U.S. theaters, easily the top earner of the action franchise, sold 96.8% as many total copies as Aladdin, and 87.9% as many Blu-rays. Lionsgate earlier in the week reported John Wick: Chapter 3 had sold more than 3 million combined digital and physical copies.

Disney’s Avengers: Endgame landed at No. 3 on the overall sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart in its fifth week of availability on disc. It sold about 10.6% as many copies during the week as Aladdin, which indicates how far ahead the top two titles were from the rest of the pack.

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The 1992 animated version of Aladdin, newly released on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as part of Disney’s “Signature Collection” line, was No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. The UHD Blu-ray accounted for 28% of its sales.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures’ Men in Black: International, dropped to No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Among other newcomers, Universal’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die debuted at No. 11 overall and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

The previous “John Wick” films also received a boost on disc thanks to the release of the latest chapter. The first film was No. 30 overall and No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart; Chapter 2 was No. 23 overall and No. 12 on the Blu-ray chart, and a double feature of both films was No. 24 overall No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 79% of total sales for the Aladdin remake, including the 11% contributed by the UHD BD version. For John Wick: Chapter 3, Blu-ray was 72% of the total, which included 20% from the UHD BD.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 15, John Wick: Chapter 3 was the top rental. Men in Black: International, the previous week’s top rental, dropped to No. 2.

The live-action Aladdin debuted at No. 3. Universal’s Ma and The Secret Life of Pets 2 each dropped two slots, to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 9-14-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 9-15-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 9-14-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 9-14-19
Sales Report for Week Ended 9-14-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 9-16-19


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