‘Aladdin’ Jumps Back Into Top Disc Sales Spots

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin returned to the No. 1 spot on both NPD VideoScan’s First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Sept. 28.

The fantasy musical had debuted in the top spot two weeks earlier before barely slipping to the second spot in its second week.

Climbing to No. 2 on both charts in its third week was Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. It barely missed taking over the top spot, selling 99% as many copies as Aladdin.

The previous week’s top title, Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, slid to No. 3 on both charts.

The week’s top newcomer debuted at No. 4: Universal Pictures’ Yesterday, a comedy about an aspiring musician who discovers the world has forgotten about the Beatles so he gains fame by reintroducing their songs as his own. It earned $73.3 million at the domestic box office.

No. 5 on the overall sales chart was Warner’s latest reboot of Shaft, which earned $21.4 million at U.S. theaters. It was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray, and No. 6 on the overall disc chart, was the Lionsgate actioner Anna, which earned $7.7 million at the domestic box office.

No. 7 for the week on both charts was the fourth newcomer to bow in the top 10, Fox’s remake of Child’s Play. The horror film earned $29.2 million in U.S. theaters.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 60% of total unit sales for Yesterday, 48% for Shaft, 58% for Anna and 56% for Child’s Play. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 8% of total sales for Yesterday, 13% for Anna and 3% for Shaft. The 4K UHD Blu-ray of Shaft was a Best Buy exclusive.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 29, Aladdin finally hit the top spot, pushing Dark Phoenix to No. 2.

Shaft debuted at No. 3, while John Wick: Chapter 3 slid to No. 4. Anna debuted as the No. 5 rental.

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Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 9-30-19

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