‘Avengers: Endgame’ Jumps to Top Seller of 2019 After Dominating August Sales

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, distributed by Disney, was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for August 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The superhero movie was released to disc Aug. 13, and in just over two weeks sold enough copies to become the top-selling movie on disc for all of 2019 through the end of August.

No. 2 for August was Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu, which was released in the first week of the month.

Another Warner release, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, was No. 3 for the month with just a few days of sales following its Aug. 27 release.

Likewise, Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, another Aug. 27 release, was No. 4 for the month.

Disney’s Descendants 3, a DVD-only release of the Disney Channel TV movie, was No. 5 for the month after an Aug. 6 release.

The previous month’s top seller, Warner’s Shazam!, was No. 6 in August.

Another late-month release, Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman, entered the monthly chart at No. 7.

Disney’s Captain Marvel was No. 8 for the month, while Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel dropped to No. 9, after debuting as the previous month’s second-best seller.

Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Batman: Hush, released Aug. 6, was No. 10 for the month.

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With Avengers: Endgame taking over the top spot on the yearly chart, the year’s top titles each move down one spot from the previous month, except for Captain Marvel, which overtook Bohemian Rhapsody to stay No. 3 for the year, with the Queen biopic dropping two spots to No. 4.

Warner’s Aquaman, which had been the year’s top seller most of the year, slipped to No. 2.

According to NPD, the August 2019 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Disney/Marvel)
  2. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Warner)
  3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner)
  4. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal)
  5. Descendants 3 (Disney)
  6. Shazam! (Warner)
  7. Rocketman (Paramount)
  8. Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel)
  9. Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
  10. Batman: Hush (Warner)


Year-to-date Top 10 (through August 2019):

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Disney/Marvel)
  2. Aquaman (Warner)
  3. Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  6. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  8. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  9. Bumblebee (Paramount)
  10. Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)


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