‘Bad Boys for Life’ Takes Over Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life debuted at No. 1 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 the week ended April 25.

The third movie in the “Bad Boys” action franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence earned $204 million at the domestic box office. A Blu-ray trilogy of all three films was No. 12 on the overall disc chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

Falling to No. 2 on both charts after three weeks in the top spot was Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which sold about 34.5% as many copies in its fourth week as the new “Bad Boys” did in its first.

Two newcomers took up the next spots on the charts. No. 3 was Universal’s The Gentleman, the latest action comedy from director Guy Ritchie. It earned $36.3 million at the domestic box office.

No. 4 was Well Go USA’s Ip Man 4: The Finale.

Paramount’s comedy Like a Boss debuted at No. 8 on the overall sales chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 54% of total Bad Boys for Life unit sales, with 11% of the total coming from 4K Ultra HD. The Gentlemen had 63% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray, compared with 56% for Ip Man 4 and 48% for Like a Boss. UHD comprised 7% of the total for The Gentlemen and 10% for Ip Man 4.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 26, Bad Boys for Life took over the top spot, with The Gentlemen at No. 2 and Like a Boss at No. 3.

The previous week’s top rental, Universal’s Dolittle, slipped to No. 4, while Warner’s Just Mercy slid two spots to No. 5.

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