Black Friday Fuels Return of ‘Deadpool 2’ to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Post-Thanksgiving retail sales typically give older titles a chance to make hay on the home video sales charts, and 2018 was no exception.

Only one new release debuted in the top 50 the week ended Nov. 24,  as Warner’s Crazy Rich Asians landed at No. 36 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sellers, and No. 23 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The No. 1 title on both charts was 20th Century Fox’s ‘R’-rated superhero comedy Deadpool 2, which reached the top spot for the fourth time since it was released in August (having spent its first three weeks atop the charts as well). It had been the No. 27 overall seller the week before.

The resurgence of Deadpool 2 comes as a ‘PG-13’ re-edit of the film, dubbed Once Upon a Deadpool, is slated for a limited theatrical re-release just before Christmas.

No. 2 on the overall chart was Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3, which was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart for the week.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney’s Incredibles 2, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rose to No. 4 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Fox’s The Greatest Showman sang its way back to the No. 5 spot on both charts.

Despite being swamped by Black Friday catalog, Crazy Rich Asians had 58% of its first-week unit sales come in the Blu-ray format, with 2% of its tally coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Crazy Rich Asians was also the top title on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 25.

The previous week’s top rental, Warner’s The Meg, slipped to No. 2, followed by Universal’s Mile 22 at No. 3, Incredibles 2 at No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Alpha at No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 11-24-18
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 11-25-18
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 11-24-18
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 11-24-18
Sales Report for Week Ended 11-24-18

 

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