June 7, 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther, distributed by Walt Disney Studios, topped the national home video sales charts the week ended June 2, marking its third consecutive week as the country’s top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
The sci-fi horror film Annihilation, a theatrical underperformer from Paramount Pictures, debuted at No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. According to VideoScan, the film, which earned just over $32 million in U.S. theaters, sold 38% as many units its first week in stores as Black Panther did in the latter film’s third week of availability.
Annihilation stars Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of a group of military scientists who enter “The Shimmer,” a quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and creatures.
The spy thriller Red Sparrow, from 20th Century Fox, slipped a spot on both charts to No. 3 after debuting in the second spot the prior week. The film, with a $47 million domestic gross, stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina who becomes a seductive secret agent after an injury cuts short her dancing career.
Another 20th Century Fox film, The Greatest Showman, rose a spot to No. 4 on both charts in its eighth week on disc.
Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s Game Night, down from No. 3 the prior week. The Jason Bateman-starring comedy finished the week at No. 7 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, where Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi moved back up a notch to finish the week at No. 5.
Annihilation generated 69% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc; 11% of its total were in the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, which is exclusively available at Best Buy until Oct. 29.
For the third week of Black Panther, Blu-ray contributed 64% to its total copies sold, with 11% from UHD Blu-ray.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 3, Game Night was No. 1 for the second consecutive week, with Red Sparrow shooting up to No. 2 now that its week-long holdback from Redbox is over.
Black Panther slipped a spot to No. 3, with Annihilation bowing at No. 4 and Warner’s The 15:17 to Paris moving up to No. 5 now that its seven-day holdback from Redbox has ended.
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