‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Tops February Disc Sales

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Tops February Disc Sales

Black History Month was dominated by two “Black” superhero movies.

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for February 2023, according to Circana’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. The comic book movie sequel was the top-selling title on the weekly charts the first three weeks after its Feb. 7 release on disc.

The top seller for January, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s Black Adam, was No. 2 for February, having been the top seller the first week of the month and within the top five each week of the month.

Black Adam remained the No. 1 disc seller for the year to date, while Wakanda Forever took over the No. 2 position.

The month’s No. 3 seller, continuing its strong home entertainment performance, was Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick. The fighter jet sequel had been No. 2 in January after topping the charts for both November and December. It also slipped a spot to No. 3 on the year-to-date chart.

February’s No. 4 seller was Universal Pictures’ Violent Night, the Die Hard– and Home Alone-inspired Christmas actioner in which Santa Claus has to fight off a team of armed robbers from a mansion. It had been No. 6 in January having arrived on disc Jan. 24.

The No. 5 seller for the month was Universal Pictures’ Oscar-nominated The Fabelmans, director Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical story of a teenage filmmaker and his troubled family. It arrived on disc Feb. 14 but didn’t crack the yearly top 10.

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The arrival of Wakanda Forever was the only change in which titles were in the year’s top 10, as 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story got pushed off the list, and some other titles shuffled around. 

Universal’s Halloween Ends and Ticket to Paradise each slipped two spots to No. 5 and No. 7, respectively; the original 1986 Top Gun climbed two spots to No. 6; awards-season plaudits helped push Warner’s Elvis up two spots to No. 8; Sony Pictures’ The Woman King dropped five spots to No. 9; and HBO’s House of the Dragon: Season 1 fell three spots to No. 10.

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According to Circana, the February 2023 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  2. Black Adam (Warner)
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  4. Violent Night (Universal)
  5. The Fabelmans (Universal)
  6. Top Gun (Paramount)
  7. Elvis (Warner)
  8. E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal)
  9. Ted & Ted 2: Thunder Buddies Collection (Universal)
  10. Paw Patrol: Sea Patrol (Paramount/Nickelodeon)


Year-to-Date Top 10 (through February 2023):

  1. Black Adam (Warner)
  2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  4. Violent Night (Universal)
  5. Halloween Ends (Universal)
  6. Top Gun (Paramount)
  7. Ticket to Paradise (Universal)
  8. Elvis (Warner)
  9. The Woman King (Sony Pictures)
  10. House of the Dragon: Season 1 (Warner/HBO)


‘Black Adam’ Starts 2023 as January’s Disc Top Seller

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